About me

          At your service 

Hi, my name is Gavin Sharp (I'm the one with less hair)

I've been involved with boats and yachts for over 42 years.

Some would say 'boating is in your blood' and I would have to agree! Boats have been a passion of mine over the years which has enabled me to gain invaluable hands on experience. I have restored many boats and been able to advise and help friends with my marine knowledge and experience.  

I am a fully qualified boat surveyor having gained my Diploma in Yacht & Small Craft Surveying at Ipswich, the only practical training course in the country. I offer a range of marine surveys for all types of craft including narrow boats, motorboats, and yachts. If you are thinking of buying a boat, I can help you make sure that your purchase is a good one. I offer full Pre-Purchase Surveys that will give you a full report on the condition of the boat, which will give you the information that will let you make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase.

I am a full member of: B.M.S.E - (British Marine Surveyors Europe). 

And an Associate member of the IIMS - (International Institute of Marine Surveying).

Fully insured, public indemnity and public liability covers.   


I am very committed to offering a good, honest, reliable and fair service with very detailed report surveys.


If you are are looking for someone to supply you with an accurate report on the condition of your vessel at a very reasonable price then look no further. 


Based in Leigh-on-Sea, in Essex, but I'm happy to travel to most destinations, including worldwide at cost.   

Honest family man, gorgeous wife, four daughters and one granddaughter and a loyal border terrier!