Marine Surveys on Wooden Boats, Classic Yachts, Modern GRP Yachts and Power Boats.
ClassicBoatSurveys.com - Marine Surveyors specialising in Timber and Classic Yacht Surveys since 1989.
The CBS Marine Survey Practice was started in 1989 by Kathleen Kilbey I.Eng MRINA, who personally had many years experience of maintaining her own classic “Buchanan 11 tonner” timber racing yacht, which was kept in Lloyds +100A1 class during her ownership.
ClassicBoatSurveys.com have carried out many hundreds of Marine Surveys, ranging from large Classic Yachts, such as the 1936 J class “Velsheda” (steel hull – surveyed in 1992 prior to purchase and restoration), to “Breeze” (the oldest Pilot Cutter afloat as at 1992 when first surveyed) and Large modern powerboats such as a Riva 55 surveyed on the River Thames. (For this sea-trial, special permission had to be obtained from the Port of London Authority to make a run at full speed - in excess of 35 knots).
ClassicBoatSurveys.com have also supervised the construction of a number of large GRP vessels several of which were subsequently delivered to the Riviera by way of Biscay and Gibralter. Click here to visit these pages
Marine Surveys are generally carried out for prospective yacht owners prior to purchase, for Marine Insurance, or in order to build a work schedule for restoration.
CBS associates are keen and experienced sailors and motor-boaters. Kathy Kilbey is herself an experienced Yacht skipper (30+ years) and holds RYA Yachtmaster and ICC certification for both power and sailing leisure vessels up to 24 metres / 65ft LOA (80 tons GT). KJK has been a keen sailor since the 1950′s and has competed in most of the major RORC races over the years, including the Fastnet race in 1989. Click here for downloadable pdf presentation. Sinbad’s Fastnet 1989
A 1970′s Hunter 701 lifting keel sloop is currently being restored by KJK as a retirement project for cruising and racing in the Bristol Channel; please visit the “Apache Project” pages for the full story.
Kathy Kilbey is currently Rear Commodore of Lydney Yacht Club and is actively involved in helping refurbish and develop the club’s dinghy and cruising facilities. Lydney is an interesting and challenging place to sail, being the most Northerly proper deepwater harbour on the Bristol Channel.
Please visit www.lydneyyachtclub.org for details of LYC sailing activities and how to get there by road or sea……
Please note; this site is being developed and updated on a continous basis so please do come and see us again soon
Naval Architects, Marine Surveyors and Consultants
Based United Kingdom South Coast (Solent) and Midlands (Gloucester)
Telephone: +44 (0) 845 680 1989 Cellphone: +44 (0) 7799 686 979
Fax: +44 (0) 700 580 1821
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