"Mark Dorrington-Niblett recently surveyed a 47’ aluminium sailing yacht we were considering purchasing and we were very impressed with his work. He picked up several problems with the yacht and we were able to significantly re-negotiate the purchase price. It also gave us peace of mind with a number of things that were bothering us, giving us much more confidence in the purchase. The survey report itself was detailed, but to the point. We would not hesitate to approach him for any other survey work needed or to highly recommend his services."
John and Angela Slack
"Excellent stuff very well presented and very concise, it is a joy doing business with you. Once again top stuff and many thanks."
Niall Rhys Evans
Yacht Compliance Officer
Safehaven International Limited
"Just a little note to thank you for the excellent and amazingly detailed survey you executed for GxxxxIANA xxxx. I also appreciated your promptness as it enabled me to make a quick decision on the purchase. I shall be onboard from the end of May for the summer so if you are nearby and feel a need for a tea, coffee or something stronger please call in."
"Je tiens á te remercier vivement un million de fois pour ton implication , ton sérieux et ton professionnalisme concernant tous les dossiers que tu as traité et notamment celui du xxxx xxxx. Cela a permis à mon entreprise de ne pas avoir un poids supplémentaire, un problème ( un de plus ) à régler. C'est avec des hommes comme toi que mon entreprise, que dis je, ma famille de pros, oeuvra plus haut, plus vite, plus fort! Trés bien à toi et aux tiens."
AQUILA YACHTING, France
"I read your initial report in detail, which I was extremely pleased with. It was very comprehensive and easy to follow which, together with the full set of photographs that arrived with your signed report this morning, provided me with an excellent understanding of the boat condition both structurally and cosmetically. On the basis of this I am pushing ahead with the purchase of the vessel and hope to have it back in the UK in the next couple of weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts and I would most definitely recommend your services in the future."
B.T. (name withheld)
Rxxxx Engineering Limited
"An excellent report, well worded, thorough and well structured. Very useful and obviously the work of a man who loves boats and his work. Thank you for your assistance."
"I instructed Mark Dorrington-Niblett to carry out a pre-purchase survey and tonnage measurement on a GRP 42 foot twin engined trawler style motorboat. Mark carried out an excellent survey identifying certain hidden faults which had been missed since the original construction some four years ago, and at the same time he was able to take a balanced view to put these issues into perspective and enable me to proceed with the purchase of the boat. His experience was also invaluable when what constituted normal documentation standards and registration issues in what was a complicated history of previous ownership of the boat where my lawyer had reached his limits due to the cross border nature of the transaction. I would definitely recommend Mark's services to others looking for such survey experience."
"Thanks again for coming to the shipyard. Thanks again for your professional assistance and I will stay in touch."
"Thanks for the excellent in-depth report on the Sunseeker 34 and the presentation in plain easy to understand English. Though the boat (time bomb) turned out to be a dog it's certainly money well spent and potentially you saved me from endless repair bills on xxxxx xxxxx. I'll be in touch when I think I've located something better for you to look at."
Tim @ 4x4
"You recently surveyed a 45 m aluminium tri-deck motor yacht for us. You pointed out in your detailed report (40 pages) various technical problems, particularly in the engine room and the bilges, which our Captain was not able to pin-point. I will be back to you shortly to inspect a “classic” launch which we hope to acquire as a tender. You will be recommended to our friends, interested in yachts, as “THE” surveyor to trust and to rely on for an in-depth and diligent inspection followed up with an interesting and absorbing bed-time piece of reading."
Jim Franks, Florida.