Marine surveyors in Scotland- Marine Techniques

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 of 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. 

Areas in Scotland covered include :- Inverkip, Largs, Ardrossan, Troon, Oban, Glasgow, Clyde, Edinburgh and the Highlands.



Marine surveyors - Troon, Clyde

Marine surveyors in Scotland- Marine Techniques

Troon Marina is just north of Ayr, and is one of the southernmost yacht harbours in the Clyde area. Accessible at all states of the tide, Troon marina provides a sheltered haven, nestled within the harbour of Troon and located close to the town centre.

Marine surveyors - Ardrossan, Clyde

Clyde Marina is at Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast, which makes it ideally situated for cruising to the Islands of Bute and Arran. Ardrossan was at one time a port known for exporting coal and iron, In later years the port was known for shipbuilding up the end of the 1950’s. Today Ardrossan is home to a marina with 250 berths with power, water and broadband internet access, and all usual marina facilities including marine diesel available during office hours. The boatyard has a 50 ton travel hoist. Clyde Marina, The Harbour, Ardrossan, Ayrshire KA22 8DB.

Marine surveyors - Largs, Clyde

Largs Yacht Haven has all tide access available to the marina. The marina is well sheltered by the adjacent Cumbrae Islands and the islands to the west. Largs Yacht Haven has 700 fully serviced berths with water and electricity available. Fuel is available 24 hours per day. Boatyard facilities are available with two types of lifting equipment capable of 45 & 75 tonnes. Boat storage ashore is available with capacity for 230 boats with water and power. Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire KA30 8EZ. Tel 01475-675333.

Marine surveyors - Inverkip, Clyde

Kip Marina has 620 protected pontoon berths for vessels up to 24m with a maximum draft of 3.5 metres. All pontoon berths are serviced with 240v power and fresh water points.The marina has a 50 ton Wise boat hoist which can accommodate up to 5.9m beam. For smaller craft there is a 25 ton crane that is also used for stepping and unstepping masts. The yard accommodates up to 150 boats on hard standing on cradles.

Marine surveyors - Dumbarton, Clyde

Sandpoint Marina lies on the north bank of the Clyde estuary, across the River Leven from Dumbarton Castle. The marina has pontoon berths, with an 85 ton Launching/Recovery Trailer and a 40 ton Travel Hoist

Marine surveyors - Gareloch, Clyde

Marine surveyors in Scotland- Marine Techniques

Rhu Marina lies in a beautiful location at the side of the Gareloch on the north side of the Firth of Clyde surrounded by the hills of Argyll. Rhu Marina has a capacity of 185 pontoon berths together with 60 deep water moorings. Electricity is available on most pontoons. There is a fuel pontoon dispensing red diesel. Full Boatyard facilities are available within Rhu marina. The yard has a lifting facility for vessels up to 35 tonnes, and a storage area ashore that can accommodate 140 boats. Rhu Marina, Rhu, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute G84 8LL.

Marine surveyors - Holy Loch, Clyde

Holy Loch Marina is situated near Dunoon on one of the Clyde’s finest natural harbours, and is the marine gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Dunoon is an established holiday destination with many places of historical interest and can be easily accessed by ferry from Gourock which is less than an hour away from Glasgow. Holy Loch Marina has 250 berths available in the summer. All berths are fully serviced with electricity and water. The marina has a dredged depth of 3.0 m below LWOST, fuel berth with diesel and petrol, and a Roodberg slipway lift with a 23 tonne/18.3 m (60 ft) handling capacity. Holy Loch Marina, Rankin’s Brae, Sandbank, Dunoon, Argyll Scotland PA23 8FE.

Marine surveyors - Isle of Bute

On the Isle of Bute there is a council-run marina in Rothesay town centre, and in Kames Bay at nearby Port Bannatyne there is the newly opened Port Bannatyne Marina, which has 100 berths and a dredged depth to 2.5m below Chart Datum.

Marine surveyors - Oban

Dunstaffnage Marina is located very close to Oban on the West cost of Scotland in an outstandingly beautiful area at the gateway to the Western Isles. Dunstaffnage Marina has 150 fully serviced berths with berthing available for boats up to 20 meters loa all year round together with berths up to 25 meters for visitors on a short term basis. There are full boatyard facilities by way of a 5000ft workshop available for repairs and maintenance and a travel hoist with a capacity of up to 18 tonnes. In addition there is storage shore for up to 120 vessels. Diesel is available from the fuel berth. Dunstaffnage Marina Ltd, Dunbeg, Oban, Argyll, Scotland. PA37 1PX. Tel 01631-566555.

