Marine surveys in Bristol and South Wales

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 in Bristol and South Wales together with  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 covered in South Wales and the Bristol Channel are:- Tenby Fishguard, Neyland, Milford Haven, Saundersfoot, Burry Head, Mumbles, Swansea, Porthcawl, Cardiff Bay, Bristol, Portishead, Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on- Sea, Watchet, Minehead & Porlock.


Marine Surveyors - Fishguard, Wales

Marine surveys in Bristol and South Wales

The port of Fishguard originally opened in 1906 with ferry services between Fishguard and Rosslare. Today it is a very busy port with the ferry terminal being operated by Stena Line with daily crossings to the Republic of Ireland by the standard ferry or the fast Stena Lynx from May to September. Fishguard Harbour is the main sailing centre for North Pembrokeshire. There are plans for a marina, but this is not yet built.

Marine Surveyors - Neyland, Wales

The Neyland Yacht Haven is situated in a well protected inlet adjacent to the town of Neyland some ten miles from the entrance of the deep but sheltered waters of Milford Haven in South Wales. With an unrivaled location offers some of the finest facilities anywhere in South Wales. Neyland Yacht Haven has 420 berths and can accommodate vessels up to 20 meter’s LOA and with draught up to 2m.

Marine Surveyors - Milford Haven, Wales

Milford Haven is situated near the mouth of the River Cleddau, at the extreme end of south west Wales, and is the largest town in the County. It is also the largest port in Wales and the sixth largest in the UK. The Milford Haven Waterway is a unique deep water facility and is one of the world’s great natural deep water harbours

The port handles a variety of cargo including crude oil, refined products, LPG, LNG as well as general cargo shipments, fishing traffic and the twice daily Irish Ferries service between Pembroke Dock and Rosslare. Milford Haven is arguably is the largest energy port in northern Europe, handling just under 53 million gross tons of shipping in 2008 and over 3000 shipping movement.

Milford Marina has 360 berths in a non-tidal basin with superb shelter. Winter lift-out and storage is available for vessels up to 16 tons. Near the entrance to Milford Haven is Dale, where Dale Sailing has boatyard and storage facilities, plus moorings. Up river are Rudders Boatyard, a picturesque, family run boatyard and harbour in Burton on the Milford Haven. Rudders has a trailer boat store & launching service, 60 deepwater-swinging moorings for craft up to 50 ft plus some semi-drying moorings. Facilities include a deepwater landing pontoon, all tide access slipway, water taxi service, emergency recovery, leaning posts, quay wall, lifting to 10 tons, and storage ashore. Nearby is Lawrenny Yacht Station, which has pontoon berths but no boatyard facilities.

Marine Surveyors - Swansea, Wales

Swansea Marina is situated within a redeveloped area of the city in an award winning Maritime Quarter. Being located along the famous Gower coastline there is much for the sailor to enjoy. Swansea Marina has lifting facilities with access to a 25 ton Marine Travel Hoist. In addition there is also a crane facility available for masts etc. Within Swansea Marina there are various marine related businesses that will undertake hull, GRP, wood, engineering and electrical repairs.

Marine surveyors - Burry Port, Wales

Burry Port Marina, in the old dock at Burry Port in Carmarthen Bay, is the newest marina in Wales with berths for vessels of between six and 12 metres. The marina has been dredged to a depth of approximately 1.5 metres and, therefore, can only accommodate boats with draughts up to that depth. Water levels within the marina are controlled by an automatic tidal flap gate. As a result, open access to the sea is limited to approximately two to two and a half hours either side of high water.

Marine surveyors - Cardiff, Wales

The Cardiff Bay Barrage has transformed the boating environment of the area, allowing all-tide access to 500 acres of a man-made freshwater lake, with lock-controlled access to the open tidal waters of the Bristol Channel. Cardiff Marina is well situated to give the yachtsman a safe and secure mooring facility. The marina makes an ideal base for exploring the local coastline or planning trips further afield.

Cardiff Bay is an attractive and approachable environment for boat users of all standards. Cardiff marina has lifting facilities up to 20 tonnes, and dry stack storage for small powerboats. Penarth Marinais also within the Barrage, and has 340 pontoon berths, although it does not have boatyard facilities.

Marine surveyors - upper Bristol Channel

Because of the extreme tidal range, there are few large-scale mooring facilities further up the Severn other than Cardiff/Penarth and Portishead, with the exception of Bristol Docks.

Gloucester Docks has been redeveloped with housing, and is seeing an increase in marine activity, it however remains more used by inland waterways based vessels from the Sharpness canal than seagoing ones.

Marine surveyors - Bristol

Marine surveys in Bristol and South Wales

Bristol Docks has been largely transformed from a working dockyard, to a leisure and housing site, with extensive mooring facilities for small craft. Bristol marina has full boat lift out facilities and a boat yard where owners may build or work on their own vessels. Bristol Marina has a capacity of 100 pontoon berths and 70 shore berths for canal boats river boats and sea going vessels and yachts to a maximum length of 20 meters. Poole’s Wharf is another residential mooring facility, with fewer services.

Vessels in Bristol Docks have access to the tidal waters of the Bristol Channel via the locks at Cumberland basin, which leads out into the River Avon.

Marine surveyors - Portishead

Portishead Marina is built in the old working dock, with access to the sea by lock. Portishead Marina has # 250 Sheltered and secure pontoon berths 250 pontoon berths, with better than 50% tidal access via the lock. A full boatyard service is provided, with lifting facilities up to 35 tonnes by a mobile hoist.

Marine surveyors - Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater

Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater have between them a substantial number of pleasure craft moored in creeks and mud berths, but very limited boatyard facilities, other than the facility at Uphill, Weston-super-Mare. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist or discuss any requirements you may have for any boat requiring a marine survey in this area.

Marine surveyors - Watchet, Minehead and Porlock Weir

Watchet harbour has been redeveloped into a locked marina, with 180 berths and lifting facilities to 15 tonnes. Minehead and Porlock Weir are drying harbours with limited facilities. Marine Techniques will be happy to assist or discuss any requirements you may have for any boat requiring a marine survey in this area.

Marine surveys in Bristol and South Wales