Galati Yacht Sales began in 1970 as a dream and not much else. Michael Galati Sr. moved to Anna Maria Island in Florida with his wife and their five young children to support.
He purchased a tornado-devastated marina on Tampa Bay, with the dream of creating a service and boat dealership. “Well work hard and well make it, Michael would tell his wife, Anna Maria.
“My mom probably worked the hardest of any of us, recalls Carmine, the second oldest.
Besides caring for her family, Anna Maria Galati also managed the marina store and handled all the billing and deliveries. “I remember I would be holding Chris in one arm and pumping gas for the customers in the other, she says.
“It was a great place to be to grow up, remembers Mike, Jr. about living on the island. “We all started out working on the gas docks, washing boats and catching bait to sell.
The young Galati would all get up early in the mornings to catch pin fish that they would turn around and sell for bait.
When Michael Galati Sr. passed away in l992, the company ownership passed to his children. The Galati siblings were thoroughly prepared to take on a new level of responsibility as they had been trained in all aspects of the business from the time they were children.
They have grown it into one of the largest privately held yacht dealerships in the world.
We have been committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers since 1970. We cover the Gulf Coast and beyond with 8 locations in Florida, Alabama, Texas, and 1 location in Costa Rica.
Our knowledgeable team of professional sales associates are certified yacht brokers with many years of experience in both domestic and international yacht sales. Our factory trained service and support teams are second to none in the industry and are recipients of many awards and accolades assuring your time on the water is the best it can be.
**New Opportunities at Valued Pricing** Boats For Sale
Brokers at Galati Yacht Sales