In build inspections of a composite superyacht

Internal hull structure being installed during SMH new build inspections

Steel hull fabrication inspections by SMH

Aluminium superstructure alignment quality

Systems PDI Inspection by SMH prior to delivery

New build inspections on a composite UK built sailing yacht

SMH in build inspections of steel alumnium superyacht

The same superyacht prior to PDI & Seatrials

32M new build saloon during construction

The same 32m saloon during PDI inspections

Deck moulding infusion being monitored by SMH during new build inspections

Newbuild and Refit

Since 2005 Saunders Morgan Harris has been working with Owners, Brokers and Distributors to ensure that the vessel they are building, or having refitted, is completed to specification, performs as intended and is of the best quality possible.

We work closely with the Yard, Owners and their Captain and Crew from the very start of the project right through to acceptance and beyond.

Services we offer include:

  • Selection of Builder
  • Guidance regarding Specification and review
  • Guidance on costs
  • Overseeing of the build through periodic inspection to include detailed reporting and photographic records
  • Liaison with Classification Societies and verification that requirements are met
  • Verification of stage payment milestones
  • Pre-delivery inspection and sea trial attendance
  • Warranty defects assessment and advice

As practicing surveyors for over twenty years with NDT ultrasound qualifications for composite builds and visual weld inspection qualifications for steel / aluminium yachts, the surveyors at SMH Ltd are highly qualified, however where there are particular requirements for additional skills SMH Ltd can additionally bring in our network of specialists which include:

  • Weld inspection and X-Ray assessment by a European Weld Inspector
  • Paint inspections by RMCI (normally for over 30M yachts)
  • Engineering systems inspection
  • Stability assessment by Naval Architects
  • Noise and Vibration assessment

Recent projects include:

  • 40m full build oversight, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.
  • 40m full build oversight, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.
  • 28m full build oversight, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance
  • 115’ Motoryacht PDI inspection and sea trial.
  • 32m Trideck Explorer Motoryacht, specification review, periodic inspections, stage payment assessment, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.
  • 30m Trideck Explorer Motoryacht, specification review, periodic inspections, stage payment assessment, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.
  • 30m Trideck Explorer Motoryacht, specification review, periodic inspections, stage payment assessment, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.
  • 47m Classic Motoryacht assessment for suitability for refit.
  • 82’ Yacht refit supervision in Antigua following purchase survey.
  • 67’ Composite Yacht build inspections, PDI Inspection including paint inspections and sea trial attendance. NDT of key structural parts of the vessel.
  • 55’, 57’ and 67’ in build inspections of bluewater cruising yachts with PDI and sea trial attendance.
  • 65’ Motoryacht PDI and sea trial attendance.
  • 10m Custom Superyacht Tender build supervision.

We have just completed in build inspections of a composite production yacht built in the UK.

We are currently undertaking new build inspections on a 35M steel and aluminium tri deck explorer yacht on the Adriatic coast and a 30M semi production composite motorboat in the UK, both to be launched towards the end of 2017.

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