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Having owned our boat for 10 years, I have just received a letter from my insurer, requiring that I have a full survey carried out by a qualified surveyor before they will renew cover on the same terms. Is this normal practice for broads boats and, if so, can anyone recommend a local surveyor  with a pragmatic and practical approach, who could carry out this work?  

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If it is over 20 feet and 30 years old then it is usually a requirement. After 30 years it is every five years.  I have recently hit the same problem and I couldn't find any company that was any different.

If you PM me i can tell you someone locally not to use, three months to get a very poor survey.

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I had the same problem this year too. I ended up moving my insurance to Alan Boswell. They let you self survey your boat, basically a list of questions to answer all fairly straight forward and that was it. The price was competitive as well.

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2 minutes ago, garryn said:

I had the same problem this year too. I ended up moving my insurance to Alan Boswell. They let you self survey your boat, basically a list of questions to answer all fairly straight forward and that was it. The price was competitive as well.

been with them for years, if i change boat they now require a survey, new rules

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Steve, I had to have one in 2016 when she was 25 years old. 

I used Dominic Buckley from Brundal who came and did it at my mooring in Sutton Staithe. As the boat had to be out of the water for antifoul I combined the two to avoid two lift in and out charges

The cost was around £350 very thorough and he produces a comprehensive paper report, a cd incl pictures and an email link to forward the report to your insurers.

His phone numbers are:-

01603 712812 Home

07981 247107 Mobile

Boycee

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Thanks guys. The surprising thing is that you can insure a £500,000 house, sight unseen, for a good deal less money than you can a £35,000 boat. I can't help thinking that someone is taking the p*ss.

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I was very impressed with Dominic Buckley, and have no hesitation in recommending him. He produces a very comprehensive and easy to read report at (what I think) is a fair price. He also takes photographs and makes realistic recommendations for repairs. Our survey came in a nice little book and a CD which can be downloaded and sent to anyone who needs it. Steve Truss was also excellent and did our original survey, I have heard he is no longer on the Broads, but I could be wrong.   

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