We hired John Sharratt of jsmarinesurveys to complete a buying survey on two boats that we had made offers on. During the first survey John found major delamination between the hull and the keel. At this point we stopped the survey to discuss the options that I had. John was very helpful and professional in helping me make the decision as to whether we would want the boat if a successful repair was made.
The second survey was conducted on the boat we purchased, Jono, a Beneteau 473. John carefully went through the entire boat from stem to stern in a very methodical way, working his way through all the systems. During the sea trial John tested and checked the diesel engine and transmission and put the boat on all points of sail to check the running and standing rigging. During the haul out was where John's strengths as a surveyor really shone. He meticulously tapped the entire hull and deck looking for delamination and soft spots. We were able to proceed with the purchase of Jono with confidence.
John was prompt, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We received the written survey in a very timely manner. After we had completed the purchase of our boat John was still available to answer questions and help us in any way he could.
Thank you John,
I want to thank you for taking on a very special survey of the 63’ sailing catamaran. Your totally thorough inspection turned up some hidden issues. Being at a long distance from the Grenadines and with the pandemic in full swing, it was a life and money saver. Thank you for going the extra mile, so I didn’t have to. Also, your written, pictorial review, followed by your willingness to go over the detail by phone made all the difference. I decided not to go forward with the purchase of the sailing yacht.
I enthusiastically recommend you and your service to anyone.
Thank you again John,
We employed John from JS Marine Surveys to assist us in coding our 46ft catamaran for commercial charters.
He was excellent in walking us through the complex and daunting regulations, whilst offering practical and cost effective solutions to meet the requirements. He has a wealth of experience in all vessels, having run a successful charter business for many years, and this shows in his knowledge and diligence.
More importantly he is an incredibly friendly and personable guy. We would highly recommend John for any survey work required.
John and Lucy
John Sharratt of JS Marine Surveys preformed a survey at Bequia on SV Caterina III on Feb. 9th 2020 as per our insurance companies request.
John’s survey was very detailed and fair. The minor deficiencies found , John was able to recommend the appropriate trades people for the rig tune up and life raft servicing.
I would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone that is in need of a survey.
I hired John to perform a survey of my 1999 custom catamaran on the water.
He was very professional and thorough with his assessment.
He explained all of his findings so there were no surprises. His write up with photos was very comprehensive.
I fully recommend John to anyone looking to have a survey done.