Joe Kershaw BMSE 38 High Street North
0777 052 0737
I am an independant surveyor and am not retained or tied to any yacht brokers or agents.
Pre Purchase Surveys
A pre purchase condition survey is an essential item to consider when buying any vessel. A thorough inspection covers over three hundred points and can prevent unforeseen problems occurring later and protect your investment from turning into a financial disaster.
Most insurance companies require surveys on craft over ten years old and there after every five years. The insurance survey takes the form of a full condition survey and only omits none safety related items.
Damage surveys After an accident it is often necessary for a survey to ascertain the extent of any damage caused and what if any repairs are necessary, and possibly help identify the cause of such damage.
With an engineering background and a practical approach to boat ownership I have gathered many years experience in building, repairing and maintaining boats, ranging from small sailing boats to large yachts and canal narrow boats in wood, GRP and steel.
I trained as a yacht surveyor at the International Boat Building College in Lowestoft Suffolk, qualifying in FRP steel and wooden boats. For FRP boats I use the latest capacitance type Sovereign Quantum moisture meter especially developed for marine use. I have experience in all methods of wooden boat construction, traditional and modern.
Rates are variable for Pre Purchase Surveys. I work throughout the UK and do not charge for travel within Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, London and Kent
I am an affiliate member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (2010), and a member of BMSE(British Marine Surveyors Europe) and I work to the guidelines, terms and conditions set out by the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association.
I have professional indemnity and liability insurance, as required by the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association.
Bradwell-on-Sea Brightlingsea Burnham on Crouch
Clacton on Sea
Countywide Felixstowe Fingringhoe
Heybridge Heybridge Basin
Leigh-on-Sea Lowestoft Maldon Mersea Island
Purfleet Oulton Broad Rowhedge
Southend on Sea St Osyth
Tiptree Thorpeness Tollesbury
Walton on the Naze
Westcliff On Sea West Mersea Wivenhoe