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Some latest feedback ...

Jan 2018

Can I just thank you for the time taken to explain the issues and for the advice you gave which was invaluable.

- D. Welling


Dec 2017

Thanks for the survey report which is very thorough. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the condition of the yacht with you on Friday and the helpful descriptions of what to look for in an older yacht.

- S. Irvine


Oct 2017

.. high quality and detailed survey, which was a great help.

- R. Hersee


Oct 2017

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your efforts last Friday. You have certainly helped to reduce the stress of purchasing xxx as well as giving some good advice to us newbies.

- S. Greig


September 2017

Thank you for the report, which is very thorough … It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to follow through the survey with you. You couldn't have been clearer as you explained everything to me. For my part it was not only informative, but a real bonus to watch you work and to understand more about the boat. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Thanks to your survey we have negotiated a contribution towards the rudder bearing repair.

- B. Ogley


September 2017

Thank you for a very professional service, I would be more than happy to recommend your services.

- M. Smart



September 2017

Many thanks for turning this around so quickly for me, and thanks for all your help with the survey.

- S. Rooke


August 2017

Thank you for such a comprehensive report - very pleased with the results and all going ahead, including the minor repairs you suggest.

-  J. Hudson


June 2017

The whole process was seamless and Gerry kept me fully informed and talked me through his findings. This enabled me to renegotiate the price... a real pleasure to work with. Highly recommend his services.

- N. Simper


June 2017

I'd like to say thank you very much for your swift and professional service in surveying the yacht for me. 

- G. Anderson


May 2017

I have been looking forward to reading your report.  It is thorough and concise.  Thank you.

- S. Luszniak.


April 2017

I have to say I found your survey report very thorough and very detailed and it was a great comfort to read it.

- O. Owens


March 2017

Thanks for being so prompt with everything it's a five star service you give and I will recommend you to anybody.

- G. Booth


Feb 2017

I have found your service to be exceptional and will highly recommend you to anyone in need of surveying in the future.

- B. Fowles


Feb 2017

Very comprehensive, and inspires great confidence in the continuation of the purchase of her... I thank you and have no problems advertising your skills to anyone. 

- S. Musgrave


Dec 2016

Thank you for your prompt and professional report.

- M. Henley


Nov 2016

Many thanks Gerry for such a thorough survey and promptly carried out.  

- C. Smith


Oct 2016

Thanks for all your efforts today, was a pleasure. 

- G. Pearce 


Oct 2016

It was a pleasure to meet you and also to learn so much more  …

- W. Davies


August 2016

Thanks for all you have done for us

- R. Buchan


August 2016

Thank you for your time on Friday …. I can now go ahead with progressing the purchase, confidently.

- E. Nystrom


June 2016

Thank you so much, a great Survey, will definitely be recommending you to anyone who we know needs a surveyor.

- K. Cruxon


May 2016

It was nice meeting you on Friday, especially someone so knowledgeable about boats … I learned a lot from you.

- B.Williams


May 2016

Thank you so much for your comprehensive report; it has really given me peace of mind with going ahead with the purchase.

- A. Martin


May 2016

Many thanks for your thorough resumé of the survey. It was a pleasure to speak with you and I would certainly recommend you to anyone else wanting a boat survey!

- S. Ratcliffe


March 2016

Many thanks for that Gerry, a pleasure meeting with you an education much appreciated.

- G. James


March 2016

Thank you very much  Gerry. A very thorough survey - I shall certainly come to you again if It ever buy another boat !

- M. Jeffrey


November 2015

Thank you very much, I really appreciated being talked through the various points on the day.

- K. Forster


September 2015

Thanks Gerry . What a great service!!

- D. Slinger


May 2015

Thank you for the survey. It was nice to meet and a pleasure to work alongside you. We are very pleased with the result. If ever we are asked, we will certainly recommend your company.
R. Levy


May 2015

Thank you Gerry – Superb speedy service.

