Jim, I just wanted to send a note saying thanks for showing us the President 37 today. You might be the best boat broker we have had in a LONG time.


Rowdy R. Turner, New Venice, OH

I cannot say enough about Lee Bowden and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. Lee was able to close the boat sale and have a new trailer built and delivered in one week! The entire process was handled professionally and it could not have gone smoother. Thank you so much Lee for making this longtime dream of mine come true - you're the best!


Brent Conley, Pembroke, GA
I just wanted to drop a thank you to you for your work on getting my deal done. You and your company were very professional. Diane and I are very happy with the new boat. Any business I can send your way I will. 
Again thank you.


Ray and Diane Snow, Scituate, Massachusetts

Wanted to take minute and to say thank you to Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales for making my boat purchase such a pleasant experience. This was a “remote purchase” and they made it a very easy and comfortable process. From the initial conversations with Lee and Dave to the final handshake…it was a super smooth transaction and experience. They did a great job sharing every detail with me over the phone and when I arrived the boat was exactly as described. It was simple to manage the documentation electronically. They assisted me with arranging a sea trial that worked with my schedule. And they even assisted me with finding a custom trailer that worked perfectly with the boat when I was ready to bring it home. Thanks again to Lee and the team. It was worth the drive over to Fort Pierce. I could not be happier with my boat and the entire sales experience with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales.


Greg Park, Tampa, FL


It was a pleasure working with you. You were timely, courteous, knowledgeable, and generally a pleasure to work with.

Please forward this to your boss, as it's all true!

Tim Cocks, Vero Beach, FL


            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

Bob, I 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 Coastal 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