Last December, I used Geoff Williams to survey
in Tortola . He did a thorough job, including a trip up the mast
, and provided a detailed 18 page report. The report included almost no boiler plate, and made me feel very well informed about the boat. Unfortunately, I did not buy the boat because of a deal breaker that Geoff alerted me to in his report. I would recommend Geoff without reservation.
I will be taking another boat into survey
soon near Ft. Myers, FL. I have contacted a few area surveyors and looked at some ‘sample’ survey reports. One of the reports looks more like an ‘inventory’ list than a condition survey. The information on sails
was limited in all the reports and none of the surveyors I’ve contacted go aloft as part of their inspection
. This may be the norm for the U.S., and maybe I was spoiled by Geoff's work. But I am out of my depth
on this 1986, 38’ boat, and hope to find a Ft. Myers area surveyor
I will have confidence in. I welcome any recommendations.