“Safeguarding your investment”

Some latest feedback ...

Jan 2024

I must say I have had quite a few surveys done in the past and the layout of the report and the content is great …no waffle and back side covering  – just the bits as a buyer I need or would like to know…

- M.Smith         

September 2023

An excellent detailed survey.

- S. Tibbetts

March 2023

Many thanks for the report. I’ve worked with a few surveyors before and you’ve been the easiest, most pleasant and helpful I’ve worked with!

- N.Boal

Nov 2022

Many thanks for the super efficient service

- Marc Williams

July 2022

… thank you for your honest opinion and frankness with regards to the condition of her structure. You have been extremely thorough. Your report has given me the confidence to purchase the vessel knowing exactly what is needed to restore her to her former glory and enabled me to make her safe.

- N. Pridding.

July 2022

… a very thorough report and very helpful.

- D. Spencer

June 2022

What a master piece.

- M. Branci

Nov 2021

I just wanted to say a big thank you for saving me a bucket of money and a couple of gallons of concentrated sorrow over “…” yacht.

- N.Holmes

Aug 2021

Nice to meet you today. Really appreciated your honesty and sincerity…

Made us feel happier.

- P. Harris

Aug 2021

You have been of inestimable value to us and it is so good to send the boat to a new home where she will be appreciated.

- J. Ratcliffe

June 2021

I am absolutely delighted with your report. Having no experience of cruising sail boats it gives me a reassuring picture of the boat and the work needed to get her sailing again.

- T. Keaney

June 2021

… working with you was a pleasure and we would heartily recommend your services.

- Mike and Jean

May 2021

...comprehensive and very well presented report.

- T. Teggart

April 2021

This is incredibly thorough and helpful, thank you.

- S.Cooper

Feb 2021

The communication and processes seamless. Gerry was able to explain the scope of his survey and gave clear advice … The report is well put together and is clear, concise and easy to understand. I can whole heartedly recommend.

- D. Cornfield

Dec 2020

Thank you for your the report. It is exceptional in its detail and fills us with confidence …

- D. Coulter

September 2020

Many thanks for an excellent and prompt service.

P. Coltman

July 2020

Your advice and guidance throughout this process has been invaluable and is really appreciated.

I. Morrison

July 2020

.. all in all a good result, just goes to show it always pays to have a survey, even on a nearly new yacht.

- P. Goddard

June 2020

A comprehensive and really interesting report. 

- J.M Pugh

June 2020

Thank you Gerry … You have a real love for boats which shines through and illuminates your work!  - it's a really thorough, intelligent and well written report ...

- B. Roberts

February 2020

we got a good deal … Many thanks for your expert services.

- P.Allin    

October 2019

Thats great, thanks for everything. Really thorough report

- R. Jeffreys

May 2019

Thanks very much not just for your survey, which I'm very pleased with, but also for explaining to me how some things work …. I'll certainly call upon your services again.

- A. Petch

Jan 2019

Thank you for the survey report and detailed advisory statements. As always we appreciate your thoroughness and consummate professionalism.

- D. Brown

Sept 2018

I was really impressed with the professional report you produced and would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future. 

- F. Jackson

July 2018

Thank you for a truly professional service.  It was a pleasure to deal with you. The quality, scope and expertise of your survey has been of the highest professional standard. Thank you.

- R. Addis

July 2018

Many thanks Gerry for your very comprehensive and helpful report.

- M. Byrne

June 2018

Many thanks for your very thorough inspection and report.

- R. Smith

May 2018

Many thanks for the survey along with a great deal of detailed information, very impressive.

- A. Brook

April 2018

Thank you for your comprehensive and speedy report which is much appreciated and also for allowing me to ask questions during your work which I found most helpful in understanding more about the boat.

- M. Shaw

April 2018

Thank you kindly for your assistance. It has all helped me very much.
- B. Ellams

Mar 2018

Thank you for the 'job well done'. Your recommendations very valuable thanks. 

- S.Calveley

Feb 2018

Thank you for the thorough and detailed report.

- P.Read

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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Terms and Conditions

Standard YDSA Marine Survey Trading Terms of Business

THIS AGREEMENT is made this [ ] day of [ ] between: Ridge Marine

Surveying, Ltd Llwyn Ffynnon, Caernarfon Road, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5YA (“the Surveyor”) and [ ] of [address] (“the Client”) Collectively “the Clients”

IT IS AGREED These YDSA Surveyor’s Terms of Business (March 2010) shall form part of the Agreement and that the Surveyor shall perform the Scope of Work (to include the carrying out of any survey and the production of any survey or valuation report) subject to the following terms:

1. Limitations of liability

1.1 The Surveyor shall undertake the services to which these terms relate with reasonable care, skill and diligence.

1.2 The Client’s instructions and the scope of the Surveyor’s services hereunder, are as defined in the Scope of Work. Any subsequent changes or additions to the Scope of Work must be agreed in writing by the Parties.

