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Welcome to Mark Douglas Marine - Yacht and Boat Surveyor

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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 have a motorsailer based in Walton Backwaters in Essex and 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 a full member of the British Marine Survey Europe Association (BMSE) and an Affiliate Member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA)

Recent Work........


27' Sports Boat

Tony Tucker Widebeam

40' Widebeam

26' Sailing Cruiser

27' Motor Cruiser

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As novice boat-buyers considering the purchase of a boat almost 50 years old it was very important to us to get a pre-purchase survey that was thorough and comprehensive. Mark Douglas provided just that along with plenty of advice on the relative importance of the issues he found and how best to deal with them. When the 26-page survey report arrived in the post it was most beautifully presented, symbolic of the care and attention to detail that he gives. GW

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

This is the fourth survey

we have had in our boating

life and this has been the most

professional in terms of the quality of survey report presentation and content. It was very useful to meet Mark at the conclusion of the survey and discuss the relevant parts of the survey before his written report was posted to us. Whilst the issues he raised were significant he presented them in such an understandable manner technically but also with a common sense approach verbally and of course in his survey report enabling us to be able to raise these with the broker for negotiation. Thank you Mark and will speak soon. CA

Mark recently surveyed Equinox a boat I was thinking of purchasing. I was able to accompany Mark during the survey and was able to pick his brain and learnt a great deal about the boat. I was also able to present his finding and negotiate a reduction of t he asking price which more than paid for the survey. AB

Mark was recommended to me by another surveyor - itself a good sign, of course. He completed a pre-purchase survey (of a canal boat) on my behalf, and also gave me invaluable advice before I had found the boat I wanted. He was happy for me to attend the survey (although I only turned up at the end of the day), and was able to show me exactly what was what, regarding things that had come up. This was really useful when discussing the survey with the broker - as it meant when queried, I could explain what I'd seen, and been told, to provide a clearer (and more persuasive!) context for the information in the survey. I would thoroughly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a marine surveyor. And - bonus - he's a top bloke! PG

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