Bavaria 44 Yacht Marine Survey at Universal Marina on the River Hamble. These high volume mass produced budget cruisers have taken the market by storm since the early 2000’s. Popular with charter operators and the private buyer and offering exceptional value.
Dufour 36 Classic Yacht Marine Survey with Ancasta in Lymington at Lymington Yacht Haven. A solid sailing cruiser with a deep coloured mahogany interior that had been well cared for. The linear galley to starboard, curved seating to port with a bench seat on the centreline is an unusual but highly effective and practical layout.
Hallberg Rassy 48 Sea Trial with Berthon Brokerage and the purchaser from Lymington within the Western Solent. The best part of being a Yacht Surveyor / Marine Surveyor can be sea trials such as this. This Hallberg Rassy is a high quality Scandinavian yacht, this vessel has sailed around the world, and could do so again!
Beneteau First 34.7 Marine Survey at Ancasta in Port Hamble. The 34.7 is Beneteau’s IRC racer/cruiser answer to the likes of the J/109, X35 and Archambault 35. Designed with a low CofG fin keel with a lead torpedo bulb, the optional carbon rig and carbon bowsprit and a lightweight interior, this vessel should be highly competitive in IRC fleets around the country, inshore cans racing or JOG & RORC offshore racing.
Contest 45CS Marine Survey at Berthon Lymington. This Contest 45CS Pre-purchase survey was built to high standards in Holland. Contest – robust luxury cruisers have been proven over decades to be solid, reliable and ideal either as a liveaboard or an ocean going cruiser.
Bladerunner 35, Marine Survey for a carbon composite exotic planing hull capable of 75 knots. Solent Marine Surveys inspected this vessel in Trafalgar Wharf, Porchester.
Moody 376 Yacht Marine Survey at the RAFYC scrubbing dock in Hamble. Designed by Bill Dixon and built by Marine Projects of Plymouth, who also built the Princess range of Power Yachts and the Sigma range of cruiser racers. A great cruiser with very comfortable main saloon and owner’s aft cabin.
Hanse 455 Marine Survey, at Universal Marina on the river Hamble. The Hanse 415, a stylish German production cruiser / racer with modern interior at Universal Marina, Hamble River. This Hanse in excellent condition and offering a good combination of accommodation and performance.
Nauticat 321 Marine Survey for Stratton Marine. The Nauticat 321 was built in Finland to very high standards using the best quality materials. This Nauticat is a go anywhere aft cockpit heavy displacement cruiser that has been meticulously maintained by her current owner. This pre-purchase survey resulted in no recommendations at all to the hull and structure, with just a few fire extinguishers to replace.
Beneteau Oceanis 390 Marine Survey at Ancasta ,Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth. These high volume low cost comfortable cruisers have been a favourite with charter companies worldwide for years. Wrap around coachroof windows, plenty of ventilation, a large bathing platform and space for a bimini without obstructing the mainsheet system are several reasons why these vessels are popular in the hotter climates.
Moody 44 Marine Survey Southampton, a 1991 vessel in excellent condition with an ongoing thorough maintenance programme by an experienced owner. This Moody has done 2 cross Atlantic trips, competing in the ARC with the current owner, and easily capable of doing another similar trip.
Bavaria 39 Cruiser Yacht Marine Survey for Sea Ventures in Hamble. The Bavaria range have changed the face of boatbuilding over the last decade or so with high production, high volume designs that have proved most popular with charter fleets and private buyers alike due to their unbeatable value.
Beneteau Oceanis 393 Yacht Marine Survey at Deacons Boatyard, Swanwick. Built in 2002 these vessels were one of Jean Berret and Beneteau’s best, with hundreds built, dozens crossing oceans. This one was the 3 cabin and linear galley layout, with the Volvo 55, all in excellent condition.
Arcona 400 Marine Survey in Hamble. A very high quality performance cruiser / racer from Arcona Yachts AB in Sweden. A beautifully finished vessel with excellent design and engineering, including galvanised steel frame connecting keel, mast and chainplate loadings together.
