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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

40' Widebeam

26' Sailing Cruiser

27' Motor Cruiser

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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

A very thorough hull survey on our forty year old narrowboat, very clearly written up and with practical and understandable recommendations. Mark was happy for me to attend the survey (I spent most of the time in the boatyard office as it was pouring with rain) and explained to me what he was doing, and his findings. I was impressed that he asked my permission before discussing the results with the boatyard, and agreeing with them what needed to be done to the boat. Good "pre-sales" and after service - he replied to emails clearly and promptly, and does what he says he is going to do. SJ

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.

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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

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

5 stars