Recent Surveys

Bavaria 55 Cruiser, Hamble

Bavaria 55 Cruiser, Hamble

This Bavaria 55 Cruiser Marine Survey was conducted by Guy Nicholls at the Michael Schmidt / Impression Marine office at Hamble Point Marina, Hamble. This particular vessel was previously based in Antibes at Port Vauban and looked after by a full time professional...

Hanse 470e Hamble

Hanse 470e Hamble

A Hanse 470e in Hamble for a pre-purchase marine survey by Guy Nicholls. The Hanse 470e, the "e" standing for epoxy, are incredibly strong - built with a vacuum bagged prepreg epoxy/Corecell foam sandwich construction which is then post cured. They feature a huge...

Nautitech 40 Open Catamaran

Nautitech 40 Open Catamaran

This is a Nautitech 40 Open catamaran, in the hoist slings in Hamble for a pre-purchase survey by Guy Nicholls. I love these open style cats, with the accommodation and cockpit all merging into one fantastic living space, ideal for warmer climates such as the Med or...

Bavaria 42 Chichester

Bavaria 42 Chichester

A Bavaria 42 Cruiser at Chichester Marina for a pre-purchase survey by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys. This 2001 model had been very well looked after, a marine surveyor can quickly spot tell tale signs of good maintenance when approaching a survey. This one,...

Hallberg Rassy 43 Berthon

Hallberg Rassy 43 Berthon

A beautiful Hallberg Rassy 43 at Berthon, Lymington for a pre-purchase survey. The purchaser was looking for a blue water cruiser suitable for a trans-Atlantic to the Caribbean then up to Boston via Chesapeake Bay and possibly to the Artic Circle. The Hallberg Rassy...

Hanse 400 Port Solent

Hanse 400 Port Solent

A Hanse 400 in the slings at Port Solent for a "hoist and hold" during a pre-purchase survey by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys. The Hanse are a range that are known particularly well by this surveyor as I have recently bought one myself! I've been impressed with...

Beneteau Oceanis 40 Hamble

Beneteau Oceanis 40 Hamble

A Beneteau Oceanis 40 Marine Survey by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor Hamble. The Oceanis range from Beneteau are very popular providing great accommodation at reasonable cost. Constructed of single skin (monolithic) GRP to the hull and a cored deck, these boats make...

J/109 Marine Survey Hamble

J/109 Marine Survey Hamble

A J/109 Marine Survey at Key Yachting, Hamble by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor Hamble. I've done several of this particular model over the last years, and dozens of others in the J Boat line up. As with others, an end grain balsa cored hull, originally these vessels...

Nautor Swan 46 Survey, Lymington

Nautor Swan 46 Survey, Lymington

A gorgeous Nautor Swan 46 - A Marine Survey at Berthon in Lymington by Guy Nicholls. I've surveyed a good number of Nautor Swan models over the years, from mid 1970's S&S designs to bang up to date German Frers models. This one, a Swan 46 MkII, a 1990 German Frers...

Fast 40 Survey and Tonnage

Fast 40 Survey and Tonnage

A marine survey and tonnage measurement for British Part I Registration, in Cowes, Isle of Wight by Solent Marine Surveyor Guy Nicholls. These Fast 40 designs are really taking off in the UK, this one having being built in China by Hudson Yacht and Marine Co Ltd....

Hallberg Rassy 36 Hamble

Hallberg Rassy 36 Hamble

A marine survey of a Hallberg Rassy 36 at Transworld Yachts in Hamble by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor. I've surveyed dozens of this well known brand in the last year or so. Well constructed, pvc foam cored topsides and partially cored below the waterline for...

Grand Soleil 46 Hamble

Grand Soleil 46 Hamble

A marine survey of a Grand Soleil 46 at Key Yachting in Hamble by Guy Nicholls, qualified Marine Surveyor. These performance cruiser racers are well known on the IRC racing circuit and can also be cruised short handed when required. With a low centre of gravity and a...

Hanse 445 Survey Torrevieja

Hanse 445 Survey Torrevieja

A Hanse 445 survey in Torrevieja by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor Spain & Europe. The Hanse range have increased production significantly since the turn of the century, with the brand being very popular both in the UK and in the Mediterranean. Like other...

