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‘A company that celebrates life and puts champagne in the veins’

‘The cabin of a yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat’ – Francis Herreshoff


Thanks for your kind note. Now safely at Heathrow waiting for my delayed flight (which replaced the cancelled flight !!) back to SF.

A far cry from our wonderfully relaxing day on the water in your fabulous company on Tuesday. AM and I both greatly enjoyed our day on Sailfunk and the opportunity you gave me to display my deeply impressive nautical skills.

We too hope our paths cross again; until then may the clients be plentiful and entertaining, the weather good and Normandy pontoon a little less like Piccadilly Circus on a busy Saturday afternoon!!




Joe & Anne-Marie Mc

Good evening Neil.

We would like to thank you again for a wonderful day. Thank you for the use of your beautiful yacht, your generous hospitality and above all your wonderful company. Thank you also for letting Max and Joe take the helm and please thank Caitlin again for all her hard work and for looking after us so well.




Paul & Susan B

Thank you so much for today, we have been talking about it all afternoon and how much we look forward to going out with you again, yes even James ! !




Anna & James G

Thank you for fulfilling the wish Carol and I have had for seven years.

Carol and I will treasure this day like no other, for all the years that are left.  You made such a magical day for us and we will both be forever grateful.  We feel this was what Michael wanted… to ‘sail’ to his horizon and we can continue to grieve for him but now with less sadness.   

Michael, you, and Byron would have got on like a house on fire.  

Wishing you all the very best – I didn’t think people like you existed anymore. Thank you for your kindness.




Sue & Carol

We can’t thank you enough for a truly fantastic day ! Everyone enjoyed the experience. A big thank you to you and Byron; certainly a day we would love to repeat in the future.


Maria & Simon K

Thanks so much for a very special trip on Sailfunk. Your hospitality and good humour was very much appreciated. Five stars!


Camilla & Chris A

I can’t tell you what a great time we had.

Magnificent and so much of it was down to you and Byron. Made our week. Will be in touch about next year to see what we can get up to!

Once again, many thanks!




Adrian, Deb, Josh and Dani

We had the most fantastic and memorable time. Thank you for everything.


Jenny J

Neil you were utterly amazing and went above and beyond.. thank you so much for everything it was perfection!! 💗💗


Sasha D G

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the most incredible day!!! It genuinely couldn’t have been any better…what better way to spend my birthday and I look forward to celebrating this way until my actual 50th and beyond!!!!! 

I hope you didn’t mind everyone jumping aboard…didn’t realise I had so many friends – amazing how being aboard a yacht can entice people out 

Thanks again from all of us – you were the perfect host and we all had the most wonderful  day. 


Jessica M

Thanks so much for a wonderful day, we all had a great time, especially dad.  Really appreciate your hospitality and flexibility!


Jennie S

Thank very much for this morning, all our party (including Sam!) really enjoyed it.

We timed our time at sea really well with some good wind and challenging conditions. We were all exhilarated by the experience


Emily T

Thank you so much for our brilliant charter last night; it was absolutely perfect and everyone had such a wonderful time. It was really good to meet you and such good fun


Simone L

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making my father’s 80th so special.  It was absolutely the highlight of our weekend in Salcombe.  He was so surprised but loved every minute of it and it brought back very happy memories for him.  You were so kind to us all – from the celebratory bottle of bubbly to letting dad play captain!  


Many, many thanks again. 


Suzanne H

You made it perfect Neil – thank you.

We will definitely be back, next year, maybe even in August!


Neil B

Thank you and Toby for a wonderful day….. we have done a lot of day charters in various places and this was right up there with the very best.

We thoroughly enjoyed your company and conversation and the scenery was beautiful.


Geoff & GIll

Hi Neil

Thank you for your lovely email and attachments. But most of all, thank you for your patience teaching us both about how to manage the sails, look for wind, leave and return to Salcombe and tie our first oxo knots. We enjoyed our day very much. It was more than I had hoped for. 



Trish & Dale S

Just back from a sensational trip to Burgh Island and back. This was the perfect birthday present and Neil was an amazing skipper and host.
Thank you so much for a superb day and we will be back next year.


Adrian & Chrissie J

THE best day! Wonderful conditions and fantastic hospitality! What a way to spend an afternoon / evening.

Thanks Sailfunk.


Gail D and the fabulous Sarah 'shovel hand'

A huge thank you to you and Scarlett for helping make a difficult day such a memorable one for us. You couldn’t have done more to make it so special and fitting and what I think Richard would have envisioned. Never mind clearing your stocks of Bolly!

I hope that the rest of your season goes well


Sally G

Neil; the pleasure was all ours. Thank you so much for looking after us as you did. It was a perfect day and you were the most consummate host for that. 

