Hamble Marine Surveys is principally a marine survey firm set up by Julian Smith to provide a wide range of services to boats owners across UK and Europe.
Julian Smith is an experienced and qualified Marine Surveyors based in Southern UK in the maritime village of Hamble in the Solent. Learn about Julian Smith in About Us.
With attention to detail, accurate reporting and presentation of information in an easy to understand format with lots of photographs, Julian Smith prides himself on providing a really professional service which is friendly and informative.
Ultimately the principal goal of a marine survey is to provide information on the condition of a vessel. This then allows for the client to make decisions based upon accurate information which during a purchase situation for example can save significant money.
The role of an independent marine surveyor is clear and one of our most important principals is to make sure that our relationship with our client and that of our client’s broker/insurance company is not compromised. Hamble Marine Surveys is an Independent Marine Survey Firm with no affiliation or connection to any other marine company.
When purchasing a yacht or motorboat you should be aware of the well known phrase ‘Buyer Beware!’ As a purchaser it is your responsibility to take all necessary steps to protect oneself from hidden defects and a ‘history’ that may not be in your interest when negotiating the purchase of a pre-owned vessel or even new build.
As a Marine Survey firm Hamble Marine Surveys specialise in providing an advisory service to boat owners purchasing a vessel to allow for a fully informed decision to be made when negotiating with the vendor and their brokers.
Other surveys offered include Damage Surveys and Valuation Surveys for insurance companies and Tonnage Surveys for Part 1 Registry.
The following Surveys are offered by Hamble Marine Surveys;
- Pre-Purchase Surveys
- Pre-Sale Surveys
- Damage Surveys
- Condition Surveys
- Safety Checks
- Tonnage Surveys
- Sea Trials
- MCA/RYA Code of Practice Surveys
Julian Smith Principal Surveyor at Hamble Marine Surveys has over 20 years experience in the marine industry, a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying and appointed MCA/RYA Code of Compliance Examiner.
If you require any further information on the services offered by Hamble Marine Surveys, or you are not sure what type of survey you require, contact Julian Smith for an informal chat.