Windy Khamsin 34, Lymington

Windy Khamsin 34, Lymington

A Windy Khamsin 34 Survey at Berthon, Lymington. I've surveyed numerous vessels in the Windy range, these high quality Norwegian high speed sports boats are very well constructed using the latest materials and with a PVC foam core to the hull and superstructure....

Oyster 72 Survey Lymington

Oyster 72 Survey Lymington

An Oyster 72 Survey by Guy Nicholls Marine Surveyor Lymington for Solent Marine Surveys. I've done several Oysters over the last few months, they generally have a fairly similar pattern of equipment layout and design, tankage, generator, hydraulic arrangements and so...

Sunseeker Portofino 47 Survey

Sunseeker Portofino 47 Survey

Sunseeker Portofino 47 Survey by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor Poole for Solent Marine Surveys. This Sunseeker was equipped with twin Volvo Penta D9 diesels, giving around 31 knots boat speed at 2300rpm during the sea trial which was conducted before the hoist for the...

Hallberg Rassy 40 Survey Hamble

Hallberg Rassy 40 Survey Hamble

A Hallberg Rassy 40 marine survey by Guy Nicholls, Marine Surveyor Hamble for Solent Marine Surveys. The Hallberg Rassy range are of cored FRP (GRP) construction which helps insulate the hull and deck from Swedish temperatures! The cored construction also allows...

Beneteau Oceanis Lymington

Beneteau Oceanis Lymington

A Beneteau Oceanis 31 Marine Survey in Lymington Yacht Haven by qualified Marine Surveyor and GRP specialist Guy Nicholls, AMRINA. This Beneteau Oceanis was in great order thanks to a diligent owner with careful use. One interesting point on this model was the...

Hanse 385 Port Solent

Hanse 385 Port Solent

A Hanse 385 survey by Marine Surveyor Guy Nicholls at Port Solent. Solent Marine Surveys regularly cover the areas of Lymington to Chichester, with surveys further afield including Europe, having recently surveyed in Holland, Spain, Greece, France. The Hanse range...

Oyster 72 at Berthon, Lymington

Oyster 72 at Berthon, Lymington

An Oyster 72 in the hoist (she only just fitted between the bottom of the keel on the ground and the boom under the hoist beam!) at Berthon Shipyard, Lymington for a marine survey by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys. This 4 year old Oyster 72 was given a full sea...

Delta Marine 38m, Palma

Delta Marine 38m, Palma

A Delta Marine 38m (126') Motor Yacht - an Exploration type Superyacht at the STP Shipyard in Palma. This stunning displacement type superyacht, professionally skippered by an Englishman and 6 crew including two chefs, was ashore at the STP Shipyard in Palma and the...

Bavaria 38 Ocean, Deacons

Bavaria 38 Ocean, Deacons

A Bavaria Ocean 38, surveyed at Deacons Boatyard for Whyboats on the River Hamble by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys Ltd. The Bavaria range has risen dramatically in profile since the turn of the Millennium, the German based business tooling up a highly efficient...

Beneteau Oceanis 323, Lymington

Beneteau Oceanis 323, Lymington

A Beneteau Oceanis 323 ashore for a marine survey by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys at Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington. The Beneteau Oceanis 323 is one of Beneteau's best -  a great pocket cruiser built in hundreds and used by private and charter companies alike...

S&S Classic, a Nautor Swan 44

S&S Classic, a Nautor Swan 44

This beautiful Sparkman and Stephens (S&S) Classic from 1974, a Nautor Swan 44 was surveyed in Hamble by Guy Nicholls, Qualified Marine Surveyor. This Nautor Swan had been cruised and then raced across the Atlantic to the Caribbean by her previous owner and...

Windy 35 Khamsin, Lymington

Windy 35 Khamsin, Lymington

A Windy 35 Khamsin Marine Survey and sea trial at Berthon Brokerage in Lymington. These Norwegian built top quality sports cruisers are a pleasure for a marine surveyor, with beautifully finished workmanship of the highest standards both inside and out. I have never...

