Merry Fisher 585, "North Star".
"Henry was efficient, liaised with the yard and me effectively and wrote a comprehensive, helpful report. Recommended." -Eddie Day, September 2022.
Moody 38CC, "Moonshadow".
"Henry has undertaken a pre-purchase, condition and valuation survey. Throughout the process Henry has been prompt and approachable. The report is comprehensive with a good easy structure to ensure the important issues are focused on first. We would recommend him." - Richard Metcalf, August 2022.
ScanYacht 391, "Trombone".
"I contacted Henry to request a full yacht survey for my Scanyacht 391 which is now 20 years old and insurers are requesting an up to date marine survey. He replied promptly and set a day and date to carry out the survey. He also made a number of enquiries about the boat and it's history before visiting her. He visited exactly when he said he would and promptly provided a full professional survey document only two days later. The survey report was clear and concise. Photographs were included where applicable. There were several recommendations which I had been expecting and a few I was not. I am in total agreement with his findings and recommendations. He was professional, punctual and courteous, in brief a pleasure to work with. I recommend H T Bettle & Co without any hesitation." - C.Clayton-Payne, June 2022.
Hunter Legend 326, "Lily".
"Henry completed a pre-purchase survey of a 32ft Hunter Cruiser for me. He was punctual and took time to answer all my questions and explain issues. He went out of his way to test all equipment ,despite a few obstacles ,and sought out information that was not immediately available. I am very happy with the timeliness and detail of the report and would certainly recommend him to others with similar needs." - P. Devereux, May 2022.
Bayliner 265, "Doddy".
"Henry has just completed a pre-purchase, condition and valuation survey for us. The survey is very detailed with photographs and the format is easy to read and understand with recommendations given at every stage. The survey arrived very promptly and we found Henry to be a true professional and very approachable, highly recommended." - K. Winchester, April 2022.
Bavaria 39, "Emma".
"Showed great patience with us as we asked lots of questions throughout the survey! Very thorough survey and prompt issuance of report.." - G Page, February 2022.
Dehler 31, "Serendipity".
"Henry has carried out a pre purchase survey on a 31 foot sailing cruiser. All dealings with him were consistent with first contact; efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. The survey, and report, were objective and thorough, but importantly to me at least, pragmatic – concentrating on the important stuff. Henry always gave helpful answers to questions inspiring confidence with his extensive knowledge. I would certainly recommend his services." - C Luff, January 2022.
Dehler Duetta 86, "Fiddlers Reach".
"Henry has produced a wonderfully clear and precise insurance survey for me. He was very helpful in going through any questions and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Highly recommended." - S Oliver, December 2021.
Fairline Holiday, "Passion".
"I commissioned a pre purchase survey by Henry on a Fairline Holiday and his detailed written report with photos enabled me to make an informed decision. From my initial enquiry to receiving the report, I found Henry a pleasure to deal with and professional throughout. Recommended!" - P. Bunting, November 2021.
Hunter Horizon 272, "Spring of Lymington".
"Henry completed a detailed survey my Hunter Horizon 272 on 01/10/21. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Henry, from initial conversation to final report. Henry is highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable and has first hand practical experience gained from restoring his own boat. He is also refreshingly enthusiastic and positive! His final report, a detailed professional written document, will be of great help to me going forwards. I thoroughly recommend Henry to all boat owners looking for a full survey or specific advice." - R Mansell, October 2021.
Westerly Merlin, "HayBee".
"Henry carried out an insurance valuation survey on our Westerly Merlin HayBee. Henry is extremely thorough, has meticulous attention to detail and really knows his stuff! 100% recommended!" - A Lambton, August 2021.
Jeanneau NC9, "Flypast".
"Henry is the absolute prfessional, a pleasure to deal with, Surveying two prospective purchases for me he welcomed my presence near the conclusion of the surveys,clearly explaining his main findings and the solution.His full reports (with photos) were in my hands within two days .I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone ." - J Griffiths, July 2021.
Fairline Corsica 35, "Jesolika".
"Henry Bettle carried out a full and Thorough survey on my vessel, I found him a very pleasant to deal with and I would highly recommend his services that are also very fairly priced." - Gary W, June 2021.
Larson Cabrio 310, "Osh Bosh".
"I asked Henry to carry out a pre-purchase survey on a 31 foot twin-engined motor cruiser, which will be my first boat. He is very friendly, polite, professional and knowledgeable – clearly he is at the top of his field. The 29-page report which I received only two days later was clearly written, very detailed (including photos) and organised into logical sections with a final list of recommendations summarised at the end. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Henry to others needing a survey and if in the future I get as far as buying boat number 2, I will ask Henry to survey that one too." - Paul G, May 2021.
Morgan-Giles 30, "Magpie".
"Henry has been an absolute pleasure to work with. We requested an insurance survey on our old 30ft GRP yacht and he was prompt, efficient and communicative and wrote a very detailed and clear 26 page report [including photos] which we received in a couple of days. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in responding to questions and we wouldn't hesitate to contact him again." - J Feeney, April 2021.
Dehler 34, "Little Wing".
"Henry was very helpful and great to work with during purchase of our new boat - very happy indeed and well recommended!" - S Coles, April 2021.
Nimbus 365 Coupe, "Mistral".
"First met Henry when he was engaged by the purchaser of my previous boat, a Seaward 23. That was given a very thorough survey with great attention to detail. Just recently asked Henry to do a pre-purchase survey on a Nimbus 365. Again a very thorough job looking at all aspects of the motor cruiser. I would not hesitate to recommend Henry Bettle to any sailor whether buying of selling a yacht - he is simply first class." - A Johnstone, March 2021.
