Commercial fishing vessels to be found operating in United Kingdom waters in the present day comprise a wide range of types and sizes, from open day boats to sophisticated stern trawlers up to 75 metres in length.
Our surveyors have considerable experience in surveying fishing vessels of all sizes, on behalf of Owners, Prospective Purchasers, Insurance Underwriters or other interested parties. These include condition and valuation surveys, and inspection and investigation of hull or engine casualties or damages.
We are familiar with all materials and methods of hull construction, and with the engines and machinery commonly found on vessels of this type. We frequently undertake detailed examinations and investigations, for the purpose of resolving disputes.
On behalf of Owners, we conduct periodical inspections of boat safety management systems, verifying on a regular basis continued compliance with statutory requirements, also holding records of deviations found together with remedial action taken. In cases where day to day running of the boat is delegated to the skipper, this system provides valuable information to the Owner regarding on-board management of the boat and health and safety issues.
If you would like to know more about our Fishing Vessel Survey services, call us on 08450 787839 from the UK or +44 (0) 1324 665696 for international callers. Alternatively, you can complete the quick contact form.