Mike Boulton MIIMS. MABSE. RMS. DipMarSur(YS)

Telephone: 01405 769129    Mobile: 07930 384143
Email: info@bluestarsurveys.co.uk

Member of the Association of Boat Safety Scheme Examiners. MIIMS. RMS. Diploma in Marine Surveying (YS). Blue Star Surveys specialize in the surveying of all types of yachts and boats, fast planing boats, narrowboats, canal cruisers, steel / iron barges, as well as all types of yachts and sailing vessels.

What type of survey do I need?

Marine Surveys are performed for a number of reasons, and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs:

Pre-Purchase Survey
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.

Insurance Survey
This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Appraisal Inspection
This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.

Damage Inspection
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.


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Blue Star Surveys

Telephone :         01405 769129
Mobile :                07930 384143
Email :                  info@bluestarsurveys.co.uk

About Us

We love boats and boating, Mike Boulton our Boat Surveyor and Boat Safety Scheme Examiner has been a boat owner for 15 years and has cruised extensively around the Yorkshire tidal and non-tidal waterways as well as on the South Coast. In fact he lived on his boat on the Aire and Calder canal for over 4 years.