What is a White Hat Marine Survey?

A White Hat Marine Survey is inspired by the book ‘Six Thinking Hats: An Essential Approach to Business Management’, by Edward de Bono published in 1985, which sought to optimise the thinking process within groups of people working in a collaborative endeavour. The...

The Evolution Of Boat Hull Numbers

The evolution of boat hull numbers over the last few decades from simple to complex is A Good Thing.  One of the fun parts of any marine survey (for this surveyor anyway) is finding them.  Of course, on some boats they are harder to find and the older the boat the...

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat by Don Casey – Book Review

  Inspecting the Aging Sailboat by Don Casey has been one of my go to surveying books since I first bought it in 2007.  It gives a brilliant insight into how to assess the condition of an aging fibreglass yacht and is a really great read for boat buyers, boat...

The Marine Surveyor’s Toolbox – A Guided Tour

  What tools do you actually need to inspect a boat?  Well, that depends on how deeply you want to understand the boat’s construction, its condition and what your relationship is with the boat.  Inspecting any boat can be done with the minimum of tools and a few...