I was introduced to Graham when he surveyed my OVNI for its new owner, I was so impressed by his knowledge and professionalism that when I needed a pre purchase survey for my new boat I had no hesitation in using him. His report was through, easy to understand and arrived in good time. The owner of the boat I was buying was similarly impressed and says he will ask Graham to survey his next boat.

J Hunter.


Graham was extremely helpful and conscientious with our Sealine S23 pre-purchase survey. He provided us with good advice prior to the Sea trial and carried out a very thorough survey including oil and engine analysis. He also provided opportunities to discuss his findings both following the on-site visit and post issue of the report. We thoroughly recommend him to any potential boat buyers.

K Martin.


I was looking for a surveyor for a pre-purchase survey and a sea trial for a Sweden 54 Carbon. I found and contacted Graham of Harwood Marine Surveys. Graham did a great job, answered all my questions, and supported me perfectly in all aspects of the survey, sea trial, and repair/maintenance work on the boat. The survey was very comprehensive and included thermography of the hull and all structural parts of the boat, checking off all electronic equipment, rigging (stepping up the mast), and the machinery. To identify any problems with the engine, generator, and hydraulics Graham obtained oil analysis to see what was going on inside (to be honest I never heard of that before). During the sea trial all the equipment was tested again, the rigging and a second thermography of all ‘high stress’ areas under load were done. Finally, I’m very happy that the boat performed well and was in perfect condition. Thanks to the extensive survey I bought the boat with good confidence. There were different things to organize after the closing and Graham was still available as a very qualified contact. To make a long story short: 100 % recommendation!

Yoshi Y.


I am very happy to have found Graham from Harwood Marine Surveys for the pre-purchase survey of an Arcona 465 carbon with carbon hull and spars. Although the boat was of recent construction (2015), it had been intensively raced, so I wanted a thorough check by someone experienced with carbon structures, which is what led me to contact Graham. He offered a complete and competitively priced package including sea survey, engine oil analysis, and valuation. All the services were provided in the agreed timeframe (winds of 35 knots did not hamper the sea trials with thermography under load!), with a clear, concise, and well-illustrated report. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge and experience together with the advanced techniques he applies, Graham provides a clear judgment of issues and positively attests to safety, allowing him to move forward with confidence. After the survey, he remained fully available for questions and advice. This was again very useful for making cost-saving decisions. I warmly recommend Graham.

Frederic B.


Graham has been supporting me in my selection of a blue sea vessel for ocean sailing. His knowledge is vast, his advice sound and professionally given and he is happy to engage freely to help me make the right decisions. I deem his support crucial in making the right choice and I am certain that with his help I will.

Colin B.


Graham Connor of Harwood Marine Surveys provided an exceptional service when I asked him to complete a pre-purchase survey of my Pogo 40 in Port Camargue, France. The report was presented on time to the agreed price and was very thorough. Refreshingly it not only identified defects (as expected) but also contained positive feedback on the condition and build quality of the boat and her equipment - very comforting when you are about to part with your life savings! Graham subsequently joined me for the delivery of the boat from the Med back to the UK, and his knowledge and experience were invaluable during the 2000 nm trip.

Steve R.