Thanks again, and hopefully see you again in the near future

K Vanstone & The Oyster Shack crew


K Vanstone

We had such a wonderful afternoon aboard your beautiful boat and were very well looked after. A truly magical afternoon.

I’d definitely like to book again for next year! Very best wishes.


Jess M

Thank you a million times for the most perfect day we could have hoped for. We got to snorkel together in beautiful sunshine and made incredibly happy memories.

Your boat is beautiful and Jamie and Toby are a credit to the company. I will be highly recommending you to my friends.

Thank you again.


Cara S

A fantastic day exploring the Devon coastline in the sunshine; a swim and lunch at anchor in Elender Cove was a particular highlight for both us and the boys.

Thanks to Jamie and Toby; a great skipper and host for our day. See you next year!


Paul R

Neil is a great host and runs a really comfortable boat for both humans and dogs.

We had a fantastic sail along the coast and we all took turns at the helm: the children loved this and now want to learn how to sail. 

We hope to be back soon to explore more of the coast, practice more sailing and have more fun with Neil; thanks Neil for a fantastic day !



Sara, Simon, Mia & Zac

On behalf of Suzi, myself and indeed everyone in our party yesterday, an absolutely massive thank you for turning what was a wonderful day into an absolutely outstanding and highly memorable event. Your hospitality during the day and again the after show party very much appreciated by everyone.

On a personal level, I want to thank you for the opportunity to helm a yacht for the first time very enjoyable, insightful and good for the biceps!

Again, thank you very much for an outstanding day.


Simon J

O my days! What a wonderful way to start the morning😍 Sea breeze through your hair and a cheeky glass of fizz with amazing scenery and great company. Thank you so much for the opportunity to board your beautiful boat. 

Great way to recover from lockdown. See you again next year!!!!


Jenna & Ian

We all loved our time on Sailfunk with you yesterday thank you so much. The absence of wind didn’t detract from the enjoyment at all, it was very relaxing being at sea with you.

Thanks again and we look forward to booking with next year once we settled on our dates to come down.



James T


Thank you so much for being a part of our moment and making it so personal and special for us. The flowers were so thoughtful and you just made us feel so at home on your beautiful boat. Thank you.


Thank you so much for today; you were an unbelievable host



Justin & Steph

We had the best day and the weather certainly didn’t dampen it! Jamie was great involving the kids and they loved it.

Unfortunately we’re now heading home but will definitely return to Salcombe, hopefully we can come aboard again!



Laura G

I just wanted to say again, thank you so much for the trip last Thursday!! It was a perfect trip and one we’ll remember for a long, long time!

It also looks like we hit the jackpot with the weather.

Again, can’t thank you enough and also for the flowers – Jen loved them! I’m sure we’ll be down again soon – I owe you both a beer!!!

Sean W

Thank you so much for a fabulous morning out on Sunday with James – as ever a great way to spend some time out on the sea.



SJ & Chris

Just a note to say huge thanks for today, we all really enjoyed it and Jane was so pleased to spend her birthday exploring the beautiful Devon coastline aboard Sailfunk. Will definitely book again. Many many thanks.



Warren & Jane

We all had a fab time thank you, everyone really enjoyed it. The passage track is really interesting and I will print it and add to Harry’s summer project for when he starts school on Tuesday. 

We managed an ice cream but didn’t have time for the crabbing; will love to do it again next year. 




Lisa C

We had a wonderful time, thank you. Great service, all the way from initial enquiry through to the track map. Fantastic boat and a wonderful, memorable experience for Diane and us all. Thank you too to Jamie and George



Jamie W

Bloody marvellous. Same time next year!


Fred W

We had so much fun Neil, it was such a highlight of our weekend in Salcombe; thank you!


Ellie J

It was a pleasure to meet you and Jamie this weekend; we had a lovely time out with you both – was a truly unique way to see Salcombe and that part of the coastline.

We will definitely keep you in mind next time we return.


John & Jasmine

We had a super time; Jamie was a fab skipper and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on Sailfunk. We learnt so much and nothing was too much trouble. I think that we were lucky with the weather because we had such a great experience! And got to a reasonable speed!

Thanks again, such a good time.


Michelle P

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you – We all had the most wonderful time aboard Sailfunk! Such a great way to start the birthday celebrations!

It was a fabulous experience and the opportunity to swim in the “secret” cove was truly special for us.


Rachael & Richard

I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful, memorable and special time on your gorgeous yacht.

We all thought you were an incredibly lovely and chilled host. I hope we can join you onboard again.

Enjoy the last few weeks of the season.