Fairline Marine Survey at Yachting Sports, Hamble. This Fairline 43 in Hamble near the completion of an 18 month refurbishment programme. Considerable betterment of the original Fairline design including new galley area, heads, upholstery plus new Fischer Panda generator, Caterpillar C7 diesels, Furuno radar and navigation equipment, and a long list of other improvements.
A Nautor Swan 48 Marine Survey at Berthon in Lymington. Designed by German Frers and built by Nautor in Finland, these legendary Swan yachts have cruised and raced all over the world, as has this lovely example. Constructed to the highest standards and still looking great 16 years from new.
Pre-Purchase Marine Survey on 1989 Dehler 34 Top in Poole. A very well built vessel from Germany with a good performance too – the Dehler 34 was derived from a successful IOR 3/4 tonner and mass produced on a large scale. Still popular and a vessel that has aged very well over the 25 years since new.
Sealine T51 Marine Survey Hamble, at Fairline Southampton known as Essex Boatyards. This luxury British power yacht with twin Volvo D12-675s has been kept like new since her manufacture in 2002. About to be upgrated with full A/C for a new venture in the Med.
Bowman 40 Yacht Marine Survey at Shamrock Quay, Southampton. This Bowman 40, built in Southampton to exacting standards including Lloyds Certification and has been well looked after. Her single skin hull construction with long fin lead keel, full length skeg and moderate displacement design by Chuck Paine make her a great blue water cruiser.
A Contest 46 Marine Survey – Contest, built in Holland, surveyed in Holland and in great condition for a 25 year old vessel. These boats are solid and well built, this one meticulously looked after by the German owner, wintered ashore under cover for 6 months every year, with a comprehensive maintenance programme.
Grand Soleil 40 Marine Survey at Key Yachting, Hamble. A high performance cruiser racer from Italy with huge specification, in great condition.
Fountaine Pajot 44, Southampton Marine Survey. The owner of this Fountaine Pajot 44 required a limited scope survey by a qualified Yacht Surveyor to inspect the underwater hulls and record accurate moisture readings.
Hallberg Rassy Marine Survey. Hallberg Rassys are Swedish heavy displacement cruising yachts, with deep keel, teak decks and a good reputation. Hallberg Rassys are sailed worldwide and noted for seaworthy and comfortable cruising. Transworld Yachts are based in Hamble.
J/109 Marine Survey at Key Yachting, Hamble. The J/109 by J Boats / J Composites of France, is a one design and IRC cruiser racer that are prolific in the results of most major regattas. /these yachts are at home in one design fleets or in IRC handicap racing. A great combination of performance with reasonable accommodation too.
Princess motor yacht marine survey. A high quality British made by Marine Projects in Plymouth – flybridge power yacht.
Oyster 82 Marine Survey at Hamble. Long range blue water cruising luxury, several Atlantic crossings completed. Marine Survey for Pre-Purchase, Hamble.
Moody 38 by Bill Dixon and built by Marine Projects. An insurance marine survey as the vessel was over 20 years old, but still in great condition. Mild Steel keel studs and the chainplates are always an item to watch on these vessels.
Bavaria Sport 30 Marine Survey at Moodys, Swanwick. The Bavaria Sport range are a great boat for a Yacht Surveyor: good access to structure internally, single skin construction below the waterline and a foam core to the topsides and deck; good structural stiffening around the engines, this one with twin Volvo Penta 4.3 GXiE-M with sterndrives.
Corby 29 in a barn in the middle of Hampshire! This IRC racing design has successfully competed in numerous inshore “cans” races, and will be back for Cowes Week in 2015. Currently undergoing a refurbishment project, having recently had a rebuild by Desty Marine in Hamble.
Moody Eclipse Marine Survey, Poole. A bilge keel version of this popular Moody, built by Marine Projects in Plymouth. With a shallow draft and inside steering position this type is great for Poole, Chichester and other shallow harbours, and when the British summer isn’t so good!