Surveying yachts in Europe since
We are fully trained and accredited members
of the following professional organizations
Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology
Principle surveyor David Dabney has been surveying yachts since 2001. As an accredited member of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association and the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors our reports are accepted by finance houses and insurance companies in Europe and the USA.
David is also a keen yachtsman and has just returned from a trans Atlantic crossing in his trimaran "Juniper"
Providing professional marine surveys since 2001
Denmark Yacht & Marine Surveys provides all types of yacht surveys including Full Condition Surveys prior to purchase or insurance renewal, damage surveys after an accident or natural disaster, valuations for mortgage or probate and tonnnage measurement for registration.
Full Condition Surveys
For pre-purchase or insurance renewal
Before paying more than a deposit on a yacht you have the right to engage the services of a qualified surveyor.
The yacht surveyor's job is to assess the condition of the yacht with particular attention being paid the condition of the hull structure. The written report will list the defects found during the survey with recommendations for repair. The report may be used to negotiate the final purchase arrangements.
After an accident or natural disaster
We are frequently commissioned to assess the cause, nature and extent of damages after an accident or natural disaster.
If required we provide specifications for repairing the vessel and supervise the work.
For yacht registration
Most flag states require a tonnage measurement certificate as part of the registration process. We conduct tonnage measurement surveys for the following registries.
Britain, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, British Virgin Isles, Barbados, Bermuda, Turks & Caicos and the Cayman Isles.
A vessel must be measured for length, breadth and depth before a formula is applied to obtain gross and net tonnage.
Used for insurance, financial and legal purposes.
Valuations carried out by a qualified surveyor, are often required to obtain an insurance quotation or secure a mortgage on a vessel. Valuations can also be used in legal matters such as probate settlements.
When preparing a valuation factors such as age, condition and location of a vessel are taken into consideration.
During refit or repair
Frequently yacht owners are not satisfied with the refit or repair work that has been carried out to their vessels. Quite often the problem is poor communication between the various parties and a lack of supervision.
We offer a refit supervision service to ensure that work is carried out to the highest standards, vessels are delivered on time and within budget.
Testing under working conditions
Although sea trials often form part of a Full Condition Survey we are regularly commissioned to conduct a sea trial after repairs or a refit.
A sea trial is the only real way to test systems and equipment under working conditions.
Please don't hesitate to conduct us if you would like a fixed quotation for a survey or have any questions regarding the services we provide. We look forward to your instructions.