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Ross Naylor - Background


Ross Naylor is an experienced marine surveyor who specialises in insurance and pre-purchase surveys for yachts and power boats. He undertakes marine surveys in Sydney Harbour, Middle Harbour, Pittwater and the Hawkesbury areas. He is also available to undertake surveys on the Mid-North coast for vessels from Port Stephens up to the Coffs area, including Port Macquarie and Laurieton.


Ross has a Diploma in Marine Surveying from the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) based in Gosport (UK) and is an affiliate member of that organisation.


Ross has full professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance.


Ross is an active offshore sailor and his current boats are a Lidgard 36 from New Zealand, a Citation 34 (built in Sydney) and a Zodiac 40 from Geelong. He has experience with a range of construction materials including fibreglass, steel, wood (cold-moulded and planked boats) and ferro-cement.



Surveys for Insurance Cover 

Surveys for Pre Purchase Consideration 

If you are considering purchasing a yacht or power boat, Ross can undertake a thorough survey to assess the condition of the craft, so you have a good understanding of  what issues there may be in relation to the hull, the steering, the driveline, the deck and fittings, electronics, navigation, safety gear, internal fittings, through hull fittings, seacocks, storage tanks, keels and keel bolts, running rigging and sails, radios, safety lines, anchoring, windows and hatches, bilge pumps, and a host of other items. 

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Marine Surveys of Yachts and Power Boats

Sydney, Middle Harbour, Pittwater and Hawkesbury

Mid-North Coast, Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Port Stephens 

Ph 0418 133 756         naylor.ross@gmail.com

Most Most marine insurance companies will require a marine survey of your boat before issuing a policy. Ross can undertake the survey, which can then be submitted to the insurance company. 

Our Lidgard 36 Sofia

The Cost of Your Survey

The normal survey cost is $22 per foot. For example a 30 ft boat would cost 30X22 = $ 660 plus GST.


Alternatively, I am happy to work on an hourly rate of $120 per hour plus GST. If the boat is in good condition with not too many complications, this can be a cheaper option for you.  

In some cases, travelling expenses may be involved, but this is not normally the case if the survey is near Sydney or the mid-North coast ( I am based in both areas). 

Boat Suitability Checks 

If you are thinking of buying a boat, Ross can check it for its suitability for your intended purpose. This is not a survey but a check on its condition and suitability. This can save you a lot of money and can avoid the expense of a complete and thorough survey. This service is not expensive and is charged on an hourly rate. 

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