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ABOUT MARINE SURVEYS UK

Need a Marine Survey, Yacht Survey or Boat Survey?

Contact Matt West at Boat Surveyor Ltd trading as Marine Surveys UK

If you are buying a boat, of any size, Motorboats, Sailing boats, Narrow Boats for use on Lakes, Rivers or the sea from a Cornish Shrimper sailing boat, 3m RIB to a Sunseeker 50m Motor Yacht or Swan 105 Sailing Yacht you should get a Survey to make sure you know about any defects, so you can make informed decisions.

Matt West looks at every boat in great detail and reports to you in plain English (we refer to this as a pre-purchase boat survey.)

Don’t forget the the boat surveyors job is to represent YOU when buying your yacht, and with over a 1000 satisfied customers, (see their reviews) you can rest assured that is exactly what Matt is doing for you.


PROUD MEMBERS OF


Full Member

International Institute of Marine Surveying

Full Member British Marine Surveyors Europe

British Marine Surveyors Europe (BMSE)

Accredited Member

Yacht Designer & Surveyors Association (YDSA)

Family Members

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

The Federation Of Small Business

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)


Testimonials

Testimonial Form
Full Name: Nick Fox
Boat Type Oceanis 343
How did you rate the communication and information prior to survey?: 4/5
Was the survey report informative and covered all you required? 5/5
Was the report delivered in a timely manner? 4/5
Overall star rating for website review: 5/5
Any comments you would like to make? Great service, prompt and professional. Thanks for your help.
Survey review Oceanis 343
September 24th, 2019

Marine Surveys UK, were efficient and extremely thorough. They saved me a great deal of money.

Richard WEATHERLEY
August 2nd, 2019

The whole process was very easy.
Matt was very helpful during the survey including us in all aspects and his report was well structured and easy to follow and understand.
Additionally his help and advice following his report was excellent.
I would not hesitate to use him again.

Chris Brittain
June 19th, 2019

All good pleasant and friendly

Ray Mclaren
June 13th, 2019

I contacted Matt to do an insurance survey on my 35 year old, 36ft sailing boat. Communication was good and we arranged to meet whilst the survey was being carried out. As in all surveys there are things that need correcting and potential problems being identified. Matt was very good at explaining all aspects of the survey.
The result was a very comprehensive and thorough survey report clearly identifying any problems, how to resolve them and the time span in which they should be done.
Surveys are always a bit traumatic however, Matts approach, help and advice made it a good experience.
Matts services are highly recommended.

Les Prior
June 9th, 2019

Very friendly and professional, survey was undertaken at a suitable time for the seller and the report was detailed enough for me to make a decision about the boat.  Would recommend to anyone looking to get a survey on their boat.

Nick H
April 4th, 2018

We commissioned Matt West to oversee a recent barge conversion over a duration of circa nine months. Given our inexperience, we needed specific expertise and were delighted with the professional service Matt provided. He supervised the project management, guiding us at each stage of the renovation including attending regular site visits and assisting with key decisions.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Matt to project manage any further marine refurbishments.

Lesley Bufton
August 2nd, 2017

Matt provided an extremely professional service with regard to the pre purchase survey. He was most helpful on the day of the survey, spending time explaining and discussing points identified and recommended fixes to pragmatically resolve. The survey report was delivered the within 48 hours and was presented in a way that was easy to understand and extract key points that needed to be addressed with the Yacht Broker. I have no hesitation highly recommending Marine Surveys UK based upon the services provided

Mike Rider
February 15th, 2017

Quick response to my request. The Survey was comprehensive, easy to read and appreciate the issues raised.

Boece Cardus
February 14th, 2017

A very comprehensive report delivered timely. The survey was of excellent quality and very informative in decision making for my pre purchase survey. Matt clearly applies the highest quality standards and really assisted me during the process of finding the right boat. I would not hesitate to recommend Marine surveys uk.

Janette Gill
January 2nd, 2017

WHY US?

  • No job too small or too big, fair prices taking account the size of the job as well as the vessel.
  • 28 years of practical experience and continual professional development means you get the best possible info and opinions.
  • Your survey report is in plain English – it tells it like it is and is with you within 48 hours of completion often sooner.
  • We are pragmatic – our recommendations take into account the age, value and use of the vessel. We are not out to spoil your purchase or cause unne-cessary work or expense.
  • You get one to one reliable, qualified, courteous, friendly, efficient, honest, flexible service and we hope we are a pleasure to work with.
  • We Proud to be a Full Member of IIMS (MIIMS), Accredited member YDSA (AMYDSA), BMSE Full Member, but the main people who judge us are our customers.
  • We carry Full Marine Liability insurance and 3rd Party Insurance


News & Updates

This corroded mooring cleat was covered with a rope when we started the survey. We check
This gas hose is incorrectly clamped. The hose should firstly be fitted with hose clamps not Jubilee clips
As well as some surface corrosion on the ball valve, note the load spreading pad is split. This
Sea water leak into sail drive, check your sail drive oil regularly. We check it during our pre-purchase
Yanmar exhaust elbow weld corroding. A common fault found during our pre-purchase surveys.
Weeping heat exchanger gasket. A sign of corrosion inside the core. We check for these signs during our
Brass Skin fittings, a real life experience The issues of European Brass CW617N and other non DZR
I have never used the same surveyor twice – principally because I considered each surveyor to have his
I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the service. I was in desperation as my potential
Matt was fantastic and incredibly thorough at conducting a boat survey for us in Spain. We were in

WHERE?

We are based in Emsworth and we carry out most surveys in Chichester, Birdham, River Hamble, Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southsea, Poole, Swanwick, Lymington, Shoreham, Brighton, Worthing, Dover, Eastbourne, Newhaven, Bosham, Hythe, Christchurch, Weymouth. We are happy to travel the UK and Worldwide and have a links with approved surveyors around the country as well. We give competitive rates and do survey in Falmouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea as well as we have friends down there and we like to go and stay as well as taking trips to France, Italy, Spain. Flights are often cheap and you can have a UK surveyor looking at the boat you want.

Boat surveys are carried out on many Rivers including The Medway areas of Rochester, Hundred of Hoo, Maidstone, Gillingham, Snodland, Aylesford. The River Thames, South Dock, Reading, Oxford, Caversham, Henley, Staines and the River Severn areas of Portishead and Avonmouth.


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