Marine Surveyors

The Boat

The Skippers

Members of

International Institute of Marine Surveyors

Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Royal Institute of Naval Architects

Classification Societies

Lloyd's Register

American Bureau of Shipping

Germanischer Lloyd


The fee for the survey is determined by a number of factors, which include the type of survey, the size of the vessel, her construction and age, and where she is lying. It can be seen that with a number of factors involved every case is different.

We work to a standard not a price and will be pleased to give a free quote after initial discussion and prior to your instruction to proceed. Fees are payable after inspection of the vessel and prior to release of the written report.

Below are some guidelines to our charges. Please contact us for a free quotation to suit your requirements stating the particulars of the vessel, its location and how we can help.

Full Condition Surveys are calculated using the formula below:

   Length over all in feet x maximum beam in feet x 1.5 euros

Partial / Hull Surveys are calculated as a fraction of the above formula depending on the limitations of the survey. For example hull, deck and supporting structures excluding fit out and ancillaries would be based on 2/3 of the full survey costs. Insurance Surveys are charged at €15.00 per foot length overall. Consultancy and Damage Survey fees are based on the client's particular requirements and the duration of the contract. Free written estimates are provided.

Full Condition or Pre-purchase Yacht Surveys for both Sailing & Motor Yachts

This is the most comprehensive type of survey and encompasses all aspects of the yacht subject to standard terms and conditions. We will carry out a detailed inspection of the boat, consider our findings and present you with a report which explains the condition of the vessel, highlighting any faults, how they can be resolved and a timescale on which they should be addressed. If you are considering buying a boat the results of the survey may alter her perceived value and therefore the survey report will be an important part of the purchase negotiations.

Damage Surveys, Insurance Surveys and Hull Surveys

Marine Damage Surveys. This type of survey is normally instructed by your insurer. Our role is to verify and report on the cause of the damage, the extent of the damage including recommending the most effective method of repair. We can review the repair estimates, discuss them with you and the repairer ensuring they are practical and reasonable. We will offer you advice and have knowledge of local repair facilities which will assist you. Our aim is to return the vessel to its pre accident condition with a solution of best value and satisfaction for you and your insurer.

Yacht Insurance or Re-insurance Surveys. We will carry out this type of survey to fulfill the requirements of your insurer. If you have been asked to provide an Insurance Survey we will issue you with a comprehensive report based on the structural integrity and condition of the hull & deck and the general safety of the vessel. Normally a valuation based on the current market will also be required. Your insurer may have identified specific areas of the vessel to be assessed such as an area of previous repair or the keel structure and these will obviously be included in the survey.

Yacht Hull Surveys or Partial Surveys.
Hull surveys are of a reduced scope compared with full condition surveys and insurance surveys. The survey is specific to the condition of the hull & deck structures, internal strengthening, through hull fittings above and below the waterline, including the openings on deck. Chain-plates and the mast support are also assessed. Partial surveys are tailored to your specific requirements. For example the assessment of osmosis in the hull or the integrity of a bow thruster installation.

Francisco Blasques

Mechanical Engineer
Marine surveyor, with 30 years experience
Deep Water Yachtmaster.
José C.Menezes

Chemical Engineer
Small Craft Marine surveyor
Ocean Yachtmaster

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