References and Testimonials
A selection of some of the great feedback from our clients’.
Mr Brown – own boat tuition “Simon has a rare combination of experience, supreme skill and an easy reassuring manner. He excels at both yacht delivery work and own-boat tuition. He has delivered both gaff-rigged and more modern vessels for us and taught our children to sail. We really look forward to engaging him again in the near future.”
Comfortina 42 – Yacht deliveries (numerous) and maintenance work by us
“Simon Phillips delivered my boat ‘Injaz’ from Sweden to Portland in 2009 and since then he has sailed with me on several positioning voyages around the coasts of the British Isles and France. He is a very accomplished skipper who is just as happy to act as first mate – and gently let the skipper know if there is a better way of doing something! He is also a very patient teacher and has provided my crew with hours of sailing tuition whilst on board. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.”
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 30 Yacht Delivery from Lymington to Gran Canaria, Mr Weston
I bought my boat in Lymington and they sailed it to Gran Canaria for me. The experience was easy and was trouble free. I was kept informed each step of the way. The boat was left in a clean and tidy fashion as they found it. Would recommend their services for boat delivery highly.
Nauticat 33 Mk2 Owner Assisted Trip from Torquay to Eastborne, Mr Hinton
“Seaway moved my new boat from Torquay to Eastbourne. Very professional approach and prompt service. Highly recommended.”
Beneteau 47.7 Yacht Delivery from Nantes, France to Stavanger, Norway, Mr Gjesdal
“I was very satisfied with the delivery to Norway taken care of by Seaway. Seaway took care of all travel arrangments and interacted and conducted handover with the seller in France before sailing the boat to Norway. The entire service was delivered in the most professional way by Simon and his crew and all documents/insurance etc required were provide timely. I would not hesitate using Seaway again.”
Golden Hind 31 Yacht Delivery from Ramsgate to Suffolk, Mr. Lee
If there should be an endorsement useful please use the following thought:
“Seaway scores a high 10. A simple delivery included an emergency with no engine during inclement weather around midnight approaching Thames estuary. Good YM theory for real. No fuss. Perfectly written up in the logbook. All ends well – which could easily be the Seaway motto. All always ends well. Plus, really nice guys. “
Oyster 62 Yacht Delivery from Cannes to Ipswich, Mr Grainger
“Simon is an extremely highly qualified Skipper and one of his strongest assets is his ability to co-ordinate the team with whom he is working with and also to negotiate in foreign ports. We respect Simon’s professionalism and credit him with being an honest, trustworthy individual.”
Sparkman & Stephens Skippering Service for a trans-Atlantic, Mr Ogburn
“I was very pleased to have you on board for the trip. I was completely confident in you and would recommend you to anyone needing expert assistance for a similar voyage”.
Comfortina 42 Yacht Delivery Gothenburg to Portland, Mr Wood
“I am glad you enjoyed Injaz so much – although I am sure you would have welcomed some stronger winds to put her through her paces. Thanks for all the comments on the electronics etc. The autopilot played the same trick on us once, so I know what you mean.
Thanks again for such a professional job.”
Essex Smack Yacht Delivery Lowestoft to Scotland, Mr Eunson
Many thanks to you and your crew for your help in bringing Ripple up north. A very professional job, well done.
Beneteau 31.7 Yacht Delivery from Ireland to East coast UK, Mr Lester
‘Many thanks for arranging Roughey’s delivery trip from Ireland to Brightlingsea. The skipper and crew provided a knowledgeable and professional service arriving on Sunday as expected.”
Discovery 55 Yacht Delivery from Southampton to Gibraltar, Mr Whittaker
“Many Thanks Simon, Skipper and crew did a first rate job, I was delighted by every aspect of the delivery. The boat arrived in Gibraltar exactly on time as predicted, and was clean and in good order when I took over. Please pass on my best wishes and thanks to everyone involved, and of course thanks to you for a remarkably efficient service.”
Corby 40 Yacht Delivery from Lorient To Cowes, Mr Wilkinson
“Thank you, very professional and looking forward to using your services again.”
Island Packet 465 Owner Assisted passage from Solent to Gibraltar, Mr Empsom
Assisting owner with initial sail trails, Seaway provided Skipper and crew member to assist the owner on his maiden voyage.
“Thank you very much, your help at all times was very seamanlike, knowledgeable and professional, thank you and all the best.”
1935 Falmouth Gaff Cutter Yacht Delivery Braunton to Dartmouth, Mr Brown
“Well done Simon, respect due! Are there any things you would recommend I address on the boat? Thanks”
Oyster 62 Yacht Delivery Skipper and crew provided to deliver the yacht to Portsmouth
“Thanks very much, great job well done.”
Oyster 55, Assisting and instructing owners in Mediterranean.
“Thank you very much, you have been a big help this summer and we look forward to seeing you again.”