Survey Fees

Simple Fee Pricing Structure

  • Prices are per foot LOA up to 60 ft
  • Prices are VAT inclusive
  • Prices are Travel Inclusive up to first 30 miles (office – office)   Additional miles charged at 60p per mile
  • Sports & motor boats, sailing yachts, canal narrow boats, Dutch steel barges, broads cruisers & broads yachts etc greater than 60 ft LOA are subject to a reduced fee per ft.

Report Preparation:   Takes approximately 2-3 working days and is sent via e-mail attachment.  Upon receipt of fee payment we transfer via email App – the full selection of photographs 200+ taken during inspection – This is a complimentary service.  Regretfully we do not provide a printed / hard copy of the report

Fee Payment:  Due upon your receipt of the e-mailed report, by either cheque or e-bank transfer – Upon receipt of payment your complimentary email photo transfer (end of month) is actioned

Travel:  The first 30 miles is included (office – office) the balance being chargeable at 60p per mile. Travel in excess of 60 miles (office-office) is subject to a £60.00 excess travel charge

 Important:            YDSA Surveyors’ Terms of Business  (&)  EMS Terms of Business v9   Under which all surveys & services are undertaken – Available for viewing on our website (link-Survey Fees) or please call us for a copy

Expert Witness (SJE / PAE) to CPR35  |  Expert Determination  |  ADR Dispute Resolution  |  Mediation

Register of Qualified Mediators – dated 2007 QDR # 320  | Specialist Advice

Please telephone us for Quotation | Fee Estimate or just a general chat


With our Cygnus 4 Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Gauge – European Marine Services can now measure steel / alloy plate thicknesses – whilst the vessel is afloat – Saving you both time and money and slipway / lifting costs.

Surface Scaling / Corrosion and paint coatings are ignored

Call us to discuss or for more information

Refer to Scope for full inclusive details £ per ft  £ per ft  £ per ft 
Pre Purchase  Survey *                      13 15 13
Survey for Insurance *                        12 14 12
Hull Inspection *                                    plus travel at 60p per mile 9 11 9
Market / Insurance Valuation          / optional  40 40 40
Walk Through Valuation                    / plus travel at 60p per mile 5 5 5
Static / Sea / River Trials etc             / fee per hour   (min fee 1.5 hr) 80 80 80
Engine Oil Sample Analysis –  £ per engine  /  Undertaken at time of survey

Attendance – Engine Oil Sample Analysis Only – per engine   / plus travel at 60p per mile







Mast & Rigging Inspections POA POA POA
RIBS, Speedboats  &  similiar  small craft  POA POA POA
BSS Boat Safety Scheme  per ft  

Plus Certificate   (£ 3.00 per ft  …….  No LPG installed)    




55 55
Ultrasonic –  Steel Plate Thickness Testing – Below waterline
Cygnus 4 Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Gauge   
NB: This can be undertaken in-water, no need to incur lift out fees
Please call us for more information
Project Management:                                               POA POA POA
Expert Witness:   SJE-Single Joint Expert | PAE- Party Appointed Expert           CPR 35    compliant  POA POA POA
Expert Determination                                                                                                                  POA POA POA
ADR / Dispute Resolution                                                                                                             POA POA POA
General consultancy to include | Advice | Opinions | Correspondence | Meetings etc 80 80 80
* Minimum Survey Fee of £250.00 applies
**  Hammer (tap) testing  &  pricking at any doubtful features
Prices inclusive & subject to change without prior notice

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 

Personal information which you provide to us may be used for business purposes including:

  • To keep electronic records of your requirements
  • To prepare marine surveys (all types) & expert witness reports for your purchase, sale or dispute
  • For insurance, legal, accounting, reporting and regulatory purposes

We may share information about you with other surveyors, insurance companies, legal bodies and other relevant businesses to help carry out our services. If you make a transaction using our services, we will keep your data for ten years after the transaction. If you do not make a transaction, we will keep your data for two years.