Marine surveyors in Falmouth, Penzance, Fowey & Padstow

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. 
We 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. Please click the link above on the left for more details about our marine surveying services.


Areas covered in Cornwall include:- Padstow,  Newlyn, Penzance, Helford, Falmouth, Mylor, Truro, St. Mawes, Hayle &  Fowey.


Marine surveyors - Padstow, Cornwall
Padstow is at the entrance to the River Camel on the north coast of Cornwall, and has a small locked harbour plus many moorings in the river, although most of these moorings are drying, and for smaller craft. Further up river is Wadebridge, where Chapman & Hewitt have a boatyard with lifting facilities at high tide only.
Marine surveyors - Hayle, Cornwall
Hayle has a large drying harbour, but it is at present little used, although there are plans to substantially redevelop it.
Marine surveyors - Penzance, Cornwall
Penzance is steeped in maritime history that is centered around its harbour and for many years was the lifeblood of the town. Sea trading has declined in Penzance over the years but Penzance harbour still serves a lively commercial and recreational scene.
Marine surveyors - Newlyn, Cornwall
Newlyn is a mile to the west of Penzance and supports the largest fishing fleet in Cornwall. Newlyn has an inner harbour wet dock that is used for fishing and small commercial vessels, though yachts on passage often also berth there temporarily.
Marine surveyors - Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth Harbour is reputed to be the third largest natural harbour in the world. Falmouth harbour offers many facilities for yachtsmen and commercial vessels. Commercial facilities include A&P Appledore shipyard where larger vessels are repaired or refitted. Included within the dockyard is Pendennis Shipyard reputed to make some of the worlds finest super yachts. The new Cornwall Maritime Museum and events square is becoming a landmark in Falmouth for sailing events and festivals. For the visiting yachtsman the Falmouth harbourmaster-run yacht haven pontoons provide berthing for up to 100 vessels. There are also 19 visitors deep water moorings for single vessels. A yacht anchorage area is provided between Custom House Quay and Falmouth Docks.

In addition Falmouth Marina has extensive facilities for yachts including short & long term berthing boat storage, cranage & maintenance. Many marine surveys are carried out over a tide at Falmouth marina. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist in arranging cranage and storage for any boat requiring a marine survey.

Operated by Rustler Yachts, the Falmouth Boatyard provides 5 acres of hard standing winter storage and year-round lift-out (up to 40 tonnes) and boatyard facilities at Ponsharden. Adjacent are also several smaller boatyards, including Challenger Mariner, Ponsharden Boatyard and Islington Wharf.

Marine surveyors - Mylor, Cornwall
Mylor Yacht Harbour was always a beautiful harbour location and has now become an excellent facility for the restoration and care of yachts and motor boats, providing a full complement of services afloat and ashore. Mylor Harbour has full cranage facilities & yard storage and is ideally suited for marine surveys. Mylor is surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty and Mylor Yacht Harbour is the perfect base for motor and sailing yachts in the South West.
Marine surveyors - St Just in Roseland, Cornwall
St Just in Roseland is a beautiful and peaceful small harbour on the Roseland side of Carrick Roads, with boatyard facilities operated by Pascos Boatyard, who can lift out small to mid-sized boats and yachts.
Marine surveyors - Fowey, Cornwall
Fowey Harbour is a lovely commercial harbour located on the south coast of Cornwall. Fowey is incredibly picturesque and with its true natural beauty and many facilities for the visiting yachtsman it is a real favourite with any sailor on route to Falmouth or Plymouth. Toms Boatyard offers liftout and repair facilities at Polruan.