Marine Surveyors in Plymouth, Dartmouth & Torquay

Marine Techniques is run by dedicated Marine Surveyors and specialists who understand the requirements of boat owners and the pitfalls that can be encountered when purchasing any boat and those that occur during ownership.
We provide the highest quality marine surveys and a first class personal service wherever the location.

All our surveyors qualifications are internationally recognized within the marine industry relating to boat construction, design, marine engineering and management. All are members of the I.I.M.S. or Y.D.S.A. 

Marine Techniques surveyors have many years experience in the industry and have been appointed by various institutions including insurance
companies, finance houses, M.C.A, M.E.C.A.L, Y.D.S.A and the R.Y.A.

Types of Survey:
We offer several types of survey, ranging from the full pre-purchase survey through to insurance and damage surveys. 
In addition we also carry out full engine examinations plus our tailored three boat package.

Should you be considering buying a yacht, a small leisure craft or a commercial vessel we are here to help and will always take the time
to discuss your specific requirements. 

Areas in Devon covered include:- Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Paignton, Brixham, Torquay, Teignmouth, Exmouth, Topsham, Axmouth, Bideford, Appledore, Instow, Ilfracombe & Watermouth.

 


Marine surveyors - Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth has been a major naval and commercial port for hundreds of years, and Plymouth has also more recently become very popular with the leisure/yachting industry. Plymouth boasts five marinas with access to many facilities including sailing clubs, sailing schools, yacht riggers and boat yards.

In addition Plymouth hosts such events as high profile events such as the powerboat Grand Prix, through to international sailing championships and local races. Our marine surveyors are very familiar with the services and facilities available in Plymouth, and there are a variety of boatyards able to arrange lifts for a marine e survey, including Plymouth Yacht Haven, Queen Anne’s Battery and Mayflower Marina. Sutton Harbour is the most central marina, being right by the historic Barbican area in the centre of town. A smaller marina at Southdown also offers lift facilities. Upriver on the Tamar is also Weir Quay Boatyard. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist in arranging cranage and storage for any boat requiring a marine survey.

Marine surveyors in Plymouth, Dartmouth & Torquay.

Marine surveyors - Salcombe, Devon
It is said that Salcombe Harbour is one of the most beautiful sailing and fishing centres in the world. Because of its location Salcombe Harbour offers safe haven to visiting yachts. Yachts and small craft moorings are concentrated into certain dedicated areas. There are no commercial vessels operating within Salcombe Harbour apart from the sizable local shellfishing fleet. Salcombe is a very popular stopover for boats cruising the west country and as a venue for a variety of sailing regattas in the summer months.
Marine surveyors - Dartmouth, Devon
Dartmouth is defined by its Naval History and Dart Harbour is known to be one of the finest natural harbours in the UK. While the Dart is a busy port for local fishing vessels and naval shipping, it also makes an ideal and attractive stopover for smaller cruise ships and a wide variety of private luxury yachts.

Marine surveyors in Plymouth, Dartmouth & Torquay.

Dartmouth is accessible at any state of tide, in most weather conditions, at any time of day or night. Dart Harbour has approximately 1,400 permanent moorings and 200 visitors’ moorings and has several marinas, including Darthaven, Dart Marina and Noss Marina. Dartmouth is accessible at any state of tide, in most weather conditions, at any time of day or night. There are various lifting facilities available in the Dartmouth area whereby a marine survey can be carried out. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist in arranging cranage and storage for any boat requiring a marine survey.

Marine surveyors - Totnes, Devon
Near the head of navigation of the River Dart is the town of Totnes, where Baltic Wharf has boat storage and lifting facilities up to 16 tonnes.

Marine surveyors - Torbay, Devon
Brixham harbour is the southernmost harbour in Torbay, and has a substantial inshore fishing fleet, plus Brixham marina. Torquay Harbour lies on the North shore of Tor Bay and despite a high proportion of activities revolving around the leisure industry, Torquay still remains a fully commercial and busy little port. The outer harbour shelters both the Town Dock and a 440-berth Marina (MDL) from the prevailing South Westerly winds. Torquay has an enclosed inner harbour which is highly protected from bad weather. It has visitor pontoons and approximately 170 moorings. Cranage facilities for a marine survey can be supplied by Torbay Seaways. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist in arranging cranage and storage for any boat requiring a marine survey.

Marine surveyors in Plymouth, Dartmouth & Torquay.

Marine surveyors - Exmouth/ Teignmouth, Devon
Although Teignmouth, Exmouth and the River Exe up to Exeter contain a substantial number of yachts and small fishing craft, there are limited lift out facilities for survey, particularly for larger craft. Trouts Boatyard and the Retreat Boatyard on the Exe do offer lift-outs for surveys.

Marine surveyors - North Devon
On the North Devon coast are harbours at Clovelly, Bideford, Appledore and Instow on the River Taw, with substantial numbers of drying moorings. Further east are the drying harbours of Ilfracombe, and Watermouth Cove. Haul out facilities in this area are however limited, but Marine Techniques will be happy to assist in arranging cranage and storage for any boat requiring a marine survey.

 Marine surveyors in Plymouth, Dartmouth & Torquay.