Marine Surveyor
Argyll, Scotland

Call me now on 07980892762
I'm always happy to talk boats!

Cameron Springthorpe

Location / Availability

Based in Ardfern, Argyll, just south of Oban, I am available to survey private yachts and commercial vessels for pre-purchase, insurance or valuation purposes throughout the West Coast and as far south as Glasgow.

Background / Experience

Over the last 25 years, I have worked as a captain and engineer on all shapes and sizes of yachts and commercial vessels. When I join a new boat the first task is always to assess the condition and prioritise a job list so I have effectively been 'surveying' yachts for over 25 years, although I have only started offering this as a standalone service recently.

I am in the process of registering as an affiliate member with the YDSA and hold both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance to survey private or commercial vessels up to 30mtrs LOA.

As you explore my website, you will see that I am passionate about keeping vessels in a safe, seamanlike condition so this job is perfect for me!


(These are a few of the vessels I have worked on.)

Survey costs

I'd love to provide a quote for your specific needs, so please don't hesitate to get in touch, however, to give you an idea of costs a full survey of a 45ft yacht costs about £810.

Pre-Purchase / Full

£ 18 per foot LOA (min £570)

Valuation (opinion)

£10 per foot LOA (min £250)

Insurance renewal

£17 per foot LOA (min £570)

No VAT is payable on the above fees.

For vessels over 50 feet LOA and multihulls please add £1.50/ft.

Travel within Argyll included, thereafter charged at 45p per mile.

I am fully insured to survey private and commercial vessels up to 30mtrs LOA.

Get in touch

Please don't hesitate to give me a call to discuss your needs on 07980892762
or drop me an email to

I look forward to hearing from you.