Sollars Marine Surveys

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About SMS & Barney Sollars

 Sollars Marine Surveys provide marine surveys and consultancy to boat owners, insurance companies and marine professionals on the South Coast from Poole to Brighton and further afield.

I am a qualified and experienced marine industry professional with over 40 years experience with yachts and power craft.

I’m  full member at the IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) and an accredited member of the YDSA (Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association)

I hold a City & Guilds in yacht and boat building and an diploma in yacht surveying from the IIMS. I have a class IV commercial Master’s ticket (3000 tonnes) and also a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean.

Since completing my boat building apprenticeship I have had careers in sail training, private and commercial charter under power and sail and in 1998 I skippered a yacht around the world in the Clipper Round the World Race. On return I spent over eight years at Oyster Marine as a commissioning skipper and manager before moving to the Isle of Wight to work for Cowes Harbour Commission as a boatyard and senior general manager.

I have been a full time small craft surveyor since 2018.

My aim is to deliver a thorough, accurate and easily-read report specifically for you, tailored to your vessel and requirements.

I look forward to assisting you with your project, whatever it may be, please don’t hesitate to call or connect.

Barney Sollars 2024

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