FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Certification Advisory Council (CAC), which oversees the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program and is supported by the seven (7) North American yacht brokers associations, is proud to announce the 2019 Chairman’s Award to Carmine Galati, founder of Galati Yacht Sales. Chairman of the CPYB program Staley Weidman said, “This award represents the highest level of commitment to truly elevating the professionalism of the yacht brokerage industry. Galati Yacht Sales has had more brokers become certified in the last two years than any other firm in North America. Carmine sets a fine example of how breaking paradigms of the typical yacht brokerage-house format benefits the buying public and the any member of the industry doing business with his firm.” 

  Carmine is truly dedicated to the advancement of the maritime industry as a whole, has and continues to serve as a sales mentor, and continues to promote education, training, and product knowledge. He serves on the IYBA Board of Directors and is active in multiple committees.

  He supports several charitable organizations including the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, the Tigger Foundation, and the Billfish Foundation, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Although Carmine is quite busy in daily business operations of Galati Yacht Sales, he still finds time to work on initiatives to enhance the industry and create pathways to success.

  In the response to receiving the award, Carmine stated “It has always been a passion and strong belief of mine that in order to succeed and grow we must embrace continual improvement as well as knowledge, professionalism, morals and ethics. The CPYB program gives up the platform to both test and inspire these principals in our sales team. We at Galati’s require the certification for all our sales team.”

About CPYB: Since 1999, the CPYB program has been the industry performance standard for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. A program Design Team of industry volunteers worked with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute to define the industry's body of knowledge - the key performance skills and knowledge required to be a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. The team then crafted the certification exam, comprised of over 150 questions, serving as the objective measurement of the applicant’s knowledge.