Oban Marina is situated on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera on the West Coast of Scotland, at the gateway to the Western Isles. Oban Marina has 94 fully serviced pontoon berths, and full boatyard facilities are available with a “Wise” boat hoist is available for lifting boats of up to 50 tonnes for maintenance and repairs.
Cradles are available for winter storage ashore. Oban Marina, Kerrera, Oban, Scotland PA34 4SX. Tel 01631-565333.

Marine surveyors - Isle of Bute

On the Isle of Bute there is a council-run marina in Rothesay town centre, and in Kames Bay at nearby Port Bannatyne there is the newly opened Port Bannatyne Marina, which has 100 berths and a dredged depth to 2.5m below Chart Datum.

Marine surveyors - Orkney, Scotland

Orkney is home to some of the oldest and best preserved archaeological sites in the world. It is a safe and beautiful haven for wildlife with outstanding coastal scenery that has been admired by many. Cruising the isles of Orkney most enjoyable and also very convenient with the many options there are for tying up. There are three principal marinas accessible at all states of tide, providing excellent shelter and conveniently located facilities.

• Kirkwall Marina has 95 berths within the harbour. It is accessible at all states of tide, Depth varies with a maximum draft of 2.7 metres, but some shallow berths with less than 1 metre at LAT. Showers at Kirkwall Sailing Club. All other facilities around the harbour. Piermaster: 01856-872292 and marina: 07810-465835.

• Stromness Marina is a 64 berth marina within the harbour, and is accessible at all states of tide. There are showers, toilets and laundry on site. All other facilities around the harbour. Dredged throughout to 2 metres at LAT. Maximum draft 2.0 metres. Piermaster: 01856-850744
Marina: 07810-465825.

• Westray Marina is a serviced visitor pontoon facility within Pierowall Harbour. Accessible at all states of tide, it is a summer facility only, with showers and toilets on site. Depth varies. Maximum draft 3.0 metres but call for instructions for deep berths. Some shallow berths less than 1 metre at LAT. Piermaster: 01857-677216 Marina: 07787-364934

Marine surveyors - Shetland Isles Scotland

Shetland, Britain’s most northerly area, is something of an undiscovered cruising destination. Yachtsmen are increasingly looking beyond their home waters for interesting sailing challenges, and Shetland offers a cruising ground that is easily accessible from most of north west Europe, but with no need to cross oceans. There are many small marinas in the area – there is a guide available online HERE.

Marine surveyors - Wick, Scotland

Wick Harbour is strategically situated on the northeast tip of mainland Scotland and for the last 150 years has provided a safe haven for fishing, commercial, and leisure vessels. A marina is currently being built here.

Marine surveyors - Peterhead, Scotland

Peterhead Bay Marina is a purpose built leisure facility catering for local and visiting boatowners. The marina gives Peterhead one of the finest equipped leisure harbours in the East of Scotland, offering a comprehensive range of services and facilities. The marina offers pontoon berthings for 150 vessels of up to 20 metres in length. The available depth of water at the entrance to the marina is 2.3 metres below Chart Datum although vessels up to 2.8 metres draught can lie afloat at the deepest berths.

Marine surveyors - Whitehills, Moray Firth, Scotland

Whitehills Harbour and Marina is a small harbour and marina on the Moray Firth coast of North-East Scotland. There are lifting facilities for small to medium sized boats, and shore storage areas.

Marine surveyors - Banff, Moray Firth, Scotland

Banff Marina was opened in April 2007 and now provides 76 fully serviced (water and electricity) pontoon berths that can cater for vessels of up to 10 metres in length with a draft of up to 1.8 metres.

Marine surveyors - Lossiemouth, Scotland

Lossiemouth Marina on the Moray Firth has 90 berths split into two basins. Lossiemouth Marina provides the highest facilities/yacht ratio of any Marina in Scotland. Electricity and water are available for all berths. A 25-ton boat lift is available.

Marine Surveyors - Port Edgar, Firth of Forth, Scotland

Port Edgar Marina is situated on the Forth just west of the famous Forth Bridge, on the outskirts of the historic burgh of South Queensferry. The marina has 300 serviced berths. Cranage is available by fixed crane at the outer end of the East Pier, for craft up to 5 tons displacement. Larger vessels can be launched by hired mobile crane.