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Colne Yacht Surveys Ltd

12 - Aug - 2011

For Yachtsmen by Yachtsmen


Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors

Edith Kate hard on the wind

Welcome to Colne Yacht Surveys Ltd.

Colne Yacht Surveys are a professional marine surveying company based on the East Coast providing surveys on sailing boats, motorboats, yachts and motor yachts including mono and multi-hulled craft.

Based at Wivenhoe near Colchester in Essex we are within easy reach of all the East Coast sailing centres from Lowestoft to the Medway area, however we will travel anywhere within the UK or abroad. We aim to provide an efficient reliable and affordable service for all our customers.

Yacht and Motorboat Surveyors

We carry out pre-purchase and insurance surveys on sailing and power vessels constructed from GRP, wood, steel aluminium and ferro cement. All of our surveys are priced competitively and we offer a 10% discount to members of RYA affiliated clubs.

We can also provide:-

  • Project management.
  • Yacht deliveries.
  • RYA Yachtmaster assisted passages.
  • Crew.
  • Inspection and laying of drying moorings.
  • Copper coat application.

The Company.

My name is Bill Kippen. I set up Colne Yacht Surveys Ltd in 2007 and am the sole director. I am an Assosciate Member of the International Institite of Marine Surveying and an RYA Yachtmaster, as well as the only full time employee of the company. This allows me to be both flexible and competively priced.

I started sailing aged around 9 or 10. Over the years I have owned and maintained a variety of vessels, all on a very limited budget. Memorable trips/voyages have included crewing on the Fastnet Race, crewing on the Around Ireland Race as well as voyages in my own boat to Ireland, the Baltic and to the Azores in the 2008 Jester Challenge. I have always been a member of a sailing club and this has enabled me to indulge my passion for sailing. We are very fortunate in this country to have a large number of excellent clubs that enable people from all walks of life to participate in sailing and boating activities, Colne Yacht Surveys Ltd. offer a 10% discount to all members of RYA affiliated clubs.

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