Dufour 375 Marine Survey

Dufour 375 Marine Survey

Dufour 375 Marine Survey at Port Solent. These Dufour built yachts are well finished and sail well, with good accommodation. Dufour are generally well built craft from France, with modern Iso resins and a single  (monolithic) hull take everyday knocks and bumps as...

Moody 31 Marine Survey, Chichester

Moody 31 Marine Survey, Chichester

A Moody 31 Marine Survey for insurance renewal purposes at Chichester Marina. These Marine Projects built Moody yachts are now of an age where the vessel's insurers will ask for a basic survey every 3 to 5 years. The insurance survey can be a cut down survey compared...

Mark Mills 40 Survey, Hamble

Mark Mills 40 Survey, Hamble

This King 40 IRC racer designed by Mark Mills and built in Argentina by King Marine was surveyed in Hamble; with then further investigation using ultasound (NDT) to the hull. Ultrasound can be useful on high tech (exotic) structures such as carbon with accurate...

Westerly Oceanquest, Chichester

Westerly Oceanquest, Chichester

Marine Survey of a Westerly Oceanquest at Northney Marina in Chichester Harbour. I worked for Westerly Yachts in the 1980's and this was a development of the Westerly Seahawk 34 that was produced in the 80's. The Westerly Oceanquest is a heavily built cruiser with a...

Nimbus 37 Survey, Hamble

Nimbus 37 Survey, Hamble

This 1997 dark blue Nimbus 37, from Nimbus Boats AB Sweden was surveyed on the River Hamble at Eastlands Boatyard, just north of the A27 bridge, and later sea trialled in the Solent. Nimbus Boats AB manufacture very high quality production power boats from the West...

Dufour 36 CC Survey, Lymington

Dufour 36 CC Survey, Lymington

This Dufour 36 CC (centre cockpit), surveyed at Lymington Yacht Haven is an unusual Dufour - the majority of the 36 Classic range designed by Alain Mortain & Yiannis Mavrikios being traditional aft cockpit designs, totalling around 470 built. The main benefit of...

Beneteau Oceanis 37, Chichester

Beneteau Oceanis 37, Chichester

Beneteau Oceanis 37 Marine Survey in Chichester; Beneteau, the world's largest boat builder make the Oceanis range as their primary cruising yacht range. The build method, in line with other models, uses an extensive internal tray matrix to stiffen the structure. This...

Wauquiez Centurion 45S, Berthon

Wauquiez Centurion 45S, Berthon

A gorgeous Wauquiez Centurion 45S from the designers Berret / Racoupeau and built in France north of Lille, near the border of Belgium. The Wauquiez range are one of France's finest, with the quality of finish and standard of build certainly comparable to several of...

Hardy 42 Marine Survey

Hardy 42 Marine Survey

A Hardy 42 Marine Survey and Sea Trial in Poole, Dorset. As a Marine Surveyor, these tough, well build British semi-displacement trawler type vessels are a joy to survey. Well built throughout, and with twin Caterpillar engines giving a smooth ride, this vessel...

Hallberg-Rassy 42 Survey, Hamble

Hallberg-Rassy 42 Survey, Hamble

A Hallberg-Rassy 42 yacht marine survey in Hamble for Transworld Yachts, the UK distributor. These classic Hallberg-Rassys, designed by Christoph Rassy and Olle Enderlein have since been replaced by newer designs by German Frers. This older design, with flush teak...

Bavaria 32 Yacht Survey

Bavaria 32 Yacht Survey

A Bavaria Cruiser 32 yacht marine survey on the River Hamble, Swanwick, Hampshire. This Farr Yacht Design and BMW designed modern family cruiser was full of nice touches that make cruising that little bit easier - for example, opening coachroof windows is a key...

S&S 48 Yawl, Gosport

S&S 48 Yawl, Gosport

An S&S 48' Yawl in Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport for a limited scope inspection survey to the deck and topsides. These Sparkman and Stephens designs, from the pen of New York yacht designer Olin Stephens, are real classics. This sturdy 48' yawl S&S design in...

Oyster Lightwave 395 Lymington

Oyster Lightwave 395 Lymington

An Oyster Lightwave 395 in Lymington for an insurance renewal type survey. This is a well travelled an well maintained yacht, having just competed in the Rolex Fastnet race two handed, the owner is now looking to cruise further afield including the Bay of Biscay,...

