Over 35 years professional experience in marine and aerospace industries.
A bespoke advanced international marine surveying service specialising in composite built structures.
Through the use of advanced NDT technology and traditional marine surveying methods, UK Europe and International marine surveys inspections are carried out on recreational yachts, machinery and components.
Accredited NDT Marine Surveyor.
NDT inspections and consultancy are conducted to aerospace standards in accordance with EN 4179.
Marine surveys are to Lloyd's certified standards.
Award winner from the Department for Innovation.
European Yacht Surveyors Association Member.
Harwood Marine Surveys carry out the following surveys and inspections.If you can't see what you require, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
PRE - PURCHASE SURVEY
Provides a full appraisal of the vessels structure, build quality and all equipment. Thermal Imaging 3D/IR technology is included in pre-purchase surveys.
Confirms everything is working correctly before a vessel is purchased, repairs have been undertaken or a vessel has been in for refit.
New and used tested under load. Oil analysis is obtained and sent away for analysis and this assists to have a service history for future reference.
Specific area surveys carried out on components and structures to identify faults that can be present..
Key stage inspections and sea trials before and after completion are carried out to confirm what is required for the refit and ensure the refit is on time ,within budget and components are installed correctly.
The structural integrity of a vessel is surveyed to obtain insurance cover and when a valuation is required.
For owners, buyers, owners agents and yards when unforeseen problems can or have occurred on a new build or a vessel has been in for refit or repair.
Defects surveyed before reaching a settlement with a third party or insurance company. When major damage has occurred it is advisable for the owner to engage an independent surveyor even though the insurance company may appoint their own surveyor.
New build inspections carried out before a yacht is handed over and leaves the factory to the new client.
NDT nondestructive testing is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. When the survey inspection or test is completed the part can still be used. Harwood Marine Surveys use the very latest NDT equipment and techniques to compliment their services.
THERMAL IMAGING 3D/IR
3D/IR Thermography, three dimensional analysis software is used to examine findings in fine detail on composites, wood and metallics.
Used on composite and metallic built structures and components to identify thickness of materials and anomalies within a material.
LIVE THERMAL IMAGING
Confirms in real time on site when there are anomalies in composite timber and metallic materials.
Highlights anomalies on composites and metallic components and structures. It is also used with dye penetrant on metallics when required.
Identifies and highlights any anomalies within metallic components.
Identifies moisture content in timber & GRP materials.