✔ Pre-Purchase Surveys
✔ Insurance Surveys
✔ Limited Scope Surveys
✔ Hull Surveys
✔ Tonnage Surveys
✔ Valuation Reports
✔ River & Sea Trials
✔ Marine Consultation
We offer a free quotation service and are always happy to discuss our clients needs prior to taking an instruction.
WHERE WE WORK
We work all over London and have a good relationship with many of the major marinas & boat yards. See where we work.
Based in London our Principal Marine Surveyor at London Barge Surveys specialises in surveying Narrow Boats, Dutch Barges and Humber Barges. We conduct Pre Purchase, Insurance, and Hull Surveys on Narrow Boats, Barges & Houseboats based in and around the London & the Home Counties.
We appreciate that buying a barge or narrowboat can be a daunting prospect for any buyer and are on hand to help guide our clients through the process from pre-purchase contract to final survey report.
We are also able to offer our clients a range of additional services which include Marine Valuation Reports, Marine Project Management Service, Static, Sea & River Trials, Machinery Inspections, Oil Sample Analysis and conduct Deliveries.
We carry full indemnity insurance and are recognised by the YDSA (Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association), BMSE (British Marine Surveyors Europe), IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) and RINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects) as well as being International Boat Building Training College (IBTC) qualified in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying.
Read some of our past reports and see the detail with which we survey!
Meet the surveyor
Our Principal Surveyor, Rolf Thunecke is International Boat Building Training College (IBTC) qualified in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying. With 30 Years of marine experience and 30,000 miles under his belt Racing, Delivering & Cruising his own yacht.
Credentials & Qualifications
Diploma: Yacht & Small Craft Surveying - (IBTC)
Member: Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association - (YDSA)
Member: International Institute Marine Surveying - (IIMS)
Member: British Marine Surveyors Europe - (BMSE)
Associate Member: Royal Institute of Naval Architects - (RINA)
Member: Royal Yachting Association - (RYA)
Member: Royal Ocean Racing Club - (RORC)
Yacht Master Offshore - (RYA)
Bachelors Degree - The University of Manchester
what our clients say
'Being new to boating, Rolf was brilliant in keeping us informed and prepared at each stage of our pre-purchase survey. He gave us enough information to understand and make active decisions and he definitely helped us through a challenging pre-purchase survey outcome and change of plans. Choosing Rolf as our surveyor saved us money and kept our eyes wide open for a major investment into our dreams. Thank you!' - Charlotte Gorse
'Rolf was great to deal with and very happy to talk through his thorough report after the survey. He was available to answer questions and made buying my boat a far less daunting experience.' - Cressida Wetton
'Throughout the entire process Rolf was professional, easy to deal with and communicated brilliantly with us. Rolf's reports are extremely detailed but more importantly written in a way that makes sense. The support going through the findings verbally was invaluable for us and Rolf has answered numerous queries since. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending London Barge Surveys to anybody looking for an honest, hassle free pre-purchase survey.' - Chris Papworth
'Thank you for your prompt and professional service. This is our first boat purchase and it was reassuring to have someone we trusted advising us. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other boat buyers.' - Karen & Charles Bartlett
'The survey was very thorough and well written. Rolf was a pleasure to deal with and happy to answer follow-up questions.' - Stephen Pierce
'Thank you for all your help and assistance during the process of purchasing my narrow boat. The level of knowledge and professionalism was fantastic and made the process a lot less stressful.' - Martin Pavelka
'Thank you, for your very helpful and thorough report. The Jeremy Fisher is great, thank you for all your help.' - Frances Rossouw
'Thanks Rolf, I have read your survey report and am pleased by how comprehensive it is. I really appreciated speaking with you after the survey was completed, as this clarified a number of outstanding questions I had regarding the boat.' - Julie Beech
'Thanks to London Barge Surveys I now hold a hull survey which certifies that my 30 foot Springer has passed a thorough hull thickness inspection check. This paper work is not only imperative for me to obtain my insurance for when I get back on to the water but is a reassuring nod that gives me the confidence to carry on with the project.' - Mike Mansfield
Location & Hours
Based in the heart of London we are able to offer our clients up and down the Thames, as well as around the Capital the benefit of our local knowledge & expertise.
Rope Street, Plough Way
London. SE16 7SZ
Tel. 07963 050459
MONDAY - SATURDAY
9am - 7pm