Princess 56 Marine Survey Hamble

Princess 56 Marine Survey Hamble

This Princess 56 marine survey on the Hamble River at RK Marine would have been a pleasure for any marine surveyor. The design by Bernard Olesinski was perhaps one of his best and the handling and performance of the Princess 56, as well as the internal layout is...

Sigma 33, Berthon Lymington

Sigma 33, Berthon Lymington

A Sigma 33 OOD ashore at Berthon Boatyard in Lymington for a Marine Survey, this one for an insurance renewal. Most insurers will ask for a survey report once the vessel is over 20 years old. Solent Marine Surveys have developed (with the BMSE - British Marine...

Sunseeker Marine Survey Portsmouth

Sunseeker Marine Survey Portsmouth

A Sunseeker Hawk 27 ashore for a marine survey near Portsmouth - Trafalgar Wharf in Porchester which overlooks Port Solent Marina opposite. Sunseeker, a Poole based UK company have built up a reputation over decades for sea-kindly hulls, derived from race type hull...

Gibsea 76 at Gosport

Gibsea 76 at Gosport

A Gibsea 76 at Gosport Marina, Gosport for a marine survey. Gibsea, also known as Gib'sea, built by Gilbert Marine in France were a smaller production builder than the French giants of Beneteau or Jeanneau, however were well built for the era. Caravela Yachts of...

Classic Yacht Survey, Portsmouth

Classic Yacht Survey, Portsmouth

A classic long keel traditional yacht, surveyed in Eastney Cruising Association in Portsmouth. This classic yacht had been modified with a skeg hung rudder, rather than the original design that had the rudder on the aft side of the keel, where the mouldings clearly...

Cranchi 33, Hamble

Cranchi 33, Hamble

A Cranchi 33 in the slings ashore at Hamble for the underwater element of the marine survey. Most of the survey can be carried out afloat, however a lunchtime hoist is often used when the vessel is required back in the water after the survey to save cost. The Cranchi...

Fairline Squadron 48 Southampton

Fairline Squadron 48 Southampton

A Fairline Squadron 48 at Saxon Wharf, Southampton for a hull only marine survey. The Fairline Squadron is a modern design, boasting numerous innovations such as the submersible bathing platform and allows a jet ski type personal watercraft to be easily launched....

Westerly Oceanquest Hythe

Westerly Oceanquest Hythe

A Westerly Oceanquest 35 at her berth in Hythe Marine Village near Southampton after a full pre-purchase marine survey ashore there. I am a previous employee of Westerly Yachts myself (Westerly Yachts Ltd came after Westerly Marine Construction, which was founded in...

HT27 Catamaran Portsmouth

HT27 Catamaran Portsmouth

A Heavenly Twins HT27 cruising catamaran in the slings at Southsea Marina, Portsmouth for a marine pre-purchase survey. These sturdy cruising catamarans are often used for low budget blue water cruising as they offer a huge amount of accommodation for a relatively low...

Jeanneau Sunrise at Gosport

Jeanneau Sunrise at Gosport

A Jeanneau Sunrise 34 undergoing a marine survey for insurance purposes at Gosport Boatyard. These Jaques Fauroux designs were moderate in displacement, beam, sail area and shape, giving a comfortable boat to sail with no major vices, being much less beamy than more...

Hallberg Rassy 40 Hamble

Hallberg Rassy 40 Hamble

A Hallberg Rassy 40 in the water at Hamble Point Marina, Hamble for a Tonnage Measurement Survey for British Registration. The tonnage measurement is fairly straightforward, accurately measuring the length overall excluding bow rollers and other overhangs, the max...

Princess 45 Southampton

Princess 45 Southampton

A classic Princess 45 by Bernard Olesinski and built by Marine Projects in Plymouth. These timeless designs may be getting elderly but are very much in demand. This particular marine survey at Shamrock Quay in Southampton was for an insurance renewal, often required...

Beneteau First 40.7, Gosport

Beneteau First 40.7, Gosport

Beneteau First 40.7 Survey at Gosport Boatyard. These popular fast cruiser racers came under the spotlight when a tragic keel failure was attributed to the failure of the internal tray matrix, which is bonded to the hull at manufacture. The bonding of the tray matrix...

