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My name is Sol Redman Stainer and I am a YDSA trained yacht surveyor. I have worked in the industry for over 15 years as a project manager and consultant with a local yacht building company, along with this experience I offer expert technical advice from a boatbuilding background which can help you avoid unforeseen expenses. Based in Falmouth, Cornwall but can provide services further afield.
A comprehensive survey commissioned by a potential buyer prior to purchase. The report may also be used by a finance house if one is involved and the client’s insurance company when they come to insure the vessel after purchase.
Commissioned by the owner of a vessel when their insurer has requested a survey prior to renewing an existing policy. Typically, these are required when the vessel is twenty years old though some can request them within as little as five years from build.
Usually commissioned by the marine insurance company when a vessel they cover has suffered loss or damage.
Repairing or refitting any vessel can be a costly affair, this is where I can help save money and guide where it can be best spent on a project, preliminary tests and careful dismantlement can be a good way to make those tricky decisions during the early stages of an undertaking, when budget and time frame are the most pressing factors.
Assessing the extent of moisture ingress the FRP laminates has sustained efficiently, advising the best method of drying and returning the substrate to a strong, fair water resistant state is the aim.
Sea trials are undertaken to establish the working condition of the vessels systems. All instrumentation, systems and installations will be examined.