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At Macduff Ship Design Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of professional and technical Naval Architecture and Consultancy services to the commercial marine and fishing industries.

Marine Survey

Marine Survey

At Macduff Ship Design Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of professional and technical Naval Architecture and Consultancy services to the commercial marine and fishing industries fishing industries.

Stability – Lightship checks & Inclines

We take pride in our reputation as leading vessel stability consultants in the UK.  We have conducted numerous inclining and lightship checks on vessels of all types in the UK and abroad,

We are also available to witness inclines as SCMS examiners.

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Workboat code Surveys

We are SCMS certifying authority examiners for workboats, commercial sailing and motor vessels or up to 24m in Load Line length, in accordance with the MCA Workboat Code of Practice for Small Commercial Craft and other small vessel codes.

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UT Survey

With technicians qualified to SNT Level II we can undertake non-destructive UT testing to detect wear and corrosion rates to highlight areas requiring replacement or weak areas which should be monitored to prevent future failures. Contact us today if you require this service individually or as part of a larger survey, we are able to work alongside MCA to carry out UT checks as part of your 5 year code survey.

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Valuation Surveys

If you are looking to purchase or sell a vessel, or are wishing to know the value of a vessel for lending purposes, then we can help. We will provide you with a detailed valuation report including a full list of vessel equipment, our assessment of the condition of the vessel and machinery, estimation of the vessel’s current market value and a comprehensive set of photographs. Get in touch to find out more and to discuss your needs.

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Insurance Surveys

We can offer a comprehensive survey to ascertain the condition of a vessel for insurance purposes. Contact us to find out more.

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Fitness for purpose

Using our expertise in specialist small vessel design, we will assist you by performing a survey to determine if your vessel is well suited to the tasks required of it. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Condition & Hull only Surveys

Vessel condition surveys may be needed for a variety of reasons, for example if you are considering putting your vessel on the market, for valuation purposes, insurance purposes, or just for your peace of mind. We can also perform a hull-only survey if required. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to assist.

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On and off-hire Surveys

We can conduct on-hire and off-hire survey for vessels going out to charter, or returning from a charter. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Damage Surveys

Unfortunately vessels can become damaged either in the course of normal service or through neglect. We can perform damage surveys to identify the scope of damage and provide recommendations for repair.

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