Tom Whittington

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  • FYBA - Florida Yacht Brokers Association

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

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. Jeni & Jim

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

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

Project LIFT is very appreciative of the consistent, professional, genuine support received from Tom Whittington and the team at Manatee Yacht Sales!  Tom has generously shared his expertise in helping project LIFT sell donated boats and marine trailers.  Doing so has enabled Project LIFT to generate critically needed operating funds.  Tom's support goes beyond selling boats.  Tom's belief in the mission of Project LIFT has been truly inspirational as he has provided connections and support.

Mat Churchey, Stuart, FL
Listings by Tom Whittington
884 result(s)
  • 2002 Ocean Yachts Super Sport - Lead Photo
    Make:
    Ocean Yachts
    Model:
    Super Sport
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    62 ft
    Location:
    St Thomas, USVI, FL, US
    Price:
    $495,000
  • 2000 Viking 58 Convertible PAINTED - Stbd Bow
    Make:
    Viking
    Model:
    58 Convertible PAINTED
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    58 ft
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Price:
    $475,000
  • 2001 Ocean Yachts 56 Super Sport - Profile
    Make:
    Ocean Yachts
    Model:
    56 Super Sport
    Year:
    2001
    Length:
    56 ft
    Location:
    Cape May, NJ, US
    Price:
    $375,000
  • 2003 Hatteras 55 Convertible
    Make:
    Hatteras
    Model:
    55 Convertible
    Year:
    2003
    Length:
    55 ft
    Location:
    Miami, US
    Price:
    $499,000
  • 2005 Vicem Custom Sportfish
    Make:
    Vicem
    Model:
    Custom Sportfish
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    54 ft
    Location:
    Singer Island, FL, US
    Price:
    $499,999
  • 2017 Chesapeake 53 Custom Center Console
    Make:
    Chesapeake
    Model:
    53 Custom Center Console
    Year:
    2017
    Length:
    53 ft
    Location:
    Crisfield, MD, US
    Price:
    $449,000
  • 2002 Buddy Davis Express - Port Bow Running Shot
    Make:
    Buddy Davis
    Model:
    Express
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    52 ft
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Price:
    $399,000
  • 2005 Riviera 51 CONVERTIBLE - Profile
    Make:
    Riviera
    Model:
    51 CONVERTIBLE
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    51 ft
    Location:
    Grand Isle, TX, US
    Price:
    $379,000
  • 2003 Post 50 Convertible - Profile
    Make:
    Post
    Model:
    50 Convertible
    Year:
    2003
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Naples, US
    Price:
    $399,900
  • 2002 Nor-Tech Supercat 5000
    Make:
    Nor-Tech
    Model:
    Supercat 5000
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Greenwood, IN, US
    Price:
    $290,000
  • 2006 Silverton 50 Convertible
    Make:
    Silverton
    Model:
    50 Convertible
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    St Augustine, FL, US
    Price:
    $424,900
  • 2006 Silverton 50 Convertible
    Make:
    Silverton
    Model:
    50 Convertible
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Miami, FL, US
    Price:
    $389,900
  • 2007 Ocean Yachts 50 Super Sport - Profile
    Make:
    Ocean Yachts
    Model:
    50 Super Sport
    Year:
    2007
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Point Pleasant, NJ, US
    Price:
    $469,000
  • 2002 Diesel Duck Enhanced 50
    Make:
    Diesel Duck
    Model:
    Enhanced 50
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Unknown, US
    Price:
    $190,000
  • 2004 Nor-Tech 5000 Supercat
    Make:
    Nor-Tech
    Model:
    5000 Supercat
    Year:
    2004
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Miami, FL, US
    Price:
    $239,000
  • 2002 Wright 50 Power Cat - 50' Wright Power Cat NAUTI TIME
    Make:
    Wright
    Model:
    50 Power Cat
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    50 ft
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Price:
    $279,500
  • 2005 DeFever Cockpit Motor Yacht
    Make:
    DeFever
    Model:
    Cockpit Motor Yacht
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    49 ft
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL, US
    Price:
    $375,000
  • 2005 Prowler Power Cat 480
    Make:
    Prowler
    Model:
    Power Cat 480
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Price:
    $329,000
  • 2006 Ocean Alexander Classicco - Lazy Suzan
    Make:
    Ocean Alexander
    Model:
    Classicco
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Moore Haven, FL, US
    Price:
    $449,000
  • 2000 Ocean 48 Super Sport
    Make:
    Ocean Yachts
    Model:
    48 Super Sport
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Hillsboro Beach, FL, US
    Price:
    $249,000
  • 2005 Silverton 48 Convertible
    Make:
    Silverton
    Model:
    48 Convertible
    Year:
    2005
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Cape Canaveral, FL, US
    Price:
    $349,900
  • 2000 Custom Express
    Make:
    Custom
    Model:
    Express
    Year:
    2000
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Galveston, TX, US
    Price:
    $174,950
  • 2006 Buddy Davis 48 Express
    Make:
    Buddy Davis
    Model:
    48 Express
    Year:
    2006
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Miami, FL, US
    Price:
    $499,000
  • 2002 Riviera Convertible - 48' Riviera Convertible
    Make:
    Riviera
    Model:
    Convertible
    Year:
    2002
    Length:
    48 ft
    Location:
    Miami, FL, US
    Price:
    $499,000

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