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Welcome to Foster Marine Surveys
Foster Marine Surveys is an independent yacht surveying consultancy based in Kent. Established nearly 20 years ago, I take pride in having built a reputation for thorough, professional and competitively priced boat surveys. I understand that time is of the essence for buyers and I try to accommodate purchase surveys at short notice. And it gives me great job satisfaction that customers return to me over the years and recommend my services.
Foster Marine Surveys offers value-for-money boat surveys, valuations and consultancy throughout Kent and south England. As a yacht surveyor, I specialise in pre-purchase and insurance surveys on a wide range of (non-commercial) boats which measure up to 120 feet in length, including:
Be assured that I always work in your interest, independently of brokers, despite many offers to the contrary. I have acquired a wealth of experience over the years and am fully registered and insured. As you would expect from a professional yacht surveyor, I survey all marine constructions: GRP/FRP, Steel, Timber and Ferro Cement.
My business is based in Kent and, as such, much of my work is within the county, including Thanet, The Medway, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Dover and Folkestone, but do not hesitate to contact me should you need a yacht survey outside of these areas - I am always happy to give you a quotation to include reasonable travel costs.
I am frequently instructed by clients looking for a yacht survey in South England for whom long distance travel is not always feasible. You can rely on Foster Marine Surveys to undertake a boat survey on your behalf. I have recently travelled to Plymouth, Norwich and Southampton, as well as the Continent for those who wish to buy or sell UK-registered boats moored in Europe.
Finally, I believe in traditional values and good customer service, as well as providing professional, prompt, quality reports in an increasingly digital world. Typically, a detailed Survey Report is delivered by email within 4 days with a printed and bound copy following by post.
Are you new to boating?
In addition to the surveys, much of my work involves advising those that are new to boating and I can assist on what to look out for when viewing boats and how to proceed through the boat purchase process. I effectively grew up on and around boats so can offer newcomers my knowledge and experience. With this is mind, my advice will also include tips to encourage safe and enjoyable boating.
But don't just take my word for it - please see what recent customers say about the service provided by Foster Marine Surveys (Testimonials.)
Be assured of a thorough, professional boat survey.