Tom Whittington

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Tom Whittington

Stuart, FL, US

Tom Whittington, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, graduated from NC State with a BS in Engineering in 1972 and is still an avid ACC fan. His love of the boating lifestyle began at age six in boats and on water skis on Lake Wylie, Lake Norman and on the Chesapeake Bay. After Tom retired from Hewlett Packard, his best friend in Florida (a marina owner) convinced him to “try” and sell boats. Ten years later, Tom’s company, Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales, has eight licensed Florida Yacht Brokers as well as brokers in Connecticut and The Keys. Tom has received world-class training from Hewlett Packard and is committed to the highest standard of ethics as a Rotarian. Tom is a member of the Stuart Sunrise Rotary Club and is on the board of directors for Chapman’s School of Seamanship.

His experience of closing over 500 vessels assures you a smooth buying or selling transaction. Recently, Tom was invited to join the Boats Group Advisory Board as one of fourteen representatives of business leaders in the marine industry. Boats Group LLC own YachtWorld and Boat Trader.

Tom lives in Palm City with his wife, Sue. Both are active in the local community and really appreciate the opportunity to live and work in Martin County. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their family, playing tennis and golf, and helping various non-profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast.

Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales provides professional brokerage service for the sale of cruising, fishing and sailing vessels. They list and sell all manufacturers and models of boats and are experienced with most major brands. Whether you want to buy a well-maintained, pre-owned boat or to sell your boat, Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales wants to earn your testimonial.

Testimonials

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 the right buyers and the boat was sold just before the 4th of July.

Having had a negative experience in the past with boat sales people, it was wonderful to work with someone like Tom. He communicated with us frequently, was always pleasant and sincere, and was very familiar with our boat which we're sure made prospective buyers feel comfortable. Tom took care of everything, handled all the paperwork and made the actual transaction so easy, all we had to do was pick up the check!
 
We would highly recommend Tom and Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales to anyone looking to buy or sell a boat.

 

James Jaffer, New York

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 2018 Crownline E25
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

When I found a boat I was interested in at a marina in Sarasota, the first thing I did was call Tom Whittington at Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. He helped make buying a used boat stress free. He contacted the selling broker, arranged a visit to see the boat helped with a marine surveyor, negotiated the price and sent a driver to deliver the boat back to Stuart. You are in good hands when you deal with Tom Whittington.

Robert S Raynes, Jr, Jensen Beach, FL Grady-White Islander

We met Tom through Rotery 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 pleasure. 

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 know Tom and people like Tom. If you need to buy or sell your boat, Tom is your guy.
Scott Bovee, Palm City, FL

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

Tom, 

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.


Regards,

Howard

Howard Anderson, Naples, FL

If you need someone you can trust to do a good job of selling your boat, look up Tom Whittington at Manatee Yacht Sales. He won't let you down.

Daniel Pichler, Hobe Sound, FL

Tom

Just wanted to thank you again for all of the help with the purchase of our Key West. Although I have been around boats for years, at  54 I found myself finally buying one.

Going into this I knew the type of boat that I wanted just not the process of what to look for as far as performance, upkeep, maintenance and records. I have to say that your help and guidance was great and I don’t think I could have gotten through it without all that you did to help me.

Will hopefully be talking to you in a few years about another purchase.

