Hamble Marine Surveys have been appointed to supervise the refit of a 92' CNB Custom Sloop 'Bristolian'. After conducting a Pre-Purchase Survey on 'Bristolian' in Cannes back in April 2012 for her new owners, Julian Smith of Hamble Marine Surveys was asked to supervise the refit of the vessel in Genoa, Italy and inspect the Southern Spars carbon mast and rigging.
Hamble Marine Surveys have been asked to survey a RIB following gelcoat cracking appearing on the GRP moulded hull. Using tap testing, moisture measurement meters and stain the hull of this 7m RIB was mapped and the gelcoat cracking investigated for its significance and possible cause. Detailed inspections were undertaken externally and internally on the GRP hull and around load area especially around the transom and bow.
Julian Smith of Hamble Marine Surveys has been busy in La Rochelle in France preparing a brand new Lagoon 450 Catamaran for charter in the British Virgin Islands (BVI's). After completion of the standard commissioning process the vessel had to be equipped and prepared for inspection to meet the MCA Code of Practice as is required for any red ensign flagged vessel commercially operated.
Below is an image of a standard production yacht's seacock from 2005, well maintained and regularly serviced. A very alarming discovery during a routine inspection only brought to the owners attention by water found in a normally dry bilge. Clearly serious and clearly a flood/sinking risk.
Hamble Marine Surveys have recently surveyed two Sunseekers in the South France, the first a Predator 72 based in Antibes and the second a Yacht 86 in Port Napoleon.