Boatcare Yacht Surveys are Full Surveyor Members of the YDSA - Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association.
Boatcare Yacht Surveys are Full Surveyor Members of the IIMS - the International Institute of Marine Surveyors.
Boatcare Yacht Surveys are Authorised as Nominated Surveyors/Inspectors for MCA coding for charter/commercial certification.
Boatcare Yacht Surveys are Authorised Surveyors for Tonnage and British Registration measurement.
Boat Safety Scheme
Boatcare Yacht Surveys are Authorised Surveyors/Inspectors for the Boat Safety Scheme.
Boatcare Yacht Surveys are recognised Marine Insurance Surveyors and Damage/Claim Assessors.
Originally established in 1995 by Simon May as a Yacht and Motor Boat skipper/delivery, servicing, repair and refit company, Boatcare is today a specialist marine survey and consultancy practice providing a range of tailored professional services to the boat owner, the boat buyer and the marine industry.
Simon May is an experienced and qualified specialist yacht and small craft surveyor having studied Yacht & Boatyard Management, Yacht Design and Manufacturing, and Yacht and Small Craft Marine Surveying.
These specialist marine industry applied technical courses cover all aspects of yacht & boat design and manufacture, applications and use, legislation and safety requirements, and marine surveying techniques including defects and repairs. As an RYA Yachtmaster and experienced sailor and motor boater Simon May has a unique appreciation of all aspects of the marine leisure industry.
This knowledge is regularly kept up to date with specialist Surveyors forums and training courses and close liaison with the leading areas of boat building development.
With over thirty years hands on experience in the boat industry Simon May has worked with most types of craft and situations representing many of the established major British, American, and European manufacturers of sailing and motor yachts. He has assessed numerous boats of all types for the marine trade and as the man on the inside he has witnessed and solved design, manufacturing, systems and warranty problems and has an in depth knowledge of the potential problems and maintenance requirements of today’s pleasure craft.
YDSA. YBDSA. IIMS. Survey. Yacht Sales and Brokerage. Boat Safety Scheme
As a surveyor member, and former broker member of the YBDSA, the professional Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association, and member of the IIMS, the International Institute of Marine Surveyors, and as a qualified Boat Safety Scheme Examiner, Simon May is fully accredited and experienced to offer independent advice and guidance on all aspects of the selection and purchase of a new or pre-owned boat, from a pre-purchase condition assessment and valuation, to the correct title and vat documentation and liaising with brokers and agents and to successfully resolving any issues arising from the survey.
Peace of Mind
Surveys from Boatcare Yacht Surveys are detailed, accurate, factual and impartial. Our surveys are backed by a Professional Code of Conduct and extensive professional indemnity, third party and public liability insurance cover and fulfil the requirements of the leading finance and insurance companies.
The reports are written in plain English with clear indication of findings and grading of recommendations. Our services don’t stop with the report. We are always on hand to offer further advice. Boatcare offers a one stop solution for friendly expert advice from experienced professionals and associated specialists.