X-Yachts X372, Hamble

X-Yachts X372, Hamble

An X372 by X-Yachts, later replaced by the X362 Sport, and similarly a highly effective IRC racing competitive yacht. The Niels Jeppesen X Yacht range have always been competitive under the IRC rating rule, the X332 in the UK becoming so prevalent in the previous...

Sunseeker Superhawk, Southampton

Sunseeker Superhawk, Southampton

A Sunseeker Superhawk 34 marine survey in Saxon Wharf, Southampton. These classic Don Shead / Sunseeker International race derived deep v performance hulls are very much in demand. With a single skin FRP hull and cored decks, these Sunseekers were built very well....

Sweden 370, Gosport

Sweden 370, Gosport

At the Hornet Services Sailing Club, Gosport, this beautiful Sweden 370 was hoisted for me to conduct a full condition survey, also known as a pre-purchase survey. The Swedish craftsmanship and quality is one of the best, this 1999 model from Sweden Yachts with FRP...

Sigma 362, Hamble

Sigma 362, Hamble

A Sigma 362 Marine Insurance Survey at Universal Marina on the River Hamble. These classic single skin FRP hull David Thomas designed, Marine Projects built cruiser racers in my opinion are under-rated compared with the more well known Sigma 33 OOD and her bigger...

Nimbus 3003, Gosport

Nimbus 3003, Gosport

A Nimbus 3003 Scandinavian quality powerboat in the slings at Gosport Boatyard for a "lunchtime hoist" for a marine survey. These are high quality open plan powerboats, single screw and no surprise, a Volvo Penta single diesel. With large cockpit and a sunroof, the...

Fisher 37, Gosport

Fisher 37, Gosport

A Fisher 37 from Northshore Yachts in the Sea Lift at Haslar Marina, Gosport for a marine survey. The sea lift at Haslar Marina is ideal for hoists in the Gosport area of Portsmouth Harbour for 1 hour lifts for the purposes of a marine survey. The Fisher 37 is a heavy...

Princess 45, Hamble

Princess 45, Hamble

This 1989 Princess 45 Marine Survey for insurance renewal in Hamble reminded me just how good these Bernard Olesinski / Marine Projects craft were. A real pleasure for a Marine Surveyor to inspect, this one had the twin Cats which didn't leave a lot of room around the...

Nordic Folkboat, Lymington

Nordic Folkboat, Lymington

For a qualified marine surveyor this classic Nordic Folkboat in Lymington was a pleasure to survey. This one by LM Glasfiber of Denmark, unusually had a self draining cockpit, an option from new. This one has been extensively cruised and was in excellent condition....

Contest 55 Project Supervision, Lymington

Contest 55 Project Supervision, Lymington

This Contest 55 in Lymington was undergoing a major refurbishment project when as a Marine Surveyor I was asked to supervise the project. The critical moisture level below the waterline was accurately established using the latest testing equipment, reading both the...

Dehler 36 CWS, Hythe

Dehler 36 CWS, Hythe

Dehler 36 CWS marine survey for insurance renewal at Hythe Marina Village. These Dehlers were built to last, the quality of these elder boats is well known and hence they fetch very respectable prices when they come onto the market, compared with more recent yachts...

Sealine SC38, Hamble

Sealine SC38, Hamble

Sealine SC38 Marine Survey at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble. These popular UK built sports cruisers have a fully opening sunroof over the cockpit and helm position plus overhead hatches allowing plenty of light below in the saloon.  

Beneteau First 47.7, Hamble

Beneteau First 47.7, Hamble

Beneteau First 47.7 Yacht Marine Survey in Hamble. This Beneteau First designed by Bruce Farr and built by Beneteau as a performance cruiser racer has been well travelled, including two Atlantic trips and a long stay in the Caribbean. Recently resprayed in Awlcraft by...

Fleming 55, Shamrock Quay

Fleming 55, Shamrock Quay

Fleming 55 motor yacht, twin screw trawler type, marine survey. This Fleming 55 has undergone a substantial refurbishment programme both to the superstructure plus a full WEST system epoxy treatment below waterline over 3 months by GRP Boat Repairs in Shamrock Quay -...

