Justin Smith

Key West, FL, US

Justin was born in Connecticut and remembers being raised on boats as a young child. His grandparents home schooled him and shared his love of boating while growing up around and on the water. His desire to know more about boating led to attending trade schools to increase his maritime and boating knowledge.

Justin is a licensed captain and has the abilities to maintain, rebuild and captain just about any vessel.

He currently owns and captains a 72 foot Schooner out of Marathon, FL. During the summer months he charters her while listing and selling boats. As a licensed Florida Yacht Broker for six years, Justin enjoys helping his clients find a boat that is just right to create new dreams and memories.

Looking for a sailboat or trawler please give Justin a call.



Justin did a great job brokering the boat. He never gave up even after 5 years of the boat being on the market. He was always friendly and uplifting and when we did sell it he was on top of everything till the end. His follow through was also second to none. The next time looking for a boat he will be the first call I make. 

Robert Guarnieri, Conneticut

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 future I will recommend "Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales" to my friends.

Many thanks again for all your help. 

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, equipment, maintenance issues, foreign transactions, insurance, loans and just about every other question you can think of a newbie with a nervous streak could ask! Justin is definitely a rarity now days when it comes to customer service and a true desire to help people out. I can't say enough good things about him and just wanted to thank you so much for allowing him to help me out.

Jerrey Skeenes, New Jersey

Tom, Carina and I can't thank you and Justin Smith enough for all your hard work in helping us purchase our Catalina 42'!  Since we're in Texas and this is our first time buying a boat of this size, we were a little nervous about the whole process.  You guys made it a breeze though, even after the sale you continue to help with services and storage!  I will be coming back to Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales the next time I buy or sell a vessel, no matter where we are in the world.  Thank you again Justin and Tom!

Steve and Carina Narrey, Fort Worth, Texas