“Safeguarding your investment”

Some latest feedback ...

July 2022

… thank you for your honest opinion and frankness with regards to the condition of her structure. You have been extremely thorough. Your report has given me the confidence to purchase the vessel knowing exactly what is needed to restore her to her former glory and enabled me to make her safe.

- N. Pridding.

July 2022

… a very thorough report and very helpful.

- D. Spencer

June 2022

What a master piece.

- M. Branci

Nov 2021

I just wanted to say a big thank you for saving me a bucket of money and a couple of gallons of concentrated sorrow over “…” yacht.

- N.Holmes

Aug 2021

Nice to meet you today. Really appreciated your honesty and sincerity…

Made us feel happier.

- P. Harris

Aug 2021

You have been of inestimable value to us and it is so good to send the boat to a new home where she will be appreciated.

- J. Ratcliffe

June 2021

I am absolutely delighted with your report. Having no experience of cruising sail boats it gives me a reassuring picture of the boat and the work needed to get her sailing again.

- T. Keaney

June 2021

… working with you was a pleasure and we would heartily recommend your services.

- Mike and Jean

May 2021

...comprehensive and very well presented report.

- T. Teggart

April 2021

This is incredibly thorough and helpful, thank you.

- S.Cooper

Feb 2021

The communication and processes seamless. Gerry was able to explain the scope of his survey and gave clear advice … The report is well put together and is clear, concise and easy to understand. I can whole heartedly recommend.

- D. Cornfield

Dec 2020

Thank you for your the report. It is exceptional in its detail and fills us with confidence …

- D. Coulter

September 2020

Many thanks for an excellent and prompt service.

P. Coltman

July 2020

Your advice and guidance throughout this process has been invaluable and is really appreciated.

I. Morrison

July 2020

.. all in all a good result, just goes to show it always pays to have a survey, even on a nearly new yacht.

- P. Goddard

June 2020

A comprehensive and really interesting report. 

- J.M Pugh

June 2020

Thank you Gerry … You have a real love for boats which shines through and illuminates your work!  - it's a really thorough, intelligent and well written report ...

- B. Roberts

February 2020

we got a good deal … Many thanks for your expert services.

- P.Allin    

October 2019

Thats great, thanks for everything. Really thorough report

- R. Jeffreys

May 2019

Thanks very much not just for your survey, which I'm very pleased with, but also for explaining to me how some things work …. I'll certainly call upon your services again.

- A. Petch

Jan 2019

Thank you for the survey report and detailed advisory statements. As always we appreciate your thoroughness and consummate professionalism.

- D. Brown

Sept 2018

I was really impressed with the professional report you produced and would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future. 

- F. Jackson

July 2018

Thank you for a truly professional service.  It was a pleasure to deal with you. The quality, scope and expertise of your survey has been of the highest professional standard. Thank you.

- R. Addis

July 2018

Many thanks Gerry for your very comprehensive and helpful report.

- M. Byrne

June 2018

Many thanks for your very thorough inspection and report.

- R. Smith

May 2018

Many thanks for the survey along with a great deal of detailed information, very impressive.

- A. Brook

April 2018

Thank you for your comprehensive and speedy report which is much appreciated and also for allowing me to ask questions during your work which I found most helpful in understanding more about the boat.

- M. Shaw

April 2018

Thank you kindly for your assistance. It has all helped me very much.
- B. Ellams

Mar 2018

Thank you for the 'job well done'. Your recommendations very valuable thanks. 

- S.Calveley

Feb 2018

Thank you for the thorough and detailed report.

- P.Read

Jan 2018

Can I just thank you for the time taken to explain the issues and for the advice you gave which was invaluable.

- D. Welling

Dec 2017

Thanks for the survey report which is very thorough. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the condition of the yacht with you on Friday and the helpful descriptions of what to look for in an older yacht.

- S. Irvine

Oct 2017

.. high quality and detailed survey, which was a great help.

- R. Hersee

Oct 2017

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your efforts last Friday. You have certainly helped to reduce the stress of purchasing xxx as well as giving some good advice to us newbies.

