Client Testimonials

Our reputation is based on the outstanding levels of service we give to each of our clients and partners. Find out what it could be like to have 8 Yachts working for you:

"I have known the founders of 8 Yachts for many years, and worked closely with them in particular with the sailing yachts SY Carl Linne and SY Bliss. In both cases the yachts have been managed superbly, allowing both their adventurous Owners to fully enjoy trans-pacific cruising, race programmes, refits and charter work . The mint condition of both these yachts, after such extensive sailing, is testimony to the crew, but also the management of 8 Yachts and their diligence and experience. I would fully endorse 8 Yachts to represent any Owner's yacht, whatever size or style"

− Toby Walker - Director - Stockbridge Yacht Brokers

"As manager of a very exclusive yacht program, I cannot imagine an individual who is more 'can do' than Jim and we could all learn something from his enthusiasm about yacht management.

Jim is an excellent leader who is extremely conscientious in making sure his Owners are always taken care of. You can trust him two hundred percent"

− Shawn Z. Laird, Charter Management Director, Northrop and Johnson


"Guy Waddilove is a truly expert project manager, familiar with all the detail of a sailing superyacht through having worked as a Captain and one with real engineering knowledge. He understands the requirement of an owner, of a Captain, of the designers and of the builders. He is the complete package. We can highly recommend him."

− Ed Dubois - Dubois Yachts

"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

"Jim gets the big picture and has a great sense of adventure. So whether you are planning to use your boat occasionally or an expedition to Antarctica, or perhaps build that new perfect yacht, Jim and his team can make it happen.
“Hiring Jim represented the best money I spent"

− -Owner - 32M SY Christoffel’s Lighthouse

"Throughout the build of Bliss, Guy’s guidance and advice through decisions, both large and small, resulted in a yacht that has proved itself over many thousands of ocean miles for the past four years”.

“By taking control of the day to day management of the yacht, Guy has taken care of the details that have allowed me to focus on the more enjoyable parts of superyacht ownership"

− Owner - S/Y Bliss

"I have always found Guy a very reliable source of information; when I have been unsure of what the best course of action may be it has always been very reassuring knowing that Guy is available to point me in the right direction. On many occasions Guy has proven himself as a good problem solver with the vital communication skills to go with it"

− Capt Andy Sheltrum – Bliss 2012 – present

"Guy is highly professional in his conduct, with meticulous attention to detail and sound technical knowledge. He is clearly very conscious of his role in representing the best interest of the owner but manages to carry out this duty with an approachable demeanour that more often than not results in smooth resolutions to the inevitable issues that arise during a large yacht project."

− Matt Bridge - Superyacht Sail Coordinator Doyle Sails

"Jim is far and away the most organized 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