Missy W

Thank you for sending the passage track and the photos. I am home again now and have found time to write to thank you and Jamie very much for the very enjoyable sail which we had on Sailfunk this week. It all worked out perfectly with a broad reach and run and not too much heeling for the younger ones, so they all came back with a smile on their faces ,which was what I wanted.

We are hoping to be back in Salcombe next year and our sail with you is always a highlight, so expect to be in touch next year .

Hope the rest of the season goes well for you; again many thanks




George H

Just wanted to say thank you for a great trip on Saturday. Sailfunk is a gorgeous yacht boat & the sunshine & dolphins you organised were the icing on the cake 🙂

Missing the coast so badly this week, hope to be able to do something with you again.



Zillah B

Alex and Tekla send their thanks for such a wonderful trip. Once again, I really appreciate your kind help in organising this trip. You’ve been wonderful to work with and I will be sure to recommend your services.


Anna S

A brilliant day – thank you so much!!

And thanks for being so inclusive with Charlie and William who both had such a good experience with you! Robin’s 90 degree hand break turn in a 44 foot sailing yacht has gone down in the family annals!!!

Many thanks again and we’ll look forward to seeing you again next Spring!


Liz & Richard M

Amazing experience, amazing yacht, brilliant host and skipper……see you next year!


John B

Thank you for looking after us so well Neil. We had a brilliant time.

The boys are now hooked on sailing!


Amy J

Thank you Neil; a poignant sail out of Salcombe for me, a fun trip for the grandchildren and all in all a truly memorable experience.

Thank you for all you hard work, great organisation and support. Highly recommended!


George C

Thanks Neil, we really appreciated the flexibility in finding the best weather, we had a fun day and you are a great host.

Hope the rest of the season goes well and look forward to seeing you next year.


Matt, CJ, Andy & Sue

Many thanks indeed for a lovely day aboard Sailfunk. We all really enjoyed the day and the evening which followed!

Would highly recommend you to anyone and will hopefully come back and do a family day later in the summer with Russ and his family also.


Simon N, Devon Power Ltd

We thoroughly enjoyed our sail with you today; so much so I asked Emma to marry me this afternoon. 

Honestly thank you for today. It was such an incredible experience and your boat is amazing. We would love to have another trip with you sometime soon.

All the best and thank you so much for making today very special.


Mark & Emma

Thank you again for a great morning; we loved it! And extra thanks for the bubbles


Francesca & Dominic

Thank you so much for your time and hospitality, we had an amazing time on the boat and really enjoyed Salcombe, obviously very lucky with the weather and dolphins.

David J

We hugely enjoyed meeting you, Ben and Charlie; it was such a joyful days sailing and the perfect way for Steve to spend his birthday – thank you.

Wishing you all a busy summer and sending our thanks and warmest wishes….

Steve & Ainslie

Thank you for a great experience, all your help with the arrangements and for being so accommodating. We had a really great day and Keith had a fantastic birthday celebration.

Kate M

Thanks so much for making our sailing experience so wonderful and special Neil; we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and the whole experience of being on board! We are sure there is definitely going to be a next time!

Lora & David

We spent two very comfortable nights on Sailfunk last weekend. Although the weather wasn’t great we loved being on board this beautiful yacht and would have loved to stay longer. Salcombe itself is picture perfect and if cooking isn’t for you then there are plenty of choices for both eating and drinking. Neil, our host and skipper was great, he was extremely helpful before, during and even after our stay. I would whole heartedly recommend Sailfunk and we cannot wait to return.

Sandra L

Neil took two of us for a cruise around the Ria and provided fabulous canapes and drinks. He was fantastic with helping arrange a plan so that I could propose to my girlfriend on board at the perfect moment. It was such a fabulous evening, I wish we could have stayed longer. Music was also spot on. Can’t thank you guys enough for your help and kindness during our trip. We will definitely be returning.

Andrew H

Great sail out yesterday. The whole family enjoyed our day. Thank you for everything. Genty was a terrific skipper.

Steve K

We have just returned home from an overnight stay on Sailfunk yacht. What a fabulous experience! Neil and his team offer a truly  professional five star service to ensure a memorable time, from champagne on arrival to added little touches like a fully stocked honesty bar and returning after dinner to candles on deck! The boat is fully equipped and luxuriously appointed – we can’t wait to return and will stay longer next time.

Nicky T

Amazing location, delicious food, wonderful hosts, stunning scenery!

Julie H

Spent a very relaxing Sunday aboard Sailfunk – all mod cons, extremely comfortable and a fantastic host – what more could you ask for!

Alison C

Fantastic company run by a decent and honest guy.

Sharon L

Beautifully finished yacht fully kitted out, amazing hospitality, Thank you Neil and crew, hope to see you back in Salcombe.

David M

Glorious yacht in a glorious setting!

Gareth W

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