- S. Greig

September 2017

Thank you for the report, which is very thorough … It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to follow through the survey with you. You couldn't have been clearer as you explained everything to me. For my part it was not only informative, but a real bonus to watch you work and to understand more about the boat. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Thanks to your survey we have negotiated a contribution towards the rudder bearing repair.

- B. Ogley

September 2017

Thank you for a very professional service, I would be more than happy to recommend your services.

- M. Smart

September 2017

Many thanks for turning this around so quickly for me, and thanks for all your help with the survey.

- S. Rooke

August 2017

Thank you for such a comprehensive report - very pleased with the results and all going ahead, including the minor repairs you suggest.

-  J. Hudson

June 2017

The whole process was seamless and Gerry kept me fully informed and talked me through his findings. This enabled me to renegotiate the price... a real pleasure to work with. Highly recommend his services.

- N. Simper

June 2017

I'd like to say thank you very much for your swift and professional service in surveying the yacht for me. 

- G. Anderson

May 2017

I have been looking forward to reading your report.  It is thorough and concise.  Thank you.

- S. Luszniak.

April 2017

I have to say I found your survey report very thorough and very detailed and it was a great comfort to read it.

- O. Owens

March 2017

Thanks for being so prompt with everything it's a five star service you give and I will recommend you to anybody.

- G. Booth

Feb 2017

I have found your service to be exceptional and will highly recommend you to anyone in need of surveying in the future.

- B. Fowles

Feb 2017

Very comprehensive, and inspires great confidence in the continuation of the purchase of her... I thank you and have no problems advertising your skills to anyone. 

- S. Musgrave

Dec 2016

Thank you for your prompt and professional report.

- M. Henley

Nov 2016

Many thanks Gerry for such a thorough survey and promptly carried out. 

- C. Smith

Oct 2016

Thanks for all your efforts today, was a pleasure. 

- G. Pearce 

Oct 2016

It was a pleasure to meet you and also to learn so much more  …

- W. Davies

August 2016

Thanks for all you have done for us

- R. Buchan

August 2016

Thank you for your time on Friday …. I can now go ahead with progressing the purchase, confidently.

- E. Nystrom

June 2016

Thank you so much, a great Survey, will definitely be recommending you to anyone who we know needs a surveyor.

- K. Cruxon

May 2016

It was nice meeting you on Friday, especially someone so knowledgeable about boats … I learned a lot from you.

- B.Williams

May 2016

Thank you so much for your comprehensive report; it has really given me peace of mind with going ahead with the purchase.

- A. Martin

May 2016

Many thanks for your thorough resumé of the survey. It was a pleasure to speak with you and I would certainly recommend you to anyone else wanting a boat survey!

- S. Ratcliffe

March 2016

Many thanks for that Gerry, a pleasure meeting with you an education much appreciated.

- G. James

March 2016

Thank you very much  Gerry. A very thorough survey - I shall certainly come to you again if It ever buy another boat !

- M. Jeffrey

November 2015

Thank you very much, I really appreciated being talked through the various points on the day.

- K. Forster

September 2015

Thanks Gerry . What a great service!!

 - D. Slinger

May 2015

Thank you for the survey. It was nice to meet and a pleasure to work alongside you. We are very pleased with the result. If ever we are asked, we will certainly recommend your company.
- R. Levy

May 2015

Thank you Gerry – Superb speedy service.

- N. Evans

April 2015

Thank you for the survey and a job well done

- J. Abbott

March 2015

Thanks for the comprehensive survey report. It has given us the assurance we were looking for to go ahead

- A. Howlan

Jan 2015

Thank you for the survey, very well done ! I will have no hesitation in recommending your excellent services to others.

- G. Evans

Dec 2014

First class thanks Gerry. A very detailed report which also gives a very good work list for the next season.


Nov 2014

Thanks Gerry, for a thorough survey carried out in challenging conditions and for my prompt receipt of it. I will find it a very useful guide in renovating.

