My Wife and I just closed on a 2015 Key West 189FS and Lee Bowden made our purchase a very simple and easy transaction. He always kept in touch with every aspect of our purchase. We live in Virginia, and it is not always a pleasant experience when purchasing a boat out of state. We have done this on several occasions, but this was absolutely the smoothest closing from start to finish than any other one we have entered. Lee was always pleasant and eager to please. We appreciate all that he did in this purchase to make it an enjoyable one.

Ray and Peewee Clarke, Mechanicsville, Virginia

I had the good fortune of contracting Tom Whittington and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales for assistance in marketing my Borressen BB10 Daysailer. Tom was unwavering in his persistence in marketing my vessel to a small niche market. He never ceased to advise me over the 18 month cycle and finally secured a full asking price sale. He handled every aspect of the procedures and was a delight to work with. I would recommend him and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales to everyone.

Dr Fran Clark, Palm City, FL

I purchased a used Sea Fox 217 (210) CC offered through by Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. Originally, I was very uncertain about purchasing a boat out of state. However, I found Lee Bowden to be very responsive and open throughout the whole process. After the sale and when taking possession of the boat, Lee was also helpful and went out of his way in providing an informal introduction of the boat. Lee definitely made the whole process go smoothly. I will seriously consider contacting Lee Bowden again when I decide to buy a larger boat.

John Gonzales, Chicago, IL

I recently purchased a used Regal 2700 offer by Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. I was very pleased with the service that I received from S. Lee Bowden. I found Lee to be responsive and direct. At no time did Lee go beyond the truth in promoting the boat. After the sale, Lee was also helpful in facilitating the boat's registration. Finally, Lee arranged for assistance in my taking deliver on the vessel and delivering to my home dockage.


John Weeks, North Hutchinson Island, FL


Thank you for the GREAT job you and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales did for us in finding a qualified buyer for the “Mandalyn”.  

We first tried to list this vessel ourselves on one of the popular websites, and after 3 months without so much as an inquiry, we chose Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. 

As a result of listing with your company, we had 2 inquiries within 30 days, both of the potential buyers were well qualified, and we closed the sale within 45 days from listing our vessel with you.

I believe you did an excellent job in representing our vessel and from talking to the new owners, they are very happy.

I would recommend you and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales without reservation.



Howard Anderson, Naples, FL

Allan is a fantastic broker, always making himself available and ready to answer any and all questions, and I have had many. I highly recommend Allan for buying or selling a boat.

Lynn Hensley, Stuart, FL

I used Allan Goode to sell my 43 foot cruiser. I've owned and sold boats for 40 years and Allan is the best broker/salesman I've worked with. He knows boats. He is professional. He is always available. He is honest. He works hard. You could not find a better man!

Phil Bolin, Green Cove Springs, FL

Allan Goode is more than good. His last name should be Goodest! Having been in the Boat Brokerage business myself, I can assure you that Al will arrange to show only those boats that he believes will not only meet your desires but boats that are seaworthy. We purchased a 43 foot Motor Yacht using Al as our Broker. Too many words usually define nothing. I simply say that Al Goode is the man to work with if you want to go to bed without worrying about whether or not you are in good, honest hands.

George Morgan Col. USAF Ret., Stuart, FL

I was most fortunate to find Lee Bowden with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales to assist me in purchasing my boat, an Albin 32 Sportfish. I was kind of all over the board in my search and Lee helped me narrow my list to what actually suited me. He is very knowledgeable, not only about boats, but also the entire process of puchasing a boat, from selecting the boat to the survey to the closing. Lee responded promptly to any questions I had and was always available, nights or weekends. He made a daunting process flow smoothly. His advice was spot on. Lee was more concerned about me and making sure my purchase suited me rather than just selling a boat. I would not hesitate to use Lee in the future and can wholeheartedly recommend Lee to anyone searching for a seaworthy vessel.

Frank Swain, Stuart, FL

Dealing with Lee Bowden was a great pleasure. The complete purchase was handled remotely as we were away sailing in Italy. When Lee came up with the right boat for our needs Lee served us far more than you can normally expect from a boat broaker. Just days after closing, hurricane Irma approached Florida. As we were still not in Florida, Lee arranged a haul-out where the boat was sitting at the sellers dock and when the hurricane calmed down he drove the boat to our marina where he had helped us get a spot in the barn. If you are looking for a trustworthy and responsible boat broker see Lee at Manatee Pocket Yacht sales.

Anders Thell, Stockholm, Sweden