Tel. 01778 345422 or 07596 454701

Facebook circle blue large Anchor 2 banner

Welcome to Mark Douglas Marine - Yacht and Boat Surveyor

Stern Motorboat Pre Purchase Surveys Insurance Surveys Valuations Boat Safety 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


Prop Square MD Logo (final)

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

Mark Douglas 2

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.

Recent Work........


Sealine S34 Lincoln

Piper Barge - Reading

Humber 38 Newark

Broom 38 Thames

Seaquest 320 - Essex


From beginning to end Mark was exemplary. He had a very long way to travel and a very early start,  but was at the boat yard super early and got underway with great enthusiasm. Every step of the way he explained what he was doing and allowed  me to film him whilst he made recommendations of improvement so that I had a visual record for future reference. The presentation of the survey was prompt and immaculate, the price was very competitive  and despite the long distance he had to travel he made no extra charges.  Subsequent to the survey, I have been able to phone up with questions regarding both the purchase price and how to address the recommendations he made in the survey. Ever cheerful,  ever polite and very professional, I would thoroughly recommend him.

Absolutely fabulous! Mark has provided us with an efficient, friendly and thorough service. He literally saved us thousands of pounds and months of remedial work on a boat we intended to purchase. Nothing was too much trouble for Mark, he always made time to discuss things with us and offer advice and his written report was extremely thorough. Even though this particular boat was a no-no we had no hesitation in asking him to survey another boat we found.

A really nice genuine guy, who will take the time to offer you sound practical advice without confusing you with jargon. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone.

Thanks Mark!


5 stars 5 stars 5 stars

Mark Douglas came and surveyed my future Freeman and did a very detailed and time consuming pre-Purchase survey which took him all day.


He was recommended by a boat mechanic as someone who is independent of the boat yards and is 'very detailed'.


He did set my mind at rest over buying the boat and the issues involved. I did buy the boat.


I did get a very detailed list of small repairs from Mark Douglas which I got the boat yard where I was buying to boat to do (and which cost a fair bit in boat yard bills).


So, if you do not want to know the exact condition of your future boat and what needs doing - do not get Mark Douglas to do it as he will find its faults and detail them to you.



Aqualine 60 Reading

images Larson DSCN2584 DSCN2130 DSCN1798 - Copy DSCN2311