- N. Evans


April 2015

Thank you for the survey and a job well done

- J. Abbott


March 2015

Thanks for the comprehensive survey report. It has given us the assurance we were looking for to go ahead

- A. Howlan


Jan 2015

Thank you for the survey, very well done ! I will have no hesitation in recommending your excellent services to others.

- G. Evans


Dec 2014

First class thanks Gerry. A very detailed report which also gives a very good work list for the next season.



Nov 2014

Thanks Gerry, for a thorough survey carried out in challenging conditions and for my prompt receipt of it. I will find it a very useful guide in renovating.

-F. Griffiths


Oct 2014

Thank you for doing this so quickly we really appreciate it.

- M. Newsham


July 2014

Thanks very much Gerry, have had time to read this through now. It is a very comprehensive report and very helpful too.

- B. Bingham


July 2014

Many thanks for this excellent report, both in content and format! Your prompt attention is very much appreciated.

-M. White


July 2014

... we managed to have our  warranty reinstated … thanks for your assistance.

- A&J. Baker


June 2014

Thank you for this and your efforts and attention to detail. …. As member of the local sailing clubs I will happily recommend you.
- B Oulton


May 2014

Many thanks for your very comprehensive survey and for setting our minds at rest.

-A. Baker


May 2014

Gerry, many thanks for your survey report - it gives me great confidence in the purchase.

- A.Robberts


April 2014

Thank you for the survey you conducted … and for your advice. You even included pictures which the surveyor for the original purchase did not include.  An excellent service.

- S.Solar


April 2014

Thank you for this it has given me full confidence in the purchase.  I will be sure to recommend you should anyone require a surveyor.

- Ben Hickman


March 2014

I shall have no hesitation in using you again in the future.

- J. Neale


Feb 2014

....  negotiated a significant

price reduction to cover the cost of repairing the P Bracket so

particular thanks for bringing that matter to my attention.’

- Mr O’Loughlin


January 2014

Excellent  survey … appreciate a very professional & comprehensive survey ‘

- J Connor


November 2013

‘Many thanks for

the survey … makes it easy to purchase with confidence. Thank you for your hard work

- D. Wareham


September 2013

’Many thanks for

your thorough survey and comprehensive report. I thought you provided a thoroughly

professional service.’

- R. Loynes


July 2013

‘Thanks Gerry, I really appreciate the speed of  the survey and the swift report’

- J.Pollard


June 2013

Thank you very much for the work .... It is perfect !’

- C. Peyre


April 2013

Many thanks for the very full & informative survey’

- J . Snell


Mar 2013

We are amazed at the detail ... service which definitely qualifies as above and beyond’

- G. Frost


Oct 2012

‘Brilliant Gerry !Thanks so much.’

- Mr & Mrs Green


Sept 2012

“Many thanks for your excellent survey report.”

- Mr Wynn


Aug 2012

“Thanks you for your advice, help, very prompt survey and report and would have no hesitation to recommend or use you again in the future.”

- Mr Greenwood


Sept 2012

“Thanks Gerry – a very thorough & well presented professional service.”

- Mr Rice


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For advice call us on: +44(0)871 237 9322

Scope of Marine Survey

The comprehensive areas of inspection include:    

Check HIN, CE Plate if applicable.

Topsides of hull including Rubbing Strake. Inspection of Hull below the waterline, Coatings, Deflections, Distortion, Signs of repair, Stress crazing and other defects.


GRP Vessels – Percussion sounding, Skeg Security, Checks for Wicking, Blistering, Osmosis. Sample Moisture readings taken.

Steel Vessels - Ultrasonic thickness readings, checks for Metal Pitting


Checks for crazing, hard spots, delamination, distortion around areas of high tension or load bearing.

Percussion sounding, Sample moisture or thickness readings

Rubbing strake tested for condition and security.


Checks for movement, condition of fasteners where accessible.


Condition of the keel root and exterior checked for damage or repairs. The joint to the hull checked. Keel fixings are checked in the bilge area for corrosion and security.


