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Welcome to Mark Douglas Marine - Yacht and Boat Surveyor

Stern Motorboat Pre Purchase Surveys Insurance Surveys Valuations B S S Inspections

We provide professional marine surveys to yacht and boat owners in the Midlands and East of England.  

Areas we work in: East of England Cambridgeshire Cambridge Peterborough March Wisbech Huntingdon March Saint Neots Ely St Ives Whittlesey Eaton Socon Norfolk Norwich Great Yarmouth King's Lynn Cromer Caister-on-Sea Fakenham East Midlands Lincolnshire Lincoln Grantham Boston Spalding Skegness Deeping Leicester Leicestershire Loughborough Melton Mowbray Market Harborough Ashby-de-la-Zouch Northamptonshire Northampton Kettering Rushden Daventry Towcester Nottinghamshire Nottingham Newark


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At the end of the day it is satisfied customers that make my business sucessful: here are some unedited recent reviews:-

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My Background..........

I have been invloved

with boats and boating

almost all of my life

and have personally

built and renovated a

number over the

years. I have also

cruised extensively

including taking my

young family to the

Mediterranean for a year and a half.


Currently I am renovating a rather lovely 1943 converted Sea Plane Tender that keeps me out of trouble when I am not Surveying others people's boats!


I am proud to be an Accredited Member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA)

Recent Work........


27' Sports Boat

Tony Tucker Widebeam

Bayliner 245

60' Shotbolt

65' British Waterways

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60' Soar Valley Widebeam

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Thank you Mark for being very helpful and professional during my journey into purchasing my first narrowboat. A fantastic service though out the whole process and always had time to chat about any concerns of queries i had. Unfortunately due to Coronavirus i was unable to be present while the survey was conducted, but i had quite detailed feedback and a plan on what to do next. I had a detailed and comprehensive brief followed by an excellent well prepared professional report both in soft and hard copy. I recommend Mark to anyone especially novices like me purchasing my first boat. Mark Douglas Marine will be the first port of call for me when i make future purchases.







When buying a boat unseen in the UK, but residing in another country, one needs to commission a trustworthy professional marine surveyor. After all, they are going to be your eyes and ears, and you are entrusting them with not only your wallet, but your heart also. After some research we decided that Mark Douglas was the man for the job, and we were not disappointed! If only everyone could be as professional, thorough, and meticulous about their job as he, we’d all live in a better world. We cannot praise him enough, and his helpful, friendly, personable manner is the icing on the cake. Thank you, Mark, you deserve every bit of the praise we have read in your reviews and more. Your beautifully presented survey will be cherished, as will the boat you helped us choose. S. Mc L, Ireland.

5 stars


As someone completely new to this, Mark was a reassuring presence from the first contact. On the day of the survey he patiently walked me through his findings and educated me about the boat at the same time. His written report was delivered promptly and was both extremely comprehensive and beautifully presented. He has been a gracious point of contact and mine of information throughout the process. I really cannot recommend him too highly as someone to have in your corner.

5 stars

Excellent, professional service from beginning to end. Our first venture into boating so bit apprehensive - Mark guided us through the whole process of survey, BSS in a completely approachable and friendly, helpful way. The pre purchase survey report was presented beautifully and more comprehensive than any house purchase survey we have ever had! Thank you Mark for introducing the world of boating to complete novices in such a helpful and reassuring way. Will definitely

use you next time. FC


I have commissioned Mark twice now - once for a BSS examination and once for a pre-purchase survey. Both have been carried out in a highly professional and constructive manner. Both occasions have been very informative and highly enjoyable. Every time I have met Mark, I feel I have come away with not only a survey report but some very useful knowledge. I shall have no hesitation in appointing him again in future. CH

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