Pre-Purchase

Pre-Purchase surveys, the most searching survey, looking at all aspects of a vessels condition and function.

Insurance & Valuation

Depending on the exact requirements of the insurance company, an Insurance survey looks at the the structural condition of a vessel and her principle machinery.

Consultancy and Research

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

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) 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, private charter, a circumnavigating race skipper with Clipper Ventures and spent over eight years with Oyster Marine as a commissioning skipper and manager.

Working from a base in Cowes he covers the Isle of Wight, South Coast and will travel 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