Condition of bilges and operation of bilge pumps and strum boxes.


Inspection of bulkheads and structural stiffening and internal mouldings.


Check for visible tears and loose stitching.


Bonding and connectivity.


Inspection of Attachment points, Nuts bolts and backing plates.

Checks for movement, distortion of deck.

Check terminals follow line of rigging.

Check for leaks through the deck fittings and wooden bulkheads.


Checks for crazing, hard spots, delamination, distortion around areas of high tension or load bearing.

Drainage and Seacocks inspection.

Percussion sounding.

Sample moisture or thickness readings

Rubbing strake tested for condition and security.


Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines, Jackstays, Turning Blocks, Jammers , Tracks and Cars.

Davits and Boarding Ladders.

Fittings checked for damage, corrosion and security. The underside fixings checked where possible for leakage.


DC systems

Includes Load Testing and  the security of batteries, terminal insulation. Condition of wiring, circuit protection


240v systems

Condition of wiring, Shoreside 30ma RCBO earth breaker and Polarity check.


All equipment checked for power up


Many of the engine components and their associated systems wear from inside and it is not possible to to be 100% sure of their true condition; however we endeavour to give a full as report as possible, within those constraints, on the following components: -


Exhaust system and elbow.

Check for corrosion and leakage.


Flexible mounts

Strength and security.


Fuel System

Tank condition and security together with the pipe work and hoses, visually checked where accessible. Shut of valve location. Check if water separator fitted aft tank and condition. Check the security of hoses and any visible leakage.



Seawater cooling checked for leaks and corrosion.


If afloat : -

With the owners permission the engine will be started and run under load up to operating temperature and checked for leaks, exhaust emissions – blue smoke = oil burning etc. Gears engaged, shaft heard and seen turning.


If ashore : -

If the boat is ashore, the engine will not be started as it will not be underload and there is not a big enough water supply to run to operating temperature when not under load. The gears cannot be engaged because the bearings are water fed at some point. For safety, many yards will not allow a rotating propeller under the boat.


A visual inspection of pressure gauge and service dates.


Where accessible, we inspect the material and condition of tank and condition of hoses and piping.


Check the visual condition of self draining bottle storage, and bottle security and regulator together with flexible hose and pipework and isolating taps, where accessible. For a full inspection, the gas system should be inspected by a qualified person listed on the Gas Safe register.


Inspection of anchors, chain, warp, shackles, cleats.


Inspect the general condition and security of hoses, clips and anti syphoning arrangements.


The general quality of the installation.



General visual inspection and service date check of any liferafts.


Accessible areas are inspected for corrosion, distortion, heel compression.

Fittings checked where accessible for security and stress cracking.

Anodising condition

Spreader sockets movement.


Checked for operation and suitability


Inspected but not under load.


General condition checked within the limitations of space and weather conditions.


All valves and any bolts percussion sounded and check for free movement, security and dezincification.

Hose clips inspected.


Inspection of terminals, riggings screws, toggles and swage fittings.

Articulation, split pins condition.

Furling system operated.


The rudder is examined for damage, splits, weeping and moisture levels.

Metal parts are checked for corrosion.

Rudder tube is checked for security.

Play in bushes checked.

Wheel steering, cables and quadrant checked.


Propeller checked for damage and corrosion.

Cutlass bearings and P-bracket checked for play

Propshaft checked for straightness and freedom to turn.

Stern gland checked for corrosion and security


Vessels with Sail Drive

Diaphragm checked for deterioration and security.


All inspected for tightness, security and leakage and frame lying fair to the deck.

Condition of glazing.


Our range of comprehensive and detailed marine surveying inspection reports include:


Pre-purchase Marine Survey

Insurance Marine Survey

Valuation or Appraisal Marine Survey

Sea Trial

Damage Inspection Marine Survey

Project Management & Consultancy


No matter what type of consulting services you require, speak to us first!