yatch surveys

across Hampshire, West Sussex and Dorset

When it comes to reliable yacht surveys, John Cherry Yacht Surveys offers a service that is second to none. Contact me today.

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Expertise you can trust

As a Marine Surveyor and Consultant, I work for individual clients, on behalf of insurance companies and boat builders. I create reports that are factual statements about the condition of a vessel at the time of inspection and try to ensure that a copy of the report is sent out within 5 days of the yacht survey. This is in the form of a PDF document sent directly to your computer, and a hard copy via 1st class post. Currently, I am trading as a sole trader, not registered for VAT and have both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances.

My reports contain 3 levels of priority in the recommendations:

  • Bold text indicates recommendations to be investigated soon, as they are considered to be a structural or a safety issue
  • Italic text indicates recommendations which will need attention at some point in the near future as they are not a structural or a safety issue
  • Normal text indicates recommendations that should be carried out and considered to be normal maintenance

About me

I have over 40 years of experience in the industry and have covered all aspects of this work environment, including Boat Building and Naval Architect. I have produced Technical Specifications and Owner’s Manuals for various crafts. I have carried out various pre-acceptance surveys on new yachts and condition surveys on boats being taken in part exchange. I was project manager on the development of the 49ft blue water cruiser, the transfer of the 56ft yacht from one builder to another and the re-development of a 64ft sailing yacht into a 66ft blue water cruiser. I am an experienced sailor who has been sailing keelboats since 1981, both competitively and more recently during the normal course of my work. Call me for more details.

About me

I have over 40 years of experience in the industry and have covered all aspects of this work environment, including Boat Building and Naval Architect. I have produced Technical Specifications and Owner’s Manuals for various crafts. I have carried out various pre-acceptance surveys on new yachts and condition surveys on boats being taken in part exchange. I was project manager on the development of the 49ft blue water cruiser, the transfer of the 56ft yacht from one builder to another and the re-development of a 64ft sailing yacht into a 66ft blue water cruiser. I am an experienced sailor who has been sailing keelboats since 1981, both competitively and more recently during the normal course of my work. Call me for more details.