-F. Griffiths

Oct 2014

Thank you for doing this so quickly we really appreciate it.

- M. Newsham

July 2014

Thanks very much Gerry, have had time to read this through now. It is a very comprehensive report and very helpful too.

- B. Bingham


July 2014

Many thanks for this excellent report, both in content and format! Your prompt attention is very much appreciated.

-M. White

July 2014

... we managed to have our  warranty reinstated … thanks for your assistance.

- A&J. Baker

June 2014

Thank you for this and your efforts and attention to detail. …. As member of the local sailing clubs I will happily recommend you.
- B Oulton

May 2014

Many thanks for your very comprehensive survey and for setting our minds at rest.

 -A. Baker

May 2014

Gerry, many thanks for your survey report - it gives me great confidence in the purchase.

- A.Robberts

April 2014

Thank you for the survey you conducted … and for your advice. You even included pictures which the surveyor for the original purchase did not include.  An excellent service.

- S.Solar

April 2014

Thank you for this it has given me full confidence in the purchase.  I will be sure to recommend you should anyone require a surveyor.

- Ben Hickman

March 2014

I shall have no hesitation in using you again in the future.

- J. Neale

Feb 2014

.... negotiated a significant

price reduction to cover the cost of repairing the P Bracket so

particular thanks for bringing that matter to my attention.’

- Mr O’Loughlin

January 2014

Excellent  survey … appreciate a very professional & comprehensive survey ‘

- J Connor

November 2013

 ‘Many thanks for

the survey … makes it easy to purchase with confidence. Thank you for your hard work

 - D. Wareham

 September 2013

 ’Many thanks for

your thorough survey and comprehensive report. I thought you provided a thoroughly

professional service.’

- R. Loynes

July 2013

 ‘Thanks Gerry, I really appreciate the speed of  the survey and the swift report’

- J.Pollard

June 2013

 ‘Thank you very much for the work .... It is perfect !’

- C. Peyre


April 2013

Many thanks for the very full & informative survey’

- J . Snell

Mar 2013

We are amazed at the detail ... service which definitely qualifies as above and beyond’

- G. Frost

Oct 2012

‘Brilliant Gerry !Thanks so much.’

- Mr & Mrs Green

Sept 2012

“Many thanks for your excellent survey report.”

 - Mr Wynn

Aug 2012

“Thanks you for your advice, help, very prompt survey and report and would have no hesitation to recommend or use you again in the future.”

 - Mr Greenwood

Sept 2012

“Thanks Gerry – a very thorough & well presented professional service.”

 - Mr Rice

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Yacht, Power & Narrowboat Marine Surveyors

Welcome to Ridge Marine Surveying Ltd ... We are qualified Marine Surveyors covering Pwllheli Marina, Conwy Marina, Deganwy Marina, Caernarfon, Port Dinorwic, Porthmadoc Holyhead and Barmouth areas of North Wales. We have been involved in the Marine Industry for over 30 years and are full members of the British Marine Federation.

Gerry Ridge B.A (Hons), BMSE, AssocRINA, AMYDSA is a full member of British Marine Surveyors, an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and an Accredited Member of the YDSA (Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association)

The YDSA is the foremost regulatory body for surveyors in the UK and require their members to undertake continual professional development throughout their career to keep up to date on the latest knowledge within the marine industry. All surveys are carried out under their standard terms and conditions. We have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

For free advice call: 07734 169 215




We provide the following marine survey inspections:

Surveys at short notice with fast turnaround

Marine Surveys from £11 per foot

We do not charge VAT

No travelling expenses in North Wales & North West

We have a background of experience in the marine industry including as delegate Marine Surveyors for the Seafish Industry Authority, who help to improve safety at sea for the fishing industry and provide such services as registration, survey and certification of vessels. Seafish surveyors work with boat builders and fishermen, providing guidance if needed, to ensure boats are built to a safe standard.

Gerry has also been an Authorised Examiner of commercial craft for MECAL, the MCA Certifing Authority.



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