Small craft, leisure and commercial surveys

0151 707 8300

07767 244 929


We offer a wide range of surveys on commercial craft and offer services to the Financial, Legal and Insurance industries.


MCA Code of Compliance Surveys

We are licensed by the MCA through our membership of the YDSA Certifying Authority to carry out code of compliance surveys on small commercial vessels.


The Code has been developed for application to United Kingdom (UK) vessels of up to 24 metres Load Line length which are engaged at sea in activities on a commercial basis, which carry cargo and/or not more than 12 passengers, or provide a service in which neither cargo nor passengers are carried, or are UK pilot boats of whatever size.


The Code covers the vessels’ hull, stability, manning and outfit including safety equipment and has strict guidelines to ensure compliance.


Certification and compliance once achieved is usually valid for 5 years with annual inspections and in some cases self certification, whereafter the process starts anew.


Recent vessels coded have included small charter vessels, sailing yachts, workboats, ribs, charter fishing boats, wind-farm work- and standby boats, etc.




Valuation Surveys For Financial & Legal Bodies

We carry out a number of valuation surveys each year on behalf of banks, Marinas, insurance underwriters etc where and when required.


Damage Inspection Surveys

These surveys are usually carried out on behalf of insurance underwriters with the main aim of determining cause, nature and extent of damage.


We are familiar with marine insurance act and fully understand the sometimes sensitive nature of accident investigation work.


Tonnage Surveys for Registration

We are authorized by the MCA through our memberships of the YDSA and the IIMS to carry out tonnage surveys for registration on vessels up to 24m Loa for Part 1 British registry and many other overseas registries.


Manchester Ship Canal Certification

We are approved and registered surveyors for both pleasure and commercial small craft certification necessary to either transit or provide services within the above enclosed waterways.


Mersey Docks Certification

We are approved small craft surveyors for Peel Ports Mersey Docks and can provide necessary certification for pleasure or working craft wishing to enter the enclosed Mersey Docks system.

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