1.3 The Client undertakes to:

1.3.1 ensure that full instructions are given to the Surveyor and are provided in sufficient time to enable the required services to be performed effectively and efficiently. The Client agrees to disclose to the Surveyor all relevant information of which they have knowledge, or to which they have access, in relation to the Vessel to be surveyed;

1.3.2 in consultation with the Surveyor, procure all necessary access to premises and vessels (including lift-out, trials and facility for inspection ashore and afloat as appropriate) for no less than such a time as shall in each particular circumstance be reasonable to enable all appropriate inspections and tests to be undertaken or performed; and

1.3.3 ensure that all appropriate safety measures are taken to provide safe and secure working conditions provided always that in the event of any breach of the requirements of Clauses 1.3.1 to 1.3.3 causing any failure on the Surveyor’s part to undertake the Scope of Work the Client shall be responsible for all consequential costs incurred by the Surveyor and in respect of any element of the Scope of Work undertaken.

1.4 Pursuant to the Scope of Work, the Surveyor will inspect the Vessel as thoroughly as is practicable and endeavour to comment on the more important items where, in the Surveyor’s reasonable opinion, major costs consequences are considered likely to arise. It follows that the Surveyor cannot comment on every minor matter but the Surveyor will try to point out where small factors may become more serious.

1.5 The Surveyor’s intention is to report on the condition of the hull(s), superstructure and fixtures (if any) of the Vessel so far as can reasonably be ascertained from a visual inspection of the Vessel at its location at the time of survey. The Client accepts that the Surveyor’s survey report(s) cannot cover hidden, unexposed or inaccessible areas of the Vessel, neither can the Surveyor undertake to investigate areas that the Surveyor believes to be inaccessible at the time of inspection. Where the Surveyor is unable to gain access to areas commonly accessible, the

Surveyor will endeavour to point this out.

1.6 In every case, the Surveyor recommends a full survey of a Vessel, to include inspection of the Vessel while lifted out and while in the water. Where the Surveyor accepts instructions to survey a Vessel solely on the basis of an inspection of the Vessel out of the water, the Surveyor makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the watertight integrity or buoyancy of the Vessel.

2. Valuations

2.1 All valuation work undertaken shall be in accordance with the Scope of Work and, unless otherwise stated in writing, such work relates solely to the date and place referred to. Valuations are based on opinions only and are not representations of fact, nor do they carry with them any guarantee of the particulars or information on which opinions are based. Valuations assume a willing buyer and willing seller and market conditions applicable at the time of valuation or such other date as is expressly referred to.

3. Fees

3.1 The fee agreed between the Surveyor and the Client for the services to be provided by the Surveyor under this Agreement (“the Survey Fee”) shall not include the costs of travel, subsistence and accommodation which will be charged in addition and in accordance with this Clause 3.

3.2 The Survey Fee and all expenses shall become due and payable on such terms and in such amounts as shall be agreed from time to time. VAT or other EU equivalent shall be payable, if applicable, in addition to all fees and expenses. Invoices will be submitted in respect of all fees and expenses when due and the amount of each invoice shall be settled within 28 days of the date of the invoice. Thereafter, interest shall be payable on all sums owing and unpaid at a rate of 3% over Barclays Bank plc (London) base rate.

4. Limitations

4.1 The Surveyor shall not be liable under this Agreement for any loss or damage caused in circumstances (i) where there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed to the Client by the Surveyor or (ii) where, notwithstanding any such breach, any loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of such breach.

4.2 All services and reports are provided for the Client’s use only. No liability of any nature is assumed towards any other party and nothing in these terms, or the relationship between the Surveyor and the Client, shall confer or purport to confer on any third party a benefit or the right to enforce any provision of these terms. The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this Agreement and any person who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no right under that Act to enforce any term(s) of this Agreement.

4.3 The Surveyor shall not be responsible for loss or damage or any increase in loss or damage resulting from any material breach by the Client of any term of this Agreement.

4.4 Any claim by the Client in respect of any breach of the Surveyor’s obligations under this Agreement must be notified to the Surveyor as soon as is reasonably practicable after the Client becomes aware of the breach. Where any breach is capable of remedy, the Surveyor must be afforded a reasonable opportunity to put matters right at his expense.

4.5 The Client agrees that, for reasons of commercial practicality, it is necessary to limit the Surveyor’s potential liability in respect of loss or damage suffered by the Client as a result of any breach by the Surveyor of any of the Surveyor’s obligations under this Agreement. As such, the Client agrees that no liability howsoever arising whether under this Agreement or otherwise shall attach to the Surveyor except insofar as such liability is covered by the professional indemnity insurance referred to at paragraph 4.6 and such liability (including Claims Expenses) shall in any event be limited to £100,000 or such higher sum as the parties shall agree in writing prior to  commencement of the services to which these terms relate (hereafter referred to as “the Agreed Indemnity Limit”).

4.6 The Surveyor shall maintain professional indemnity insurance in the amount of the Agreed Indemnity Limit throughout the period of the performance of the Surveyor’s duties hereunder provided that such insurance shall remain available at reasonable market rates.

