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Bavaria 30 Sport Cruiser

Bavaria 30 Sport

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 IRC Racer

Corby 29

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 33, Poole

Moody Eclipse

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!

J 109 Marine Survey, Hamble

J Boats J/109

J/109 Marine Survey at Key Yachting, Hamble Point. The J/109 by J Boats / J Composites of France, is a one design cruiser racer type 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.

Malo 41 Classic, Lymington

Malo 41 Classic

Malo 41 Classic Yacht Marine Survey at Berthon in Lymington. These high quality Swedish go anywhere yachts are exceptional, this one has traveled the world and ready to go around again. Beautiful Swedish joinery with classic lines and moderate displacement, teak decks to finish off the quality image.

Mumm 36 Racing Yacht, Hamble

Mumm 36

Mumm 36 IRC racing yacht Marine Survey in Hamble. This particular yacht was a competitior of mine once! I recall racing against her when I owned a Jeanneau One Design 35 (JOD 35) and fighting it out down the Little Russel in Guernsey during a JOG race over there! Guernsey based but now in Hamble for a major refit.

X Yachts 46 Tonnage Measurement

X-Yachts X46

X Yachts X46 for Part I British Registration required a Tonnage Measurement Survey.

Solent Marine Surveys are authorised by the YDSA as an appointed Tonnage Surveyor for Part I British Registration.

A Danish performance cruiser from the board of Niels Jeppesen, this one on route from Scandinavia to the West Country.

Sigma 38, Port Solent

Sigma 38

Sigma 38 Marine Survey at Port Solent. A well maintained example of this cruiser/racer in great condition. Sigma 38s have been around for 3 decades in the prizes, designed as a non high tech one design GRP offshore cruiser/racer, which the design does superbly, now more often raced under IRC. Marine insurance survey at Port Solent.

Beneteau First 40.7, Gosport

Beneteau First

Beneteau First 40.7 Yacht Marine Survey in Gosport. This 7 year old vessel by Chantiers Beneteau of France has been kept in great order, and although lightly chartered remains in excellent order. these popular vessels are used for cruising, racing under IRC and charter. the Beneteau method of construction using an internal tray matrix moulding is something a marine surveyor needs to be very vigilant over: any slight cracking, high moisture content or suspected debonding requires the keel to be unshipped for further inspection of the laminate structure.

Discovery 67 Sea Trial, Solent

Discovery 67

Discovery 67 Sea Trial, from Berthon, Lymington through the Solent to the Nab tower and return. With the wind over 30 knots, gusting to 40, this blue water cruiser happily cruised at 12 to 13 knots off the wind, and 9 or so to windward, a sea trial like this is one of the highlights of being a Marine Surveyor!