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  • Thank you for everything, especially for keeping me informed about Slop Chop. You did go that Extra Mile.

    Erika Long, Stuart, FL

  • Our experience with Stuart Cantin with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales was awesome. He was available seven days a week, even met with me Memorial Day morning. Stu made sure we were happy with the process of buying our new to us Grady White. Thanks again.

    Ron and Grace Mauk, Deland, FL

  • I would like to tell you what a great experience I had dealing with Lee Bowden. I realize that he represented the Sellers in this sale but the help and effort he gave to me was way above what I expected. I purchased this vessel sight unseen. Lee made that easy for me, answering dozens of questions, a FaceTime walk thru, and help with price negotiations. He also sent me all the instruction manuals to me because of the delay awa...

    Ed Nappi, New York

  • My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Capt. Steve Snyder from Manatee and briefly, the amount of time, the professionalism and care taken to guide us through our first boat purchase was exceptional. Having someone like Steve working with us through the process benefitted us two ways - it was a true learning experience and just overall enjoyable. Let me take it all the way back - after multiple attempts trying to contact brokers a...

    K. J. Frazier, Cutler Bay, FL

  • I wanted to thank both you and Lee for a relatively seamless sale of our Mako 284 in October 2020.  We truly loved that boat, but just were not using it enough to keep it. The listing effort was easy and Lee took many photos of every aspect of the boat for the listing.  Since the first potential buyer that was shown the boat made an offer and ultimately bought it demonstrated that the listing and showing were first q...

    Barry Douglass

  • My wife and I listed our 19' Sea Ray bow rider with Tom Whittington at Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales in April during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown. We didn't expect much in terms of available buyers because of the health crisis but Tom told us otherwise and he was right! Tom kept us informed about each potential buyer and what progress he was making on a regular basis. We were pleasantly surprised that Tom found th...

    James Jaffer, New York

  • John, with Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales, could not have been more personable and accommodating. The woman in the office helped us with pride and professionalism. Thank you all for a very pleasant buying experience. 

    Douglas Kent Martin

  • Can't say enough about my experience with Lee Bowden and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. I was an out of state buyer and Lee set up everything to ensure a smooth and efficient process to complete the purchase. Thank you Lee, I'll send anyone interested in a boat your way!

    Jeremy H., Texas

  • Even with my boat in Michigan and the buyer in Ohio, Tom was able to broker the deal flawlessly. He handled everything from pricing to advertising to guiding the deal through the closing. I never could have moved my boat so quickly without the assistance of MPYS. They were truly a pleasure to work with and I was extremely pleased with the results.

    Jim Bayley, Michigan

  • Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales was very helpful with the sale of our boat. It was a pleasure to work with this company. They were very knowledgeable.  They were able to handle showings without me being there. They helped the closing p...

    Chester Rosolowski, Stuart, FL

  • We have sold two of our "last boat" and purchased two of our "last boat" with the assistance of Capt. Lee Bowden of Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. All the transactions were completed in a professional manner, in a timely fashion and an enjoyable setting. We would recommend Capt. Bowden and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales to be your yacht broker of choice when considering the purchase or sale of your "last boat" as we ...

    Tim & Rita Hermes, Vero Beach, FL

  • Having had a sudden change of direction, my wife and I chose to leave the boating life for a bit and take up employment and residency in Nova Scotia, Canada.   We met Lee after engaging Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales to handle the brokerage of our Albin trawler. On very short notice, Lee immediately got to work by ensuring that our boat was listed on Yachtworld and had a printed listing sheet ready for their booth at the S...

    Grant and Cindy Crowson, Ontario, Canada

  • Just want to take a moment to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the tremendous job done by Lee Bowden. He was extremely professional and so helpful in all aspects of the purchase. I am an out of state buyer and he made everything simple and painless. He went way out of his way to make the sale happen and was extremely helpful in lining up all the loose ends that I need to get the boat ship shape and ready to ship. Thanks again Lee...

    Chuck Bunting, Alto, Michigan

  • Dear Captain Bowden: As I may have told you, I have bought 10 or 12 boats over the past 50 years, having acquired them from a variety of sellers including boat brokers, retail boat dealers, and private individuals. Dealing with you as the seller/broker, certainly ranks as one of my most pleasurable boat buying experiences. As a buyer, I can't remember ever dealing with anyone who had more product knowledge, or in the absence of same, w...

    Howard Rosen, Delray Beach, FL

  • Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales made buying my first boat a professional and fair experience. Capt. Lee Bowden was informative and professional. The boat was as advertised and is the perfect boat for my family and I. They went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the outcome of my purchase. I highly recommend them for a fair smooth purchase.

    Ryan Pfeifle, Stuart, FL

  • John was amazing. He went way out of his way to help us buy our boat. They were always available when we needed a question answered. I would definitely recommend this company.

    Denise Wells, Deerfield Beach, FL

  • Bought my boat through Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales and worked with John Merriam, he made the whole process a breeze, was my first boat and will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks John!

    Mike Lempicki, Stuart, FL

  • Lee Bowden and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales sold my boat with no effort for me. The advertising was great and Lee was available to meet prospective buyers. The boat sold within a few months and Lee took care of all the paperwork; I just had to sign and get paid. I would recommend Manatee Packet Yacht Sales to anyone who wants to sell their boat with an effortless process. Thanks to all the staff for a great job.

    Dante Marzetti, Hobe Sound, FL

  • Tom Whittington and the team at Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales are top notch. I trusted them to hold my money for several months while the boat I wanted to purchase was in storage. They did everything they said and I would highly recommend them. I really like my boat and I'm super pleased with the whole purchase process!

    Ben Gray, Gulf Breeze, FL

  • We met Tom through Rotary and knew he was the "Yacht Guy" for us! Beginning our new life in Florida, and finding the right boat was important to us. We trusted him to tell us the truth about the boat we thought we wanted to buy. We were nervous about buying a boat that's 10 years old, but he checked it all out for us and gave us his expert opinion. He helped make our dreams come true.  Thank you again Tom, it was a pleas...

    Jim and Jennifer Donnell, Clearwater, 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

  • 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...

    George Morgan Col. USAF Ret., Stuart, FL

  • 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

  • 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. They directed me to a very knowledgeable surveyor and to Outboards Only that did the mechanical survey and whom I continue to use. The sale closed with Tom's assistance without a hitch. Good job guys! We are very happy with our purchase.

    Mark Carleton, Stuart, 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

  • 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

  • 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

Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales is a Stuart, Florida Yacht Brokerage committed to protecting your interests through integrity and reliability. Our professional sales experience and willingness to listen patiently positions us well to serve our customers’ boating needs.

Our two Stuart offices are staffed by licensed yacht brokers six days a week with appointments on Sunday. We are constantly monitoring phone and e-mail inquiries. Our brokers are always ready to show your vessel.We also have brokers present throughout Florida in The Keys, Vero Beach, Merritt Island and as far north as Connecticut.

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