4.7 The Surveyor’s liability shall not extend to particulars, data and other information given to the Surveyor by others or obtained from outside sources, publications and the like reasonably relied upon by the Surveyor, including Class records, registry details or other such information and no assurances can be given regarding the accuracy of the same.

4.8 Unless otherwise stated in writing, all services and reports are provided on the basis that they carry no guarantee regarding ownership or title, freedom from mortgages or charges, debts, liens or other encumbrances, or vessel stability, performance or design.

4.9 The Client shall be responsible for any losses, expenses or other costs reasonably incurred by the Surveyor that are caused by a breach of the Client’s obligations to the Surveyor hereunder.

4.10 The Surveyor shall not be liable in respect of any breach of his obligations hereunder resulting from unforeseeable causes beyond the Surveyor’s reasonable control

Business or Commercial Operations

4.11 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, where the Client is acting in the course of a business or commercial operation:

4.11.1 the Surveyor’s liability shall expire twelve months after the Survey Report is delivered to the Client and The Surveyor shall thereafter have no further liability whether in contract, tort or otherwise; and

4.11.2 the Surveyor shall have no liability whether in contract, tort or otherwise for: consequential or economic loss or for loss of profit or turnover or loss of use suffered by the Client howsoever arising, whether under this Agreement or otherwise, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Surveyor shall not be liable for any consequences of late performance of any survey and/or late delivery of any survey report; any breach of his obligations hereunder of which written notification shall not have been given within 14 days of the date on which the Client ought reasonably to have become aware of the existence of such breach; any loss, injury or damage sustained as a result of:

i. any defect in any material or workmanship;

ii. an Act of God or other circumstances beyond the control of the Surveyor; or

iii. the act, omission or insolvency of any person other than the Surveyor; and the Surveyor shall have no liability to indemnify the Client in respect of any claim made against the Client for any such loss, injury or damage;

4.12 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement:

4.12.1 unless otherwise stated in writing, no guarantee is given against faulty design, latent  defects or of suitability of any vessel or other item for any particular purpose or of compliance with any particular local, national or international requirement or code, and opinions are given without the benefit of running of machinery or opening up or other dismantling whether of interior linings, machinery or other items or systems;

4.12.2 the Surveyor shall have no liability whether in contract, tort or otherwise in respect of the consequences of late, incomplete, inadequate, inaccurate or ambiguous instructions or the non-disclosure by the Client of relevant information.

5 Law and disputes

5.1 This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and shall be governed by English law. All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

6. Miscellaneous

6.1 The Surveyor may terminate the appointment forthwith if the Client fails for more than 28 days to pay any sum due when demanded, or if the Client fails to respond promptly to requests for information and/or instructions and fails adequately to respond to 28 days’ formal notice of such failure, without prejudice to the Surveyor’s accrued rights.

6.2 Without prejudice to the accrued rights of the other party, either party may terminate the appointment forthwith by notice if the other party shall become bankrupt or insolvent, or make any arrangement or composition for the benefit of creditors, or have anything analogous to any of the foregoing under the laws of any jurisdiction occur to it, or cease (or threaten to cease) to carry on business.

6.3 No exercise or failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right or remedy vested in either party shall be deemed to be a waiver by that party of that or any other right or remedy.

6.4 Neither party shall transfer or assign its rights or obligations under these terms without the prior written consent of the other.

6.5 In the event that any provision of these terms is held to be a violation of any applicable law, statute or regulation, such provision shall be deemed to be deleted from these terms and shall be of no force or effect and these terms shall remain in full force and effect as if such provision had not been contained herein. Notwithstanding this, in the event of any such deletion the Parties shall negotiate in good faith in order to agree the terms of an acceptable alternative provision.

6.6 Except where expressly stated to the contrary in a written document signed by the Parties on or after the date hereof, these terms form the entire agreement between the Parties and supersede all previous agreements and understandings between the Parties, and no warranty, condition, description, term or representation is given or to be implied by anything said or written in negotiations between the Parties or their representatives prior to the communication of these terms.

6.7 References to “the Surveyor” include the Surveyor’s employees and persons, firms and companies appointed or engaged by the Surveyor as the Surveyor’s agents for carrying out any work or services under these terms, all persons, firms and  companies to whom performance of any work or services under these terms is subcontracted or delegated by the Surveyor, and all agents and employees of persons, firms and companies referred to in this clause.

6.8 Any communication required to be given under these terms by either party shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given either by letter, fax or electronic mail (provided the same is capable of being recorded by the recipient in durable form) sent to the other at the contact details previously notified and any such notice shall be deemed to have been given at the time at which it would in the ordinary course of transmission have been received.

6.9 Each party undertakes to maintain the confidentiality of all information supplied by the other and not to divulge such information to third parties without the prior written authority of the other.

Words denoting the masculine include the feminine and neuter and vice versa.



Ridge Marine Surveying Ltd

Company No 08944987