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Old 12-10-2017, 03:30   #1
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Surveyor Recommendation (Fort Lauderdale)

Hi Guys & Gals,

I've put a deposit down on a boat in Fort Lauderdale and I'm flying over from the UK next month to view/seatrial and survey her.

However, being a Brit, I have no idea of a good Multihull Surveyor in the area. Do you have any recommendations please?

I'll post pictures when she is mine!

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Old 12-10-2017, 03:42   #2
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Peter Sands in Ft. Lauderdale is one of two generally recognized pros from Dover where multihulls are concerned. He did right by me, Google him.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:41   #3
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John Banister http://www.suenosazules.com
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:31   #4
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Old 12-10-2017, 17:50   #5
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I did a Fort Lauderdale purchase. The surveyor I used was in bed with the broker. Send me a PM if you would like a name.
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Old 13-10-2017, 07:11   #6
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Sir,
What is your experience with Suenos Azules? I too am in need of sailboat surveyor.
Thank you.
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Old 13-10-2017, 07:16   #7
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What is your experience with Suenos Azules? I too am in need of sailboat surveyor.
Thank you.
As a recently retired SAMS AMS (John is a SAMS AMS) I can tell you that within the surveying industry he is highly regarded.
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What is your experience with Suenos Azules? I too am in need of sailboat surveyor.

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Took his time and did a good job.
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Old 19-10-2017, 09:07   #10
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Well, I've tried to contact John via email, phone and PM - no response. Any other good sailboat guys? Had a suggestion of a Malcolm Elliot but his price is very low and that's nice but it worries me. Also read somewhere he's more a big motorboat guy?
Need to get this arranged for next month - help......!
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Old 19-10-2017, 09:25   #11
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I managed to get hold of John, and book him in - he is pretty busy, so if you have left him a message I am sure he will get back to you.
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Re: Surveyor Recommendation (Fort Lauderdale)

QUOTE=gbr;2497435]Hi Guys & Gals,

I've put a deposit down on a boat in Fort Lauderdale and I'm flying over from the UK next month to view/seatrial and survey her.

However, being a Brit, I have no idea of a good Multihull Surveyor in the area. Do you have any recommendations please?

I'll post pictures when she is mine!

Cheers

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Initially referred by the Catamaran Company, I highly recommend Jonathan Sands with the Marine Group (954) 881-5588. Very thorough and specializes in multihulls. He's the only one who performed both a moisture check (while hauled) and rigging inspection without my asking - and at no additional charge.
Welcome to the dark side and good luck.
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He's the only one who performed both a moisture check (while hauled) and rigging inspection without my asking - and at no additional charge.
Can't imagine a survey WITHOUT both items being checked....
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I managed to get hold of John, and book him in - he is pretty busy, so if you have left him a message I am sure he will get back to you.
Sure hope so. How did you connect? Email or phone or...?
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