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 35 years experience with yachts and power craft.
I hold a City & Guilds in yacht and boat building and an HND 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 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.
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 2020