Discovery 67, Berthon

Discovery 67, Berthon

Discovery 67 yacht marine survey at Berthon Boatyard Lymington. The Discovery range of solid cruisers are one of the best from British boat builders. These long range capable yachts have cruised the world in style, this one already has an ARC behind her. Equipped with...

Contest 50, Medemblik Holland

Contest 50, Medemblik Holland

Contest 50CS Marine Survey in Medemblik, Holland where she was originally built. This great go anywhere cruiser was being sold by the original owner, who has already cruised the world in her. In great condition and ready to go around the world again, one of my...

Southerly 49, Lymington

Southerly 49, Lymington

A Southerly 49 shallow draft pilot house saloon with in mast roller furling and staysail option. These solid cruisers by Northshore have twin rudders to take the ground in the shallowest of waters. This particular example has already been down the Canal du Midi,...

Oyster 485, Lymington

Oyster 485, Lymington

Oyster 485 from 1994 in immaculate condition. A thorough maintenance programme on this blue water cruiser has kept her in great condition. These British built go anywhere cruisers are world renowned for their high quality and sea keeping qualities.

Princess 45, Hamble

Princess 45, Hamble

A Princess 45 marine survey in Hamble Point Marina. These classic Bernard Olesinski designs are sought after for their legendary sea keeping qualities.  Built by Marine Projects in Plymouth, the structure is still strong after 26 years.

Bavaria 44, Universal Marina

Bavaria 44, Universal Marina

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, Lymington

Dufour 36 Classic, Lymington

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...

Hallberg Rassy 48, Sea Trial

Hallberg Rassy 48, Sea Trial

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...

Beneteau First 34.7, Hamble

Beneteau First 34.7, Hamble

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...

Contest 45CS, Lymington

Contest 45CS, Lymington

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...

Moody 376, Hamble

Moody 376, Hamble

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...

Nauticat 321, Chichester

Nauticat 321, Chichester

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...

Beneteau Oceanis 390, Port Solent

Beneteau Oceanis 390, Port Solent

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...

Moody 44 Insurance Survey

Moody 44 Insurance Survey

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...

Bavaria 39 Cruiser, Hamble

Bavaria 39 Cruiser, Hamble

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...

Beneteau Oceanis 393, Swanwick

Beneteau Oceanis 393, Swanwick

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...

Arcona 400, Hamble

Arcona 400, Hamble

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...

Fairline 43, Hamble

Fairline 43, Hamble

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...

Dehler 34, Poole

Dehler 34, Poole

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...

Sealine T51, Swanwick

Sealine T51, Swanwick

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, Southampton

Bowman 40, Southampton

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...

Contest 46, Holland

Contest 46, Holland

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...

Fountaine Pajot Catamaran

Fountaine Pajot Catamaran

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, Hamble

Hallberg Rassy, Hamble

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 Boats J109, Hamble

J Boats J109, 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...

Moody 38, Chichester

Moody 38, Chichester

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 30 Sport Cruiser

Bavaria 30 Sport Cruiser

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...

Corby 29 IRC Racer

Corby 29 IRC Racer

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...

Moody Eclipse 33, Poole

Moody Eclipse 33, Poole

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...

J 109 Marine Survey, Hamble

J 109 Marine Survey, Hamble

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...

Malo 41 Classic, Lymington

Malo 41 Classic, Lymington

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...

Mumm 36 Racing Yacht, Hamble

Mumm 36 Racing Yacht, Hamble

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!...

Bavaria 38, Hamble Point Marina

Bavaria 38, Hamble Point Marina

Bavaria 38 Cruiser Yacht Marine Survey for Sea Ventures in Hamble. The Bavaria range have changed the face of boat building over the last decade or so with high production, high volume designs that have proved most popular with charter fleets and private buyers alike...

X Yachts 46 Tonnage Measurement

X Yachts 46 Tonnage Measurement

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...

Sigma 38, Port Solent

Sigma 38, Port Solent

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...

Beneteau First 40.7, Gosport

Beneteau First 40.7, Gosport

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...

Discovery 67 Sea Trial, Solent

Discovery 67 Sea Trial, Solent

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...