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,