Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located in South East England but cover all areas of England & Wales however if you are outside of this area, please do not hesitate to contact us for a bespoke quotation.
How often do you need to test lifting equipment?
Lifting and safety equipment such as harnesses, lanyards & man-overboard davits need to be re-certified every 6 months. Equipment such as deck bollards, deck strong points can be re-certified annually. Load testing will be required on davits, liferafts and other lifesaving equipment every 5 years in accordance with MGN Notice 560.
Do we have to book your services every time we need them?
No. We can arrange a schedule whereby we manage the expiry dates of your certification and will contact you when we are next due to attend your vessel.
Do you provide risk assessments and method statements?
Yes, all risk assessments and method statements are provided prior to works commencing.
Why do I need a marine survey?
Boats carry with them technical equipment that ensures the safety and functionality of the vessel. A marine survey allows you to ensure what you are buying is functional and safe. Pre-purchase surveys are especially important for getting a fairer price and ensure you are getting your moneys worth. This provides evidence for negotiations of price, or potentially getting the previous owner to repair any defects. Not only this, most insurance companies have marine surveys as a pre-requisite.
Are you insured?
Yes, all insurance documentation can be provided before works commence.