I was very wary about using a surveyor recommended by the broker
for obvious reasons when buying
my boat (ex Sydney) about 18 months ago.
I talked to a local surveyor I know reasonably well who used to work
to get his recommendation.
Ended up going with David Holmes - very happy with his report & confirmed a few things that I noticed when viewing the boat as well a lots of things I had not. Price
was OK and service
I can PM you contact details if you want.