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Surveyors

A full pre-purchase survey will cost you somewhere between £400 & £700; if the survey is out of the water it will also cost between £100 & £200 docking charges depending how the boat is taken out of the water - dry dock and slipway are generally cheaper than a fixed crane. A mobile crane that has to be brought on site may be costly - be wary, sometimes the price quoted is one-way only so you would pay twice the figure quoted i.e. for taking out and for putting back in the water.

Onsite Facilities

Boat Lift

Boat Lift

Jet Washing

Jet Washing

Blacking

Blacking

The level of survey is your choice. It can be a full pre-purchase survey of the whole craft, or an "in the water" report of the boat interior (internal services and quality of fit out etc.) or an out of the water hull survey alone, or simply an engine report. Remember that if seeking marine finance, the survey must include a valuation.

If you have specific questions or worries, put the questions in writing to your surveyor before the inspection, asking for specific answers.

Also ask if they carry Professional Indemnity insurance & if they are a member of a professional association. Membership to each association is shown beneath each surveyors name. The list given below explains this further.

  • YDSA
    The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association. Members have to pass an entry examination and submit reports for approval before accreditation by the Association.

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  • IMarEST
    The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Members have to hold a suitable marine based qualification or many years of experience within the marine sector

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  • IIMS
    The International Institute of Marine Surveying. Members have to submit reports for approval before accreditation by the Institute

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  • Diploma in Marine Surveying offered by the IIMS
  • Association of Boat Safety Scheme Examiners. Members have to be qualified Boat Safety Scheme examiners

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  • IEng
    Incorporated Engineer - Engineering Council

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It is important to ask the surveyor what he is going to inspect and what he isn't; what he will do and what he won't do - there is no set routine/format as to what constitutes a pre-purchase survey. Some surveyors will now include the issue of a new BSS Certificate if everything complies.

Chris Williams

Narrowboat Surveyor & BSS Examiner

07963 974 793

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Mark Douglas - YDSA

Narrowboat Surveyor & BSS Examiner

07596 454 701 or 01778 345 422

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Steve Hand - IIMS

Marine Engineering Consultancy

07908 885 034

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YDSA, RINA, BMSE

Marine Surveyor

07796 392 770

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IMarEst

Marine Surveys

07976 631 920

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Mark Wiater, YDSA, IIMS

Marine Surveyor

07827 292 171

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DipMarSur(YS), IIMS, ABSSE

Marine Surveyor & BSS Examiner

07860 119 476

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Wilkinson Marine Surveys

Wilkinson Marine Surveys

Paul Wilkinson - YDSA

Marine Surveyor

07553 074 659

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Ben Sutcliffe - YDSA

Narrowboat Surveyor & BSS Examiner

07796 457 307

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Steve Roberts - IIMS, YDSA

Small craft, leisure & commercial surveys

07767 244 929 or 0151 707 8300

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Elliott Berry Marine Surveys

Elliott Berry Marine Surveys

Elliot Berry - IIMS

Narrowboat Surveyor

0844 567 7709 or 07500 881 731

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I J Marine

Ian Jennings

Marine Surveyor & BSS Examiner

01604 716 832 or 07828 100 418

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Whilst we have provided the contact details for the various surveyors listed above we can only recommend their services based on our previous experience and knowledge of their practises.

It does not serve as a guarantee for or against the individuals involved and any works they may have carried out on your behalf.

 

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