Testimonials Archives - Boat, Yacht & Marine Surveyors

Matt was super helpful and friendly above and beyond the call of duty and very supportive of me as a first time nervous boat buyer.
His report was thorough and easy to understand, and he welcomed questions and explained anything that needed clarifying.
He saved me £10,000 off the price of my boat purchase.
I felt that I got not only a great survey, but also my first boating lesson!
Thanks Matt!

Carli Stein
September 26th, 2016

Was first introduced to Matt West, when he was asked to survey my yacht when i was selling.
I was very impressed with his service and very pragmatic approach to surveying a yacht, taking into consideration the age and usage.

For that reason, i then decided to use Matt again when i purchased a new yacht for myself.

I would highly recommend using Matt West.

David Royall
September 26th, 2016

Fast ,efficient , helpful and informative service . Thanks again !!

Martin White
September 26th, 2016

Survey style and manner was great – unfortunately the owner was not that easy to handle insurancewise

Christoph Hluchy
September 26th, 2016

Matt did a very sensible and practical survey that was not overly pedantic or picky but gave a very good assessment of salient and important points.  I took his advice to heart.

Ian Kemsley
September 17th, 2016

Very thorough and was accommodating of me looking over his shoulder. Matt explained everything very well and after a month of getting to know the boat i have not discovered any new problems. I would definately recommend Matts services.

Gary Knight
September 17th, 2016

A very comprehensive report at a reasonable price.

Joe Burnie
September 17th, 2016

Very happy

John Skuse
September 15th, 2016

Survey was thorough, and written in plain English. Any recommendations were prioritised so very helpful.

John Parker
September 15th, 2016

Survey was carried out in a timely manner. Identified all the issues with the boat.

David Atherton
September 15th, 2016

A really nice guy, very knowledgeable and helpful. The report was clear and easily understood and all findings were clearly put into perspective for me. Thoroughly recommended!

Peter Bristow, Haywards Heath
May 2014
May 4th, 2014

Matt did a great job, supporting me from start to finish and coming up with common sense solutions to potentially tricky problems. I will certainly be instructing Matt for my future surveying needs.

Paul Lovejoy, Emsworth
Feb 2014
February 15th, 2014

Our 1984 Sunseeker 25 XPS Portofino required a safety / condition report for insurance purposes. This was carried out very efficiently and without fuss.

P. Crowther-Wilton, Banbury
January 1st, 2014

Hi Matt, Thanks for the detailed report. I know the boat is 20 years old so expected a few problems. Structurally she seemed in good shape with no major faults.  Thanks again I would certainly be happy to recommend your work.Cheers for now.

Dave.
Princess 460 20 years old. Survey June 2019
June 1st, 2019

Matt undertook a pre-purchase survey for me. He was very detailed and yet very clear with his report and recommendations. The survey found serious osmosis as well as other issues which resulted in me rejecting this motor yacht. I would recommend him without any hesitation. A very professional and helpful surveyor.

David G.
Review on facebook November 2018
November 15th, 2018

I have never used the same surveyor twice – principally because I considered each surveyor to have his own area of particular interest/expertise such that over the 25 years we have owned our Southerly 105 and 5off insurance surveys all areas would have been examined. Whilst searching the web I viewed the Marine Surveys UK website and was impressed by the logo “Pragmatic Surveys in Plain English” this led me to reading the reviews all of which I found to be positive. Having completed the preliminaries with Matt West and agreed for the survey to be conducted in 3 months time at the end of the 2015 refit upon lifting the boat out for the winter the “Skipper’s” assessment of the growing refit list required that the survey should be brought forward to “as soon as possible” to enable underwriters time to review the Survey Report. Matt duly responded and carried out the survey at short notice. The survey was conducted in a thorough and professional manner. All areas and systems were inspected and some of the defects discovered whilst initially alarming truly required immediate attention for future peace of mind. Matt was particularly helpful in not only identifying defects but also explaining how they should be rectified in a manner I could understand. The Survey Report was received a few days after the survey and was accepted by underwriters. The bottom line – Matt West has a broad knowledge of boat construction and systems I will be asking Matt to conduct the next survey and have no reservations in recommending him to my fellow sailing club members- Member Marchwood Yacht Club 2015 

Southerly 105 survey Review 2015
January 6th, 2015
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