Sollars Marine Surveys is owned and run by Barney Sollars, a marine surveyor with over 35 years of marine industry experience including refit management, new build commissioning, round the world racing and boat building.

Barney is a member of the IIMS. (International Institute of Marine Surveying) and is an affiliate of the YDSA (Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association)He has a City and Guilds in Yacht and Boat Building, a Commercial Masters Certificate and a diploma in Yacht Surveying from the IIMS.

An experienced seafarer, Barney has operated in the spheres of sail training and private charter, he was a circumnavigating race skipper with Clipper Ventures and also spent over eight years with Oyster Marine as a commissioning skipper and manager before moving in to boat yard management and subsequently Marine Surveying.

Working from a base in Cowes he covers the Isle of Wight, South Coast and will travel further afield and worldwide if required.

His services are designed to be tailored to your situation, vessel and needs, all services will be discussed and agreed upon in detail before commencement.

On every occasion his aim is a thorough, accurate, easily read report of the required aspects of any given vessel.

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

Barney Sollars 2019


Contact Form

If you would like to know if Sollars Marine Surveys can be of assistance or have dates in mind for a survey please don't hesitate to call, 07757 718815, email me directly, or use the contact form on this page.

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Damage & Repair Assessement





Damage & repair assessement and representation for insurance companies and 3rd parties

Insurance & Valuation

Requirements of insurance companies vary but as a minimum, an Insurance Survey looks at the the structural condition of a vessel and her principle machinery.


Pre-Purchase surveys, a thorough inspection, looking at all available aspects of a vessels condition and function.

Consultancy & Research





Sollars Marine Surveys are available for all investigations, refit, new build management projects and also offer tonnage measurement.