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Yacht and Powerboat Surveys

Yacht and Powerboat Surveys

Yacht and Powerboat Surveys in Devon, Cornwall, Europewide. Pre-purchase, Insurance. Specialising in Fibreglass, Wood and Steel, including ultrasonic testing.

For more specific detail of each type of Survey, and the possible scope, scroll through our menu pages above, but below is a brief summary.

Yacht and powerboat Surveying with Olsen MarinePre-purchase structural & condition

which can include all of the following:

  • Hull and structure
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Electronic and ancillary equipment
  • Safety recommendations
  • Sea trials
  • Costing for modification, conversion, repair,maintenance, and identification of the most suitable yard to undertake the work
  • Design service

Insurance update Surveys

Insurance companies require that that their owners have their boats surveyed for insurance purposes, in some cases as soon as 5 years after launch and commissioning. Similarly, after major refit or rebuild, there will be a valuation required to ensure the vessel has the correct level of cover. If your boat is based in Devon or Cornwall, Olsen Marine will ensure that Insurance company requirements are met. However this type of Survey, rather than being perceived by Owners as an onerous financial cost, is often used to advantage by Owners. By liasing and working with the Surveyor, owners can gain a deeper insight into their boat, which can often lead to a safer, more efficient system or method of operation- the result being a more rewarding time afloat. See menu above for more detail.

Sailing Boat Surveys

Damage Surveys & Claim Advice

If your boat is damaged by a third party, or for some reason you have been responsible for causing damage, first notify your insurance company and then contact Olsen Marine. We can handle everything on your behalf, from initial survey of damage, right through to final acceptance of repairs. Where quite clearly the damage caused is not your fault, there is a good chance that the whole claim, including our fees, can be recovered from a third party, thus preventing you from losing any excess or no claims bonus to which you are entitled.

Refit Supervision

Boat Restoration Work InteriorIf you are considering a refit, it is advisable to talk to a professional who can look after your interests from Stage 1. From our Devon or Cornwall bases we can offer professional supervision, which includes full refit specification, with anticipated costs, inviting the most suitable yards to tender for works; supervising, and inspecting all works during the refit, providing technical advice should the boatyard discover unforeseen problems. Professional supervision more than justifies the cost, as it will ensure that all works are carried out to a high standard.

Contact us for more details on how we can help you with your boat refit.

Yacht Search

Yacht Search ServicesWith more than 15 years’ experience in running a busy brokerage and new boat dealership, Olsen Marine is more than qualified and able to assist in searching for the right boat – power or sail – for clients. Whether you sail in Devon or Cornwall. or further afield, simply call to discuss your requirements, and we will work on your behalf to hone down the choice, visiting where applicable, and offering sound practical advice prior to making the decision to proceed, subject to survey.

Fees are totally flexible in this area, and can be discussed case by case.

Yacht Delivery

Having agreed to purchase after your Survey, delivery of your new boat can be arranged – whether locally or internationally, by sea or by road. Call us for details.

Yacht and Powerboat Surveys- Services to Trade Clients

Pre-delivery Factory check

Elan350 001In having run a busy new craft dealership for several years, Chris Olsen can offer dealers a bespoke and detailed service of inspection prior to final payment and factory despatch. This will eliminate that possible frustration when commissioning in finding a host of snags that then can delay the proposed hand-over, and possibly spoil that buying process for the client.

Part Exchange Survey

If, in closing that new boat deal, you need to take in a PX, which is a growing trend, Olsen Marine surveying can offer a trade service in carrying out any form of survey, from a basic structure, to a full pre-purchase, prior to your purchase. Boats within Devon or Cornwall can be easily and economically inspected, but if further afield, this can of course be arranged. 


If you require a possible PX, or brokerage boat boat moved around the UK, or Europe, Olsen Marine can offer you a totally professional, competitive and reliable service.