Whitt Markum, Stuart, FL
Listings by Tom Whittington
50 result(s)
  • 1989 Buddy Davis 61
    Make:
    Buddy Davis
    Model:
    61
    Year:
    1989
    Length:
    61 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $119,000
  • 1969 Hatteras Sportfish with 2003 Renovation
    Make:
    Hatteras
    Model:
    Sportfish with 2003 Renovation
    Year:
    1969
    Length:
    45 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $219,000
  • Sold
    2000 Carver 450 Voyager Pilothouse
    Make:
    Carver
    Model:
    450 Voyager Pilothouse
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    45 ft
    Location:
    Indiantown, FL, US
    Price:
    $198,500
  • Sold
    1992 Beneteau 440
    Make:
    Beneteau
    Model:
    440
    Year:
    1992
    Length:
    44 ft
    Location:
    Ft Pierce, FL, US
    Price:
    $49,900
  • 2007 Island Packet PY Cruiser 41
    Make:
    Island Packet
    Model:
    PY Cruiser 41
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    41 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $202,000
  • 2005 Cabo Yachts Flybridge with C-12's and 2000 Hours Service
    Make:
    Cabo Yachts
    Model:
    Flybridge with C-12's and 2000 Hours Service
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    40 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $412,000
  • Sold
    2004 Cruisers Yachts 400 Express
    Make:
    Cruisers Yachts
    Model:
    400 Express
    Year:
    2004
    Length:
    40 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $121,900
  • 1993 Carver 390CPMY
    Make:
    Carver
    Model:
    390CPMY
    Year:
    1993
    Length:
    39 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $64,900
  • Sold
    1974 Pearson Yawl
    Make:
    Pearson
    Model:
    Yawl
    Year:
    1974
    Length:
    39 ft
    Location:
    Ft Pierce, FL, US
    Price:
    $17,900
  • Sold
    1988 Marine Trader 38 Sedan Ready For The Bahamas
    Make:
    Marine Trader
    Model:
    38 Sedan Ready For The Bahamas
    Year:
    1988
    Length:
    38 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $53,900
  • Sold
    2002 Sea Ray 360 Sundancer
    Make:
    Sea Ray
    Model:
    360 Sundancer
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    36 ft
    Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US
    Price:
    $79,000
  • Sold
    1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Repowered in 2014
    Make:
    Pearson
    Model:
    365 Ketch Repowered in 2014
    Year:
    1981
    Length:
    36 ft
    Location:
    Port St Lucie, FL, US
    Price:
    $36,900
  • Sold
    1997 Tiara Yachts 3500 Express
    Make:
    Tiara Yachts
    Model:
    3500 Express
    Year:
    1997
    Length:
    35 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $77,900
  • 2005 Jupiter 31
    Make:
    Jupiter
    Model:
    31
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    31 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $109,000
  • Sale Pending
    1992 Sea Ray Sundancer
    Make:
    Sea Ray
    Model:
    Sundancer
    Year:
    1992
    Length:
    30 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $16,900
  • Sold
    2007 Back Cove 29 With Original Gel Coat
    Make:
    Back Cove
    Model:
    29 With Original Gel Coat
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    29 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $139,900
  • Sold
    1997 Mako 295
    Make:
    Mako
    Model:
    295
    Year:
    1997
    Length:
    29 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $34,900
  • Sold
    2008 Pro-Line 29 Grand Sport
    Make:
    Pro-Line
    Model:
    29 Grand Sport
    Year:
    2008
    Length:
    29 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $59,900
  • Sold
    2001 Hydra-Sports 2796 CC Vector
    Make:
    Hydra-Sports
    Model:
    2796 CC Vector
    Year:
    2001
    Length:
    28 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $30,000
  • Sold
    2007 ProKat 2860 Center Console
    Make:
    ProKat
    Model:
    2860 Center Console
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    28 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $57,900
  • 1976 Bertram MOPPIE
    Make:
    Bertram
    Model:
    MOPPIE
    Year:
    1976
    Length:
    26 ft
    Location:
    Ft Pierce, FL, US
    Price:
    $28,900
  • Sold
    2013 MacGregor 26M
    Make:
    MacGregor
    Model:
    26M
    Year:
    2013
    Length:
    26 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $25,000
  • Sold
    1984 Dragonfly 25
    Make:
    Dragonfly
    Model:
    25
    Year:
    1984
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $27,500
  • Sold
    2006 Pursuit 2570 Offshore
    Make:
    Pursuit
    Model:
    2570 Offshore
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    25 ft
    Location:
    Stuart, FL, US
    Price:
    $48,900

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