Yacht Surveys | Poole Lymington Beaulieu Hamble

Allcraft Marine Surveys Ltd.

2 Silvretta Court, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ, UK

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Registered in England   Company No. 10208136

EXPERT MARINE SURVEYORS

SAILING YACHTS, POWER CRAFT & RIBS

Vessel inspection services for buyers, sellers, owners, commercial operators and insurers.

CONDITION | REPAIR | VALUE

ABOUT US

We are Solent based marine surveyors and consultants specialising in the inspection of sail and power craft to 24m LOA.  Affiliated to the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA) and British Marine Surveyors Europe (BMSE), we operate to the very highest professional standards and are committed to delivering clear, precise and comprehensive reports to our clients.

100's of vessel inspections

100's of vessel inspections

10 years of experience

10 years of experience

100% 5-star client reviews

100% 5-star client reviews

Available 7 days

Available 7 days

 

OUR services

fOR BOAT BUYERS

Prepurchase condition surveys,

accompanied viewings, sea

trials and more.

OUR services

fOR BOAT OWNERS

Insurance renewal surveys, valuations,

damage assessment, repair

scrutiny and more.

OUR services

fOR BOAT SELLERS

Seller's pack surveys, Part 1 vessel

registration, valuations, expert

advice and more.

 

CLIENT REVIEWS

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“Steve has just completed a survey of a steel motor yacht for me and my husband in the Netherlands.  Steve is someone who clearly loves what he does, he was a pleasure to deal with, took his time to undertake a thorough survey and provided clear, practical advice about our acquisition.

From instruction to receiving the report was a week.  We would have no reservation in recommending Steve's services.”

Francesca Leaver

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"Steve was a referral from our outboard mechanic.  He conducted a full boat survey in a timely and professional manner and so it was a pleasure doing business with him.

The report he generated was incredibly detailed and included various photos highlighting areas of concern. I will certainly use Steve again and highly recommend his services."

Jonathan London, RIBShare

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"Buying a first boat is a step that is both exciting and fraught with problems due to lack of knowledge.

Steven was recommended to us and has proved invaluable in his professional and helpful approach.  I would sincerely urge you use his company in any survey or advice needed in your purchase."

Paul Watson

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THE SOLENT AND ISLE OF WIGHT

uk SOUTH COAST AND CHANNEL ISLANDS

EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE

Weymouth & Portland  -  Poole  -  Christchurch & Keyhaven

Lymington  -  Yarmouth  -  Beaulieu River  -  Southampton

Hamble  -  Cowes  -  Gosport  -  Portsmouth  -  Bembridge

Hayling Island  -  Emsworth & Chichester  -  Jersey

Guernsey  -  France  -  Netherlands  -  Germany

Belgium  -  Spain  -  Greece  -  US & Caribbean

 

PAST SURVEYS

Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855

Outboard Powered

Hamble

Elan 340

Modern Cruiser Racer

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Discovery 55

World Cruising Yacht

Lymington

Bavaria Cruiser 46

Modern Cruising Yacht

Gosport

Sadler 26

Bilge Keel Cruiser

Poole

Rodman 1250

Walkaround Fisher

Plymouth

X-Yachts XP38

Competition Racing Yacht

Portsmouth

Broom 39

Family Motor Cruiser

Keil, Germany

Beneteau Oceanis 50

Modern Offshore Cruiser

Lymington

Scorpion 8.1

Performance RIB

Lymington

Van Der Valk 18m

Luxury Steel Motor Yacht

Steenwijk, The Netherlands

Ring 7.5 RIB

Fast Family RIB

Southampton

Fairline Squadron 68

Luxury Motor Yacht

Lymington

Rustler 36

Offshore Cruising Yacht

Cowes

Beneteau 211

Lifting Keel Daysailor

Christchurch

Windy 32 Scirocco

Fast Open Motor Boat

Hayling Island

Cranchi Endurance 33

Performance Sports Boat

St. Peter Port, Guernsey

Saltram Saga 36

Offshore Cruiser

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu

Mastercraft 240SC

Inboard Powered Ski Boat

Chichester

Beneteau Oceanis 35

Sailing Racer Cruiser

St. Helier, Jersey

BLOG ARTICLES

Buying a Used Boat blog article

BUYING A USED BOAT

THE PURCHASE PROCESS AND SURVEY

Boats are fun, beautiful and elegant, but they are expensive and complicated too.  It is easy fall in love and buy with the heart instead of the head, and that can lead to unforeseen expenses, dissatisfaction and regret.

There are no hard and fast rules to buying a boat but following this process, as used by many brokers, makes good sense and should help to minimise mistakes and purchase and post-purchase costs.

Galvanic Corrosion on Boats blog article

GALVANIC CORROSION

COMPATIBLE METALS ON BOATS

Modern boats often have a huge variety of different metal fittings and fixings aboard.  Even the smallest of craft could have aluminium spars, stainless steel rigging, bronze sea cocks, a lead or iron keel and maybe even a titanium propeller.

Being durable, strong and versatile, these metals are well-suited to the harsh marine environment - but some combinations of dissimilar metals promote an accelerated form of metal decay called galvanic corrosion and should be avoided.