I wanted to write and thank you for all your assistance completing my recent boat purchase while I was overseas.  When I first contacted Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales, I was simply looking for basic information about the vessel, with the intent to engage a “buyer’s” broker to represent me.  After a short conversation and a couple follow-up emails on the first day, I no longer felt it was necessary to have separate representation from the seller.  You came across as a very honest, straight-shooting yacht broker.  All this, having never met you in person!

            Now that I am the proud new owner of that boat, I can say I have never been happier than with the service I’ve received through you!  Your honesty, easy-going personality, prompt follow-through, and personal code of ethics has been such a wonderful surprise over some of my past experiences.  Good on ya’, Bob and thank you so very much! 

Vincent Shrigley, MAJ, USAF, Ret. USCG Master 50T, ASA Instructor Marsh Harbor, Bahamas

Thought I would drop you a note and say thanks for all the effort you put forth on the sale of our vessel. We appreciated the time you spent with the marketing and sale of the product. It is hard work to get sellers and buyers together and your ability to bring it all together was great. We could tell you were more interested in the relationship of the owners and their best interest rather than the sale. This is appreciated as this is not the case most of the time. The sale of the product sometimes overrides the process and your company clearly does not allow that to take place. You made it clear that if we were not happy, no sale needed to take place.


Brig and Linda Burgess, Palm City, FL


I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and Tom for all your help finding us the PERFECT boat. We love our 23’ World Cat!! Your thoroughness examining the boat on our behalf and assistance in finalizing the deal put all our concerns about buying a boat “sight unseen” to rest. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know looking for a boat...we could not be happier with the entire process.

Thanks again for all your help.

Deanie and Hubert, Marietta, GA

Just a short note to let you know how much I appreciated the effort of Jim McNamee and yourstaff in the process of selling my Aquasport Costal 27. Although we had a few bumps in the road we stayed thecourse and finished the race, Jim  always kept me abreast of what was going on andwas great in staying with the problemsand keeping the buyer interested as we got everything up to par.Being able to keep my boat at your Manatee Pocket Location wasgreat exposure and very convenient. Thanks again to Jim and you and your staff for all your effort.

Chuck Janulis, Stuart, Florida

Bob...Check arrived in mail today. Thank you very much for your professional, attentive, helpful, and personable service in the sale. And we did better than anticipated. Should you be asked for a reference by another seller, I would be happy to explain my good experience. 

Richard Lewis, Tappahannock, Virginia

I apologize for not getting this to you sooner, for the job you did on selling my boat it should have been immediate.

I want to cover a few things that stood out to me that set you apart from other brokers I have worked with.

First of all, you did not let the size of my boat be an issue when you took on the listing. You understood that it would most likely need to be shipped and it was never a question that you could find the right buyer that would be willing to take on that effort. A 50 foot yacht on a landlocked lake is quite an undertaking.

Second, you set clear expectations from the beginning in regard to a realistic listing price and expected sale price. This is very important because it allows me to financially plan for the proceeds in a meaningful way.

Third, you vetted prospects in a way that eliminated the typical emotional roller coaster that comes with selling a large asset. Knowing that every potential buyer that looked at my boat could reasonably buy it if they chose, took out any inclination I may have had about my time being wasted. I really appreciate that.

And finally, you were there 100% of the time for questions, concerns, solutions, or just to talk.

You are a pure professional in every manner and I will absolutely be calling you when the day comes for my next boat purchase.

Thank you.

Rob Ortega, Lake Lanier, Georgia
Had a great time in SW Florida. I have never bought anything sight unseen and being from North Dakota have never sent money to Florida to buy something sight unseen. You did a great job with all the pictures of the boat and it was what you said it was. (You went above and beyond when the trailer cable wasn't long enough for our truck and when the trailer lights didn't work which was not the fault of the trailer but a blown fuse in our truck) You got us fixed up and on the road. Thank you very much!. The boat was what we expected and the 115 Yamaha ran perfect.
Thanks again


Randy and Jodi, North Dakota

Just wanted to thank you and Bill again for the GREAT job you did selling our beloved sailboat Blown Away. Selling a big boat can be a frustrating emotional experience and you both seemed to ease our journey through the process. The new owners are perfect for the boat and will no doubt enjoy many years living their dream just and we did. Again, can't thank you both enough.
Norman & Barbara Quinn
Stuart FL

Norman and Barbara Quinn, Stuart, FL

Dear Lee,

       I want to write to thank you for your superb handling of my recent purchase of a 22 Grady White Seafarer. This is the 4th Grady I have purchased, but 1st through MPYS- I was extremely pleased with your skilled professionalism. Every step of the sale was seamless and I appreciate your strict attention to the many details of the transaction.

       I am listing my current Seaward for sale with you and will repeatedly recommend you and MPYS to my fellow boaters in Vero Beach. Job well done!

Jim Stanley, Stuart, FL
I hope this message finds you well. Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your efforts on Jeff's behalf. As I suspect you are aware of by now, getting a boat is not simply a recreational wanna-gotta have for Jeff. His deep interest in all things fish-related makes this a really special deal for him.
That said, I would like to thank you for the knowledge and interest that you have brought to bear on Jeff's behalf. I don't know much about boats (understatement) but I do know quite a bit about study and research. The way that you've approach each boat -- with an upbeat interest and knowledge base is very impressive and speaks to a level of highest caliber professionalism.
Thanks also for the great flip flops -- the construction is terrific and I love the logo!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dave. Look forward to trips on the high seas!


Deborah, Stuart, FL