Galati Yacht Sales was founded on the principles of honesty, hard work and a passion for customer service. Those core values remain just as strong today as they were back in 1970 when Michael Galati Sr. founded the business out of a small marina on Florida’s west coast.
Today, Galati Yacht Sales stretches along the Gulf of Mexico with seven locations from southwest Florida to Texas and now into the Great Lakes. The company specializes in sales and service for new and brokerage/used vessels of all descriptions. From the delivery and rigging of a brand-new boat to repairs and annual service of a current model, Galati Yachts handles it all.
But their hearts truly lie in the offshore realm. Fishing has always played a key role in the Galati’s philosophy—anglers are passionate about their sport and that passion is reflected in the day to day operations at Galati Yacht Sales as well. They’re currently the number one dealer worldwide for Viking Yachts, another family-owned business that’s just as passionate about sportfishing. Together, Viking Yachts and Galati Yacht Sales sponsor a series of billfish tournaments including the ECBC, both to support their existing clients and to introduce themselves to potential new customers. In 2011, Team Galati was the Top Release Team and Top Overall Team in the ECBC, with their name engraved on the Magnificent Blue perpetual trophy that’s on permanent display at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
As they’ve done every season since the tournament’s inception in 2003, Galati Yacht Sales once again returns to Sandestin, along with Viking Yachts, as event sponsors. Galati and Viking: it’s a winning combination.