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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........


Fairline Targa - Huntingdon

Colecraft 55' - Nottingham

Broom 30 - Huntingdon

Moody 31 - Ipswich

Contessa 34 - Walton

Mark helped and accommodated with everything I needed with the survey on the boat I was interested in.

The whole process was easy and everything was explained to me from start to finish.

I will definitely use Marks services again.

Thank you.



Thank you Mark for carrying out our survey. Very informative we got so much out of touring the boat with you. We would recommend you to others.



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I recently purchased a 24 foot yacht, 2008 build year, using Mark Douglas Marine to survey the craft.  Important, as always, the chosen surveyor conducts a thorough survey - the more so in my case as I purchased unseen.  Mark helped throughout the pre-survey and survey stages, spending time on the telephone and e-mailing confirmations etc.  In all, when the yacht arrived on the South Coast needless to say all elements of the boat and gear were in the condition expected.



RLL 62' Narrowboat - March

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Fantastic services from Mark. I'm a first time boat owner and he took his time to provide a lot of helpful knowledge on top of providing our boat certificate. He clearly knows a lot about boats and is passionate about them which means you'll get a thorough service. MT

5 stars

Mark Thank you for carrying out our Survey..not once but twice so we could attend. You're tour of the boat as you did your work has given us lots of really useful information. We would happily recommend you to others. MB.

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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