07745 037992


Yacht and small craft surveyors

Welcome to SouthEast Yacht Surveys. We offer a range of yacht and small craft surveys, covering Southeast England (Suffolk, Essex, Kent, London, Sussex, Hampshire and further afield in the UK) and throughout Europe, working regularly in Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Antibes and other key superyacht hubs.

We offer a range of Surveys including pre-purchase, insurance, damage and valuation, for a wide range of craft including classic yachts, racing yachts, blue water cruisers, motor boats and small commercial vessels.

Richard Franklin is a YDSA Accredited Surveyor, a Mecal coding surveyor for commercial vessels less than 24m, an authorised by tonnage surveyor and also highly experienced in all aspects of Large Yacht Code work for commercial vessels over 24m.

As well as surveys, we offer a range of related Services including owner’s representation during a new build or refit, ensuring that quality is maintained and owner’s requirements are met, in addition to which we offer design and supervision of acceptance sea trials on completion as well as project management and consultancy services.

We offer, either directly or through our specialist partners,  a range of structural testing and examination services, including Non Destructive Examination using a range of advanced techniques including infrared thermography, laser shearography, ultrasound flaw and thickness detection, dye testing, endoscope inspections, laser alignment and vibration analysis, all of which can help in examining materials for a range of defects without harming the material being tested.

We combine a lifetime of small craft experience with in depth technical knowledge to produce reliable, detailed but easy to understand reports with clear recommendations, together with a fair and transparent pricing structure. We carry £1 million of professional indemnity and third party liability insurance, underwritten at Lloyds of London.

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To discuss your survey or project management needs, please call 01621 782998

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