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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 did on numerous occasions.
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, it has been a real pleasure.
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, was willing to get the answers to my questions in a timely manner.
In short, your helpful, positive attitude made the entire buying process, including the price negotiation, a pleasant experience. You were forthright and up front throughout, and did exactly what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, without any BS excuses. From a buyer's perspective, that was very much appreciated. You stand as a positive role model for the sales qualities that a successful boat broker should strive to emulate. I believe you are an asset to Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales and wouldn't hesitate referring potential boat buyers to you and your firm.
Thank you again for your services.
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.