Who Are We?
8 Yachts’ approach to yacht management is unique. We are proud to be small, we are proud to be proactive and we are proud to be hands on. Our single minded focused on yacht management means that our sole source of income comes from the eight owners that we work with.
What does this mean for them?
It means better service, attention to detail and more transparent representation than they have ever had before. Get in touch to see the difference we can make.Why Choose 8 Yachts
Our Management Skills
Hands On Yacht Management100%
New Build Management100%
Typical Cost Savings30%
Jim PassmoreCo-Founder & Company Director
Jim Passmore is a sailor at heart with over 100,000 sea miles under his belt in yachts and catamarans to 40m LOA. Starting in the superyacht industy 20 years ago, Jim rose quickly through the ranks to Captain and then into New Build and Yacht Management. Jim holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute and a Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors. Splitting his time between Palma and Central Europe, Jim is within close reach of both the Mediterreanean sailing hubs and Northern European premier shipyards.
Guy WaddiloveCo-Founder & Company Director
Guy Waddilove has been involved with superyachts for over 20 years as deckhand, captain, boat manager and owner's rep on builds. Guy has a Master 3000GT (Yachts) certificate and a Diploma in Marine Surveying. Based in Sydney, Australia, Guy frequently travels around the Pacific and SE Asia regions as well as to Europe and the Caribbean.
Helen StrobridgeOffice manager
Helen Strobridge has been on and around the water since her early childhood. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, Helen raced yachts and dinghies for many years and assisted with race management for her local club. Helen has spent more than 10 years afloat working onboard motor yachts to 40 metres, primarily as Chief Stewardess but also as Chef. Helen has also managed a busy chandlery and worked as office manager for a small yacht brokerage. She brings a lot of organisational experience to the 8 Yachts team and her attention to detail is
extremely valuable when dealing with the compliance aspects that come with ownership of a large yacht. Helen also works diligently to ensure spare parts are sourced efficiently and cost effectively to wherever our client’s crew need them.
"I would fully endorse 8 Yacht Management to represent any owner's yacht, whatever size or style. "− Toby Walker
"Jim is far and away the most organised and proactive yacht manager I have worked with. He consistently focuses on achieving high quality, cost effective results for his clients. "− Susan Howland, CEO of Wayfarer Marine Shipyard
"Guy is a very knowledgeable marine identity respected globally as both a Skipper and a Project Manager. My team at Yachting Developments has been impressed by his personal integrity and honesty as well as his thorough level of investigative opportunities to refine vessels under construction."− Ian Cook – Managing Director NZ Yachting Development