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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
At the end of the day it is satisfied customers that make my business sucessful: here are some unedited recent reviews:-
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
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)
27' Sports Boat
Tony Tucker Widebeam
65' British Waterways
60' Soar Valley Widebeam
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.
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.
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