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About Nick Healey Marine Surveyors

Yacht Surveying Credentials and Accreditations

Over the past nine years I have completed over 1500 boat surveys as a professional yacht and small craft surveyor. I am a full Member of the ‘International Institute of Marine Surveying’ and an Affiliate Member of the ‘Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association’.

During this period I have built a portfolio of customers on the foundation of a three year apprenticeship with the long established yacht surveyor organisation ‘Jim Pritchard Associates’ who are based in Hamble, Southampton. Much of my work is repeat business from existing clients due to my commitment in providing a quality service at a competitive price.

Marine Accreditations include:

  • Member of the ‘International Institute of Marine Surveying’
  • Affiliate Member of the ‘Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association’
  • Royal Yachting Association ‘Yacht Master’ (more than 10 years)
  • Royal Yachting Association ‘Dingy instructor’ and ‘Power Boat’ driver
  • National diploma in ‘Engineering & Boatbuilding
  • Three year apprenticeship in ‘Yacht Surveying’

Yacht Survey Experience and Types of Boat Surveyed

My nine years of Yacht Surveying, with an earlier career as a boat builder plus personal experience of refitting my own boats (including steel, wood and grp boats) gives me the skills and confidence to provide a quality survey for a large range of boat types, from family day sailors to ocean-going, including:

  • GRP motor and sailing vessels
  • Steel motor and sailing vessels
  • Aluminium motor and sailing vessels
  • Wooden motor and sailing vessels

The following boat brands have been surveyed (this is not an exhaustive list): Moody, Sadler, Swan, Princess, Beneteau, Jeaneau, Cornish Crabbers (Select Yachts), X-Yachts, Azimut, Sunseeker, Hallberg Rassy, Hunter, Gibsea, Nauticat, Sealine, Bavaria, Fairline, Searay, Dufour, Westerley, Contessa, Cranchi, Nimbus.

Locations: Cornwall, Devon and Barcelona

I am conveniently located in Falmouth, Cornwall and have been involved in surveying yachts and small craft within the local area, including Falmouth, Penryn, Mylor, St Mawes, Helford, Fowey, Camel Estuary, Penzance, and the Isles of Scilly.

I am also willing and happy to travel into Devon to conduct marine surveys. In particular I have recently surveyed yachts based in Plymouth on the Tamar River and also in Dartmouth.

I have travelled extensively through Europe surveying, especially to Barcelona as flights from Newquay are so easily and cheaply available.

Personal Yacht and Boating Experience

I am a keen sailor and have in past years delivered, raced and sailed my own yachts over 15,000 miles. Thus, gaining experience of the stresses, strains and the requirements of ocean, coastal and racing yachts.

I am also a keen surf boat rower gaining world and European titles. Yacht surveying can be physical and require the surveyor to access areas of the vessel that require flexibility and agility.

Sailing experience includes cruising, racing and delivering yachts and boats in the following regions:

  • The English Channel
  • Bay of Biscay
  • Transatlantic
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Panama Canal

To date I have owned and restored the following vessels; Timber Folk boat, steel van Der stat yacht 47’ and a Fibreglass fishing vessel.