I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the service. I was in desperation as my potential buyer wanted an immediate survey and I was having a terrible time trying to arrange one with local surveyors. I happened by chance to find Matts number on the Internet and explained my plight. Matt offered to re arrange his schedule to accommodate me and with some tight scheduling with the marina the boat was lifted and a thorough hull survey done. Matt phoned me on completion to explain in detail the results of the survey and even though we had never met, he trusted me on face value to leave the money for him. Needless to say I sold the boat and cannot rate Matt highly enough, I will never hesitate to use or recommend his service to anyone. Highly professional and a nice bloke Too !5 Stars. Derek Norman Merry Fisher 805 Review December 2014
Matt was fantastic and incredibly thorough at conducting a boat survey for us in Spain. We were in Australia, trying to buy a boat in Spain which is a very nerve wracking process. Matt helped us out enormously, was very professional and also very cost effective. We were incredibly impressed by the service and have no hesitation in recommending him for a survey anywhere in Europe!! Richard and Heather Clement, Moody 425 Review December 2014
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.
I can’t praise Matt highly enough for the survey on my new boat. He was meticulous to a fault, happy to be left to do his thing and was invaluable on the sea trial. The fee was very reasonable and what price do you put on your peace of mind anyway? Thanks Matt.
I hired Matt for a pre-purchase survey in Southampton.
The boat, as it turned out, was a complete walkaway, with major structural issues that I had not discovered during my own inspection of the boat.
Matt was very thurough and took the time to explain to me the issues and advice me during the survey.
I was extremely pleased with his work and would recommend him to anyone looking for a first class surveyor.
The survey, on a 33ft sailing yacht, was really useful to us. The report arrived promptly, and was easy to understand, with no jargon. It was clear that the boat, and all her systems, had been thoroughly gone through. The survey report was very useful to us in our negotiation with the owner. We will also use it in planning future maintenance of our new boat. Thank you!
Hi Matt, thanks for a super job on Tigger. As a newbie sailor and with my first yacht, I really appreciated the clear and precise nature of the survey carried. You helped identify areas of concern on my 43 year seawych and made it clear and easy to understand the work needed to bring her up to search.
Matt was surveying our 24 meter steel hull vessel in Milford Haven. We were very pleased with his work. Very honest, trustworthy, hard to find his kind out there. We can highly recommend to everyone…
Matt provided an excellent survey service when I was buying my first boat – always a nerve-wracking experience! He was very flexible with timings, arrived promptly and conducted a very thorough inspection, taking time to explain key points to me and offer general boating advice. The report came through very quickly and was comprehensive, clear and made sensible recommendations. I would fully recommend Matt.
I have used Matt West for surveys on two vessels. He gave a very professional, efficient and friendly service. His reports were lucid, well presented and supplied promptly. I would have no hesitation in using his expertise again.I have recommended him to fellow sailing club members.
I recently commissioned Matt West (Marine Surveys UK) to carry out a survey and found him to be very friendly,helpful,professional and thorough! I attended the survey and Matt took plenty of time out to show me any defects and possible causes for future concern as he worked through the vessel. His online report arrived the next day and it was a very comprehensive document. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to carry out your survey requirements.
As a family we have owned seven yachts after acquiring a 30ft Arpege in 1975. When we came to purchase our latest acquisition last November we used the services of Matt West of Marine Surveys . I can state quite honestly that he was the best, the most able, the most thorough surveyor we have ever used. He turned up on date, on time and carried out a very painstaking survey of the 41 foot yacht that we sought to purchase. His survey, when it came, was very clear, detailed and with a great deal of information. We are very pleased with the yacht which we subsequently purchased and would have no hesitation in recommending his services in the future.
I have been sailing for over 45 years and used the services of Matt West over the past 5 years. I have found his knowledge, advice and guidance to be the best I have experienced in my sailing years. What particularly sets him apart from his contemporaries is that he discussed and explained various parts of his finding with me as the survey progressed and did not arrive to do his work with any preconceived rigid ideas but rather worked with me to address his findings. In between surveys, I have had occasions to seek his advice and he has readily responded to my queries. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt.
I was delighted with the speed and efficiency you demonstrated in conducting the pre purchase survey of the Ombrine 550. I was also very pleased with the comprehensive content report following the survey.
We engaged Matt to survey our 20 year old Southerly 115 that had been out of the water for nearly a year. In advance he explained what the survey would and would not cover and his promise of using plain English in the report was welcomed. We received a prompt and in-depth report that identified and prioritised the issues we needed to know about. The report was clearly written, photographs were used to show faults and he was happy to answer all our questions. We would be very happy to ask Matt to survey any future craft we buy and recommend him highly to anyone needing a survey.
Matt West carried out a pre purchase survey for me in late August 2014. He did an excellent job at very short notice — I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and recommend him to colleagues. Very thorough indeed and very reasonably priced. The craft was a fairly elderly Leisure 23SL which was purported to be in excellent condition with a well equipped inventory. Having looked at several similar less desirable yachts I decided to have a survey on this one as my knowledge of sailing yachts fell well short of my motor boat experience. Matt soon found this craft to be un-seaworthy which came as a bitter disappointment. The bilge keels had suffered severe stress damage to the hull which had been quite cleverly disguised in a less than satisfactory repair.. The craft was a disaster waiting to happen. Matt organised the survey within 3 days including lifting out of the water and making the necessary arrangements liasing with the current owner, myself and the boat yard. The whole exercise was seamless and highly efficient.