Talk to me.
So many professional people can be so difficult to approach and when you speak to some, they can seem very aloof. I guarantee you will not be disappointed if you take the time to call or email.

Free advice
More than happy to discuss any issues you may have about boats or surveys. I will always try to offer sound advice free of charge without any financial strings attached. If I think i can save you money on insurance surveys I will try there are always alternative options on Insurance surveys that many surveyors are reluctant to tell you.

I also own a boat
Dalrymple is a 12 ton Hillyard that I have owned since 1996. I know the problems timber boats can suffer from, I also know how to repair them & can undertake these repairs. This means I can identify these problems on other timber boats.

This knowledge on how to repair all types of vessel comes from the experience of actually working on & with boats and repairing them professionally.

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A Lifetime around boats.
I have been professional marine surveyor for 20 plus years. I am an appointed MCA surveyor working on behalf of SCMS & Mecal which services the fishing community.

The MCA require all fishing vessels, new or nexisting to meet with a minimum standar.
Fishing vessels have to be surveyed for build quality at stages during vessel construction. Further inspections regarding safety and seaworthiness throughout their working life are also required. Fishing is considered one of the most dangerous occupations. The MCA survey Standards are demanding.

A lifetime around boats and construction.
My background comes from mechanical engineering and the paint spray industry.

Early 70s I gained experience designing and building the GRP Magician class sailing dinghy. This was a one-off design that was built to compete with the Mirror Dinghy.

This led to a greater understanding of GRP as a material, and has proved a great advantage in assessing modern boat building methods, and the pitfalls of poor design and building controls.

Indemnity is important.

We are reputable marine
surveyors with professional indemnity and public liability Insurance.
Not all surveyors offer you this valuable protection.
We have a reputation of providing an affordable comprehensive service that is second to none.

I have hundreds of surveys on file
Call me to have a no-obligation chat about your potential purchase or problems with your own boat.

Contact : 01258 837 153  Mobile 07501 144631 / johnlilley@seasurveys.co.uk
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