Nic Fieldhouse was both professional and helpful and spent the entire day carrying out a very detailed examination of the craft followed up by a comprehensive report written in plain English. It gave me the confidence to proceed with the purchase and I would have no hesitation what-so-ever in recommending this firm to anyone.
As a first time yacht buyer I was concerned to have an understandable and clear survey. Nic was recommended; he arrived early, worked later than expected and delivered a full clear report with clear recommendations with timeframes for completion. He was also happy to explain what he was looking for, show me the nature of the problem and outline remedial options. Furthermore, he managed to get into parts of the yacht that required extreme effort and contortion. To coin a worn phrase Nic, ‘does what it says on the tin’ and did it excellently with good grace and humour when the lift out was delayed.
I can thoroughly recommend Fieldhouse Yacht Surveys having recently asked Nic to carry out an insurance survey on my Sadler 29 based in Chichester Harbour. During the survey itself he was extremely thorough and very professional in his approach; he is obviously very well qualified and his expertise on some issues proved very helpful. The final printed version of the survey itself is very detailed and clearly laid out. I would certainly ask him to carry out a full pre-purchase survey if I was considering another boat
We read your survey thoroughly this morning. Superb! We read a couple provided by boat sellers in the two years we were boat-hunting and yours knocks spots off them for thoroughness and detail. Thank you. The diagram of valves you did is especially useful.
Nic Fieldhouse prepared for me an exhaustive and comprehensive survey; which was presented in a timely and highly professional manner. The survey was easily understood and Nic answered my questions most patiently. I would thoroughly recommend Fieldhouse Yacht Surveys to any potential yacht buyer, there is no question in my mind that this was money wisely spent.
I am new to boating so had no experience of purchasing a boat. Nic’s professionalism and thoroughness put my mind at ease from the beginning. He spent a day on board looking at every aspect of the boat, from the engines through to the paperwork. I am certain that there are no surprises coming my way now! Even the owner of the boat took Nic’s card!.
We showed the survey (report) to quite a few of our sailing fraternity & all of them were highly impressed with it so you never know you may be getting more business yet.
Thank you very much once again for conducting such a thorough survey of [boat name]. I’ve been through your report and although I’m new to boats and will need lots of assistance with practical implementation, the report is really clear even to a non-specialist and the categorisation of recommendations is a really useful guide to help me prioritise work.
I was a first time buyer and decided to accompany Nic on the day. He was professional throughout the process, carried out a very comprehensive survey and took time to answer my numerous questions. The report was detailed, clearly written and with relevant illustrations. It remains as a useful reference document for the vessel. I highly recommend his work.
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Nic Fieldhouse is a Fully Qualified Marine Surveyor, Chartered Mechanical Engineer and carries full Professional Indemnity insurance & Public Liability Insurance.
Fieldhouse Yacht Surveys & Consulting Ltd specialise in marine surveys of sailing yachts, motor yachts, river boats and house boats. Hull materials include GRP, steel, timber and aluminium.
A Boat Insurance Survey is required when an insurance company requests a survey from an owner prior to accepting a particular yacht for insurance.
This type of marine survey covers the structural integrity and general safety of the vessel.
Valuations are often requested by the Client to obtain insurance and/or finance or required by solicitors or financial institutions with regard to probate or other matters.
The purpose of the valuations and so dictating the limits of the inspection should be clearly defined.
The valuation document is a separate entity unless specifically agreed with the Client as an integral part of a full pre-purchase survey.
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