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SINCE 1975,

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Yacht Surveyor Jim Pritchard carries out a number of different types of surveys –
A pre-purchase survey by Jim Pritchard will establish the structural and working condition of the yacht and its equipment, and in his report he will provide detailed recommendations for remedial work that may be required. Following the survey, Jim Pritchard will be available to provide guidance and advice to the Purchaser, to enable him to negotiate fair concessions from the owner that take into account the findings of the survey.
Surveys for insurance renewal, damage repair and the condition of specific aspects of a yacht or its equipment are also provided.

Areas of Operation


Although most yacht and boat marine surveys are carried out on the South Coast of England surveying frequently in Hamble, Southampton, Lymington, Portsmouth, Chichester, Gosport, Poole, Brighton and the Isle of Wight, Jim Pritchard also often flies to the Mediterranean and other overseas destinations.

Associated Specialist 


Jim Pritchard works with other specialists within the industry and may call on their services to provide additional specialist advice.



Jim Pritchard is authorised to carry out MCA Code of Practice surveys for the certification of charter and other commercial vessels. He also provides advice with regard to the European Union Recreational Craft Directive, whose application is required when privately selling a yacht that has been imported from outside the EU. Jim Pritchard carries out Tonnage Measurement Surveys that are required when registering a yacht.


Jim Pritchard oversees and monitors the construction of high value yachts from conception to handover, representing the Owner’s interests to ensure a workable contract, to advise on the suitability of the contract specification, report on progress and quality, manage and advise on contract additions and verify the achievement of payment stages.

Jim Pritchard provides expert witness advice for both civil and criminal legal actions. His reports are accepted as a reliable authority, based on a wealth of practical and professional experience, gathered while working in the marine leisure industry since 1975. He also provides expert advice for other specific requirements




Jim Pritchard will carry out an inspection and gather the information and experience that is required to arrive at a market valuation for a yacht. Valuations are carried out to satisfy the requirements of marine mortgage lending, guidance to purchasers, insurance cover, settlement of disputes and commercial studies for banks with regard to the security and structure of their marine mortgage portfolios.

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