I listed our 33 foot trawler with Lee Bowden of Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. I was very pleased with Lee’s service. He was always enthusiastic about the boat and worked hard to make sure that I got a fair price. One of the many things I liked about Lee was the fact that he often included me in the sales process. I knew the boat very well and Lee understood and appreciated that. I participated in many of the showings. I believed that helpe...
Hugh Aaron, Vero Beach, FL
I met Tom Whittington after I searched online for a local boat broker to sell my boat. After I met Tom, I knew he was the guy for the job. His polite and businesslike manner speaks volumes. He stuck with me through a lengthy process and represented the entire transaction with integrity and was helpful to both me and the buyer. Furthermore, after I met Tom during this transaction, anytime that I have brought his name up in conversation, people ...
Scott Bovee, Palm City, FL
Thank you Manatee Pocket Sales for making our dream boat come true!!! A huge thanks to our broker, Ralph Maula - he was excellent to work with in buying our Kadey Krogen 39. Ralph was very professional (especially in trying times), he is very personable and has a great sense of humor. Most important, Ralph was very timely in following thru on everything and ALWAYS got back to us and answered every one of our thousand plus questions. ...
Mack and Victoria McGahee, Chapin, South Carolina
Tom, Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and all the staff at Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales, for all the help and advice you gave me on the purchase of my first boat, and the time you took to answer all my first time boat buyer questions on a very professional level. I look forward to do business again in the future with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales and definitely recommend you to my friends, again thank you so much.
Danilo Hernandez, Miami, FL
I met Justin Smith at "Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales" in Stuart Florida 4 years ago when I bought my first boat, since then he had become more a friend to me than just a customer and a dealer. Recently he was in charge to sell my boat located in NY area and he successfully did it! The distance was not a problem because he was very good sharing information between the buyers and myself, like always he was very professional. In the f...
Marie, New Jersey
First I wanted to thank you for asking Justin to help me out with the purchase of my first large sail boat purchase. I have been around boats my whole life but knew nothing about large cruising boats and the purchase process or even any of the ins and outs of the larger boats. From the moment I spoke to Justin I couldnt ask for a nicer or more helpful person. Not just on the purchase process but every question I had related to condition, equip...
Jerrey Skeenes, New Jersey
Tom, I just wanted to thank you for assisting me in purchasing the 22 Pathfinder that you had as a broker. Based on the description of the boat, the seller and you, I felt comfortable doing my own inspection.
Richard Appell, Venice, FL
Tom, I know we have said before, but we can't be emphatic enough with how happy we are with your role and (Howie Collins) services in completing this transaction. I don't know if you heard Bobbi the last day we were in your office, but she leaned over and said, 'Don't worry, Greg, Tom will work things out. He always does.' Now you have made believers out of us as well. You said early on, each deal has a life of i...
Greg and Corinne Backhouse, Manitoba, Canada
I have known Tom Whittington for many years and have dealt with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales on a couple of different occasions. Most recently I purchased a 39' Mako Walkaround from Tom through Ralph Maula. Ralph knew the boat and the engines and was very helpful with his technical and user information on this type of boat and was instrumental in negotiating a mutual agreeable price. They directed me to a very knowledgeable surveyor and...
Mark Carleton, Stuart, FL
Tom, Thank you for your initial visit and setting us up with Ralph Maula to sell our boat. Ralph Maula presented himself in a professional calm manner, most knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. My business requires me to be on the road and unavailable much of the time. I was unable to speak with potential buyers or even assist in the sea trial. Ralph took care of everything and we felt from the start that we were in good hands. Thank yo...
The Fotos family, Port St. Lucie, FL
Just want to extend a big THANK YOU for helping me achieve my dream of owning a Sail Boat. I found that the folks at Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales were very professional and helpful! Both of the yachts that you recommended were of good quality and also were excellent deals. The yacht purchase and the accompanying details went very smoothly thanks to Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales’ staff. The yacht that I purchased (Nemesis) was in very good sha...
Stacy Jackson, Ft. Pierce, FL
Recently, I had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Tom Whittington of Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. He and his staff treated me in a friendly and very professional manor. The deal was for an older Trawler that had several issues that created some very unusual problems. I was a buyer from out of state and my first contact was by telephone. The vessel was sold via an estate sale, we had several paperwork problems. Tom and his staff worked ...
Jeff Sieloff, Canton, MI
Tom, I want to thank both you and Ralph for helping me sell my boat last month. As you know, I’d had it for sale on a popular website for a couple of months attempting to sell it on my own and became a bit frustrated as I never truly knew whether the prospective buyer was qualified or not. Fortunately, you were able to bring a qualified buyer much quicker than I anticipated and the transaction went without a hitch. The level of service a...
Scott Rabinowitz, Stuart, FL