Testimonials

'Richard has surveyed a number of vessels for me, and I must say the advice and the service have been second to none. Had it not been for their professionalism and skill I would have paid good money where I should not. I cannot thank them enough'.

Tom Jones

Pre-Purchase Survey
Jeaneau Fantasia

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'Once again, thank you for your help and professionalism, I would not hesitate to use your services again or recommend you to others'.
Matt Hart

Pre-Purchase Survey
Karnic 2050

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'Thanks for a very professional survey'.
John Trim
Insurance Survey
Albin Vega

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers

  • Why should I get a survey done?
  • How long does a survey take?
  • How long after the survey will I get the report?
  • After the survey can I give you a call?
  • Can I attend the Survey?
  • Do I need to arrange the lift-out?
  • Why are my insurance company asking for me to have a survey?
  • Do you have Professional Liability Insurance?
  • Will you provide any kind of contract?
  • I’ve had an accident, what do I do?
  • I’m buying a new boat, do I need a surveyor?
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    If your question is not answered please feel free to contact me either by Phone or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I will be more than happy to help.

     

    Why should I get a survey?
    It is an independent examination to ensure the vessel is safe and to protect the financial investment.

     

     

    How long does a survey take?
    Boats come in a variety of sizes, materials and age.  A survey will take as long as it takes to go through the structure and systems on board.  Usually a survey would take up a day onboard. I never attempt two surveys on one day.

     

     

    How long after the survey will I get the report?
    Normally the written report will be posted within 5 working days of the survey.

     

     

    After the survey can I give you a call?
    Absolutely, I will be able to verbally give a list of issues found immediately after the survey.

     

     

    Can I attend the Survey?
    Absolutely, attending would give you insight into what we are looking for. We might ask you to move a cushion or two and abide by health and safety rules.

     

     

    Do I need to arrange the lift-out?
    Yes, the client is responsible for the arrangement and cost of the lift out. If you are buying through a broker, they will often arrange this for you.

     

     

    Why are my insurance company asking for me to have a survey?
    Insurance companies will usually ask for a survey every five years. The reason is that they want to limit their liability so they want to know the yacht is being maintained and worth the insured value.

     

     

    Do you have Professional Liability Insurance?
    Yes, all credible yacht surveyors should have professional indemnity insurance and third party liability insurance.

     

     

    Will you provide any kind of contract?
    Yes, before the survey I will send out the Survey Contract and Terms and Conditions. The Survey Contract details when, where and the total cost of the survey.

     

     

    I’ve had an accident, what do I do?
    Initially the boat needs to be secured to limit further damage. Once the boat is in a stable condition you should be speaking to your insurance company. Your insurance company is likely to instruct their own surveyor.  The time to instruct your own surveyor is if you an independent view or piece of mind.

     

     

    I’m buying a new boat, do I need a surveyor?
    Often a marine surveyor is engaged to monitor a new build to ensure build quality and generally keep a keen eye on things. A surveyor can be very helpful in terms of carrying out a pre-delivery inspection, this leading to issues getting sorted before the yacht leaves the yard.