Our clients feedback to us

We have represented many clients over the years and here is some of the feedback received –

Classic Private Motor Yacht

Neil was always willing to be of assistance well beyond his official duties and did his best to ensure that everyone onboard had an enjoyable experience. His knowledge of the Western Isles is extensive and Neil was happy to share this knowledge to everyone’s benefit.

Neil is the perfect person to have on board a boat being polite, courteous and discreet. His presence exuded reassurance, security and professionalism and his meticulous attention to detail ensured that everything always ran according to plan which is a challenge on an old wooden classic boat. I never heard Neil complain and no request however bizarre was too much to deal with.

I have no hesitation in recommending Neil’s company for the management and operation of sailing vessels.


Private Yacht

Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd

Neil has been an integral part of our team in an advisory role for training and MCA legislation. He is extremely competent and knowledgeable in this field. He has proved to be an excellent skipper proving to be popular with both customers and colleagues.

Stuart Cordner

Managing Director

Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd

Gemini Explorer/FerryKnowHow

Saltire Marine has been caring about our ship M/S Gemini Explorer for nearly one year. We are saying thank you for a very caring and professional cooperation. We have been impressed by his knowledge and large network same as many creative ideas. He is a competent and safe Skipper.

Uwe Giese
Managing Director
FerryKnowHow GmbH


Very efficient & prompt service which was tailored to our requirements. Provided sound advice, after listening to our requirements and was very impressed by the way that our needs were implemented. Would not hesitate to recommend this company.

Jim Bavin

F.McLaughlan Slaters Ltd

We found Neil to be very professional, helpful, friendly and listening to what we were looking for, in setting up a website for us, which has generated a lot more customers for us. Would highly recommend.

Janet McLaughlan
F.McLaughlan Slaters Ltd

Aspect Land and Hydrographic Surveys Ltd

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

The Majestic Line

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 on our 24 metre 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’s skippering of The Majestic Line’s vessels has continued through 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Neil  has also sailed as skipper on the Majestic Line’s M/V Glen Etive and M/V Glen Shiel, being skipper on M/V Glen Shiel since her launch and entry in to service in 2019.

LA Marine

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

Robert and Sheila

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

Smart ISO Systems & Smart Mentoring Services

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
Smart ISO Systems & Smart Mentoring Services

Alfa Shipping 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
Alfa Shipping Services Ltd