Client Testimonials

Ed WhiteakerA message from Ed Whiteaker:

“I’ve always believed it is more important to make a friend than to make a dollar. If you treat people right, success will follow.

We hope you enjoy these comments from some of our many satisfied customers.”



IP 38 Lucidity
I came to Ed and Debbie with a hard sell in a tough market but they didn’t blink an eye. Ed gave me the same hard work and consideration selling my yacht that I might have expected with a half-million dollar sale. Ed kept me in the loop at all times and patiently answered each and every question. I’ll be calling Whiteaker Yachts when I’m ready for my next boat. Butch Evans Seller, Island Packet 38, Lucidity
Sellers IP 38 Andy Em
Working with Ed and Debbie Whiteaker on the sale of our IP485, was really a great experience. They attended to every detail before, during and after the sale. They presented the boat beautifully both in the advertising and personal showings. Whiteaker Yacht Sales is truly among the very best in the business. Ken, Diane, Andy & Em Forsberg Sellers of Island Packet 485, Andy Em
Thank you again for your efforts in selling Ventana. The two of you make such an incredible team. Debbie’s attention to every little detail made the paperwork side of things completely painless and Ed’s honest straightforward approach instilled confidence in both buyer and seller. Ed your calm demeanor was certainly appreciated during the sea trial day and helped to make what could be a tense day into a good experience for all involved. I must admit I was initially skeptical as to how a broker could properly represent both buyer and seller but after seeing how you dealt with us […]
Off Kilter
I would like to tell you what a pleasure it was working with Gary Monnell on the purchase of the IP. I had spoken with Gary numerous times about other boats prior to his recommending I look at this boat. Yet regardless of how much of his time I took up, Gary always made even more time to talk to me. And knowing that he was busy and that this was not exactly a huge sale for him, I very much appreciated his willingness to work with me. He gave us all the time we need to personally inspect the […]
I must tell you that having worked with a lot of brokers over the years Bob is certainly the best in my experience and your backoffice support is well managed. Gary Lauderdale Buyer of Mainship 34
Victory 35 Catamaran
Thank you for your professional, efficient service. Gary is a huge asset to your company and I will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. Gary was recommended to me by former clients of yours. Thanks. Paul Clarke & Donna Morley Sellers, Victory 35 Catamaran
Ed and Debbie, Your assistance in the purchase of our, new to us, vessel was great. We never felt pressured and were delighted with the support we received from you two. I hope to see you soon on our way to Pensacola. Again, many thanks for your assistance. if you’re ever in need of a reference please don’t hesitate to call on us. Clay and Nola West Buyers of Island Packet 40
Gary, Preston, and Whiteaker Yacht Sales thanks for your help and very professional follow-through in the sale of my boat. I felt like we were all on the same team and the process was very equitable for myself and the new owner. We both came away thinking it was a positive experience. Thanks again. Rick and Virginia Triplettz Sellers of Gozzard 36, Noble House
We thank you all for taking care of Grace and for dealing with us in a honest and professional manner. We are very happy to have listed with you. We look forward to the day when we can call and ask if you have any more boats for sell!!! Bill Platt Seller, Island Packet 38
Thanks so much for all your help in this matter. I am truly grateful, sorry only that I didn’t find you at the beginning of the listing process! Your services have been professional, efficient, and effective. Thank you. Linda Amstutz Seller, Island Packet 380
Just a note to thank you for an expedient and truly pleasant experience with the sale of our beloved IP38 sailboat. From the initial informative meeting with Ed through the quick successful connect with the right buyer; every step of the transaction process was professional, efficient, and friendly. You and your staff executed each function with kindness and competence. How do you do it??? Keep that as your little trade “secret” because that is a gigantic asset that we noticed and appreciated. You and your staff made our “sell” decision painless and sans complications. Thank you and God bless! Paul […]
Thanks again for a great buying experience, Gary was a pleasure to work with and we would certainly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a boat. Erin and I are thrilled to own Amanda Kay and we look forward to many years of great sailing. Donald & Erin Whitlock Buyer, TaShing Baba 40, Amanda Kay
Thank you for selling our vessel- not only was it fast and easy but the broker stayed in touch all the way through the process. Bob is very knowledgeable about boats and sold value not price. I have recommended him and the company several times already. Thanks Whiteaker! Scott Dunaway Seller of Morgan 382
Thank you so much for your excellent service and your professionalism. It was very difficult for me to say goodbye to our boat. Sailing was a great passion for my husband, he loved that boat so much and we had so many good memories with this boat. Thankfully, I found a wonderful broker. Preston was so helpful, so human, very well knowledgeable, so dedicated and a real nice person. I doubt I could I find a better broker in Florida. I would highly recommend Preston and your broker’s company to any person I meet needing a broker in Florida. You […]