What our clients say about us -
The nature of the Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Geophysical survey business often leads to short notice requests in previously unvisited locations. In both planned and short notice requirements Neil has provided great service, applying his knowledge and experience to safely and effectively manage delivery voyages.
During survey operations, often operating in very shallow water and close to navigational dangers his ship handling and situational awareness have proved invaluable. His mariners skill coupled with his calm and affable nature has allowed difficult situations to be worked through successfully on a number of occasions.
Colin Thomson, Hydrographic Survey Manager, Aspect Land and Hydrographic Surveys Ltd
Neil has worked for us as a relief/stand-by Skipper in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and in the 2016 season as a full time Skipper of our mini-cruise ships, namely M/V Glen Massan and M/V Glen Tarsan.
He is a competent and safe Skipper, and excellent boat handler. We have no hesitation in recommending him for work of this nature.
Andrew Thoms, Managing Director, The Majestic Line
Neil is an excellent skipper. He regularly skippered our 50 foot motor yacht with diligent care, total attention to safety and fantastic interpersonal skills. He would be an asset for those who engage him.
Justin Adams, Managing Director, LA Media
We recently went on a 6 night cruise around Skye and the Sea Lochs of the Western Scottish Mainland. The skipper of the cruise boat was Neil White, of Saltire Marine Services who arranged a marvellous itinerary stopping regularly to allow us time to enjoy our surroundings.
Information and forward planning was passed on to all the passengers on a daily basis. The choice of anchorages was well chosen to ensure a good undisturbed sleep in calm waters.
Neil’s rapport with the crew and passengers was greatly appreciated. We hope to cruise with Neil as skipper again.
Robert and Sheila McCulloch
I found Neil to be very knowledgeable on Marine issues. As a manager he is quick to latch on to ideas especially electronic technology and adapt applications for his own use. An example of this is the company he worked with did not use electronic technology to the full capacity.
In his role as Duty Manager he introduced various practices that allowed him to be a more effective and efficient manager.
David Smart, Owner, Smart ISO Systems & Smart Mentoring Services
I have used Neil’s services over the last few years and found his service to be first class — punctual, reliable, trustworthy and experienced in his field.
Alistair Fleming, Director, Alfa Shipping Services Ltd
Thank you for everything, your thoughtfulness as well as your skills. Your reading of the weather was superb, and ensured that our voyage was in calm waters and that we were able to land at exciting out-of-the-way places.
And thank you for considering the wishes and needs of all your very varied passengers; it made it an unforgettable trip.
Professor Elizabeth Russell, Aberdeen
I know Neil as a very good skipper, manager and job organiser. He has experience in steering various types of vessels, including passenger vessels and tugs with different types of propulsion, from conventional single screw, to ASD and Voith Schneider.
He is skilled in paperwork, boat and plant maintenance. Neil is a real professional in this business.
Andrej Glazachev, Master at Marine Services Co Ltd, Saudi Arabia
Just to say how much we appreciated your skill in getting the boat from start to end of the trip. As sailors we appreciate the skill needed to turn this boat and manoeuvre her as well as you did.
Maybe at some time in the future we can do further business
Alan and Joan Wilkes, South Radworthy
I would like to thank you for your assistance this summer as a maintenance assistant at our York passenger boat business.
You fitted in well with the team and soon became familiar with our boats and machinery so that when you were left on your own you were able to cope with the breakdowns and maintenance of the fleet.
Brian Clarke, Director, Commercial Boat Services Ltd