John Merriam

John Merriam

Stuart, FL, US

John became a boating and fishing fanatic at the ripe young age of 12 when his family moved to Clearwater, Florida from Arizona in 1967. He developed his offshore skills and handling of various sized boats throughout his teen years and into his twenties. Over the years, John always made time to fish and enjoyed boating in Alaska, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

John moved to Washington State to continue his career in the commercial construction industry involving himself with the build out of microchip facilities, hospitals, schools and federal buildings. He spent the next 35+ years traveling the west coast while coming up through the industry until his retirement in 2018 as Senior Project Manager with Jacobs, one of the top engineering firms worldwide.

Upon retirement, John relocated to Stuart, a convenient location for his favorite past-times which include golf, fishing and visiting family. John frequently travels to the west coast of Florida for fishing trips with his godsons to share his passion for boating and the sea.

He recently attempted to sell his own boat but after minimal leads and exposure, was pleased to meet Tom Whittington, owner of Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. Tom made the experience seamless and enjoyable, so much so that when an opening was available, he eagerly joined the MPYS team.

His love for boats and the water will be evident when you meet John. Reach out and contact him and he will be more than happy to assist in selling your boat or purchasing your dreamboat.

Testimonials

I had the extreme pleasure to work with John Merriam on this transaction. I was driving from New York to Florida when we found the listing and had a friend inspect this boat immediately. He was very accommodating by facilitating a FaceTime inspection and helpful with providing as much information as possible.

We agreed to asking price and my friend provided the deposit. John sent me documentation through their excellent YachtCloser system allowing me to advance the process with a digital signature within minutes of the inspection. All parts of the transaction were handled through the YachtCloser online system, which was very easy to navigate. All of this pretty much took place from the drivers seat of my truck at rest stops off I-95.

I found John to be personable, knowledgable, honest and ethical. I would highly recommend working with him. He also put in extra effort to provide me with a short list of recommended transporters to offer pricing to get the boat up to New York.

Thanks, John, for your terrific effort on my behalf.

Otto Cuyler, Buyer 1998 Rosborough 22 Seaskiff Custom Wheelhouse

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

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
I highly recommend Manatee pocket Yacht Sales for your next boat purchase. They were very helpful throughout the whole purchasing process. They were very thorough with the inspection in water testing of the boat prior to purchase to make sure you are happy with the product. Call John Merriam for any boat questions or purchasing. He is spot-on and makes sure the process goes smoothly. Thanks John
Paul Podray, Boynton Beach, FL

Listings by John Merriam
16 result(s)
  • 1992 Martin Lobster Yacht
    Make:
    Martin
    Model:
    Lobster Yacht
    Year:
    1992
    Length:
    34 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $48,700
  • Sold
    2000 Carolina Classic Sport Fish
    Make:
    Carolina Classic
    Model:
    Sport Fish
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    28 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $34,900
  • Sold
    2006 Pursuit 2870 Center Console
    Make:
    Pursuit
    Model:
    2870 Center Console
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    28 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $71,500
  • Sold
    2005 Pursuit 2870 Center Console
    Make:
    Pursuit
    Model:
    2870 Center Console
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    28 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $64,900
  • Sold
    2007 Hurricane SunDeck 257 DC OB
    Make:
    Hurricane
    Model:
    SunDeck 257 DC OB
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $29,500
  • Sold
    1998 Bluewater Sportfishing 2550
    Make:
    Bluewater
    Model:
    Sportfishing 2550
    Year:
    1998
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $55,500
  • Sold
    2000 Bayliner 2503 Trophy Center Console DX/LX
    Make:
    Bayliner
    Model:
    2503 Trophy Center Console DX/LX
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $22,500
  • Sold
    2000 Bayliner 2503 Trophy Center Console DX/LX
    Make:
    Bayliner
    Model:
    2503 Trophy Center Console DX/LX
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $23,500
  • Sold
    2019 Cobia 237 CC
    Make:
    Cobia
    Model:
    237 CC
    Year:
    2019
    Length:
    23 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $54,900
  • Sold
    2019 Regal 23 OBX
    Make:
    Regal
    Model:
    23 OBX
    Year:
    2019
    Length:
    23 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $41,900
  • Sold
    2017 Hurricane SunDeck 2200 DC OB
    Make:
    Hurricane
    Model:
    SunDeck 2200 DC OB
    Year:
    2017
    Length:
    22 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $25,500
  • Sold
    2010 May-Craft 2300CCX
    Make:
    May-Craft
    Model:
    2300CCX
    Year:
    2010
    Length:
    22 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $23,900
  • Sold
    1998 Rosborough Seaskiff 22 Custom Wheelhouse
    Make:
    Rosborough
    Model:
    Seaskiff 22 Custom Wheelhouse
    Year:
    1998
    Length:
    22 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $18,500
  • Sold
    2017 Key West 211 Dual Console
    Make:
    Key West
    Model:
    211 Dual Console
    Year:
    2017
    Length:
    21 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $26,000
  • Sold
    2019 Cobia 21 Bay
    Make:
    Cobia
    Model:
    21 Bay
    Year:
    2019
    Length:
    21 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $34,900
  • Sold
    2007 Hurricane SunDeck 195 OB
    Make:
    Hurricane
    Model:
    SunDeck 195 OB
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    18 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $14,900
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