Elan 31, "Stelmaria".
"Great service and thorough survey. Henry called immediately after the survey to provide highlights and talked me though the key points. The written report followed within a few days. He is also happy to take calls if you want clarification." - Felicity Bestwick, February 2021.
Sealine F42/5, "Crabby".
"Having recently decided to buy a motor yacht, I thought that, despite a survey being available that was only 6 months old, that I should obtain an up-to-date survey and valuation. Henry reacted quickly and efficiently to carry out the survey as well as advising on the protocols of a lift-out to enable a full hull inspection. I am impressed with the relaxed but efficient manner to which Henry applied himself and would have no hesitation in recommending his services.." - Steve Jacobs, February 2021.
Bavaria Cruiser 46 Style, "Gin and On It".
"Henry carried out a pre-purchase survey of the Bavaria 46 Cruiser which we expect to buy shortly (January 2021) Everything went to plan, and we received a very well laid out and thoroughly comprehensive report within 3 days, after a phoned summary on the afternoon of the inspection. Gladly he found no serious problems, but the minor items needing attention were pointed out and will be fixed. Whilst not something I plan to do on a regular basis, I would use Henry's services again, and have no hesitation in recommending him to whom it may concern." - David Wright, January 2021.
Southerly 100, "Flyin Fish".
"Henry was recommended by a couple of people and I was really pleased with the service and survey. Very knowledgeable and happy to talk through any questions I had." - David Goodman, January 2021.
Nicholson 35, "Satori".
"Henry surveyed my Nicholson 35 for insurance purposes. I was impressed with his professionalism and knowledge and the clear & concise final report which was perfect for the purpose. I would not hesitate to use Henry again in the future." - High Seas, December 2020.
Hustler 30, "Polkadot".
"Henry was very easy to deal with, punctual, reported well and accurately giving sound advice. Would certainly use again." - David Chinn, December 2020.
Hunter Horizon 27, "Rosanne".
"Henry has surveyed a couple of boats for me, his reports were excellent and delivered promptly. Henry happily discussed the reports in detail and I would thoroughly recommend him." - Mark Owens, November 2020.
Bavaria 320 Sportline, "Kildrummy".
"I would have absolutely no problem recommending Henry to anyone, he was very easy to talk to, and carried out a very thorough and comprehensive pre purchase and valuation survey for me. It made the purchase of the boat a comfortable experience knowing that the issues that were found, were also backed up with a method of repair. It enabled me to negotiate a fair price for the boat based on his thorough work." - Glyn Cooper, November 2020
Catalina 320, "Scallywag".
"Henry was recommended to us by a highly regarded surveyor in the Hamble River who couldn’t survey the boat we intended to purchase due to his busy schedule. Henry was well researched, meticulous, thorough and methodical in his approach to the survey. The survey was timely and well written and detailed with photographs. He was able to answer our numerous questions and admittedly we were impressed with his availability online, on the phone and via e mail. Definitely highly recommended." - Roberto Cioccari, November 2020
29ft Falmouth Work Boat, "Day Spring".
"Henry was an absolute pleasure to deal with, he was prompt with replies to questions, completed the survey on time and delivered his report within 2 days. The report was comprehensive and ticked all the boxes. I have no hesitation in recommending Henry for pre-purchase boat surveys. My thanks Henry." - Ian Uglow, October 2020
Seastream 34, "Ruddles".
"Henry Bettle was recommended by a well known surveyor who was unable to visit the boatyard in question. Henry was very helpful before, during and after the survey. The report was received promptly and Henry was happy to talk through findings and give me further advice. Highly recommended. I’ll use him again without hesitation.." - Craig Sanders, September 2020
Hunter Legend 326, "Magic".
"Very positive experience ! Survey undertaken in a very professional manner, excellent client communications, and a very clear and detailed report. I would thoroughly recommend Henry for anyone requiring a pre-purchase survey!." - Neil Adams, September 2020
Jeanneau Sunlight 31, "Sweet Liberty".
"Best money I've ever spent. Fine tooth comb springs to mind. Very professional. An education." - Pat Mcevoy , August 2020
"I am a first-time boat-buyer so I was definitely trepidatious about getting survey results that I may not understand -- Henry was very helpful in explaining plainly the results of the survey, and the report I received was comprehensive and clear. He was also kind enough to follow up to clarify any questions, and ultimately the survey saved me from making a pretty catastrophic mistake with my first boat. I highly recommend." - S. Josephine Czarnecki , August 2020
Bavaria 320 Sportline , "Sweet Memories"
"I engaged Henry to carry out a pre-purchase survey on a 23ft yacht in Southampton. From the first phone call to enquire right through to completion Henry was professional, polite and friendly, his approach put us at ease and we felt extremely confident in Henrys ability. Henry clearly a yachtsman left the yacht in a better state then when he arrived, he took time to discuss his findings and offer suggestions, his report was delivered punctually and professionally. I would have no doubts about using Henry's services again and,neither should you." - Jon Stewart , July 2020
Delphia 29 , "Scarlet"
"Great service offered by Henry - very comprehensive survey, which included recommendations + highlighted a key issue to be resolved before purchase. Very easy to deal with & his support pre, during & post survey has been fantastic, a big thank you - very happy." - Chris Hammond , July 2020
Seaward 23 , "Allora"
"Henry Bettle was recommended to me by a well known, long established Marine Surveyor. I visited his website and was impressed by his extensive professional qualifications. Called him, quickly agreed terms and a date for the survey. An extensive and detailed report was sent to me within 3 days. of the survey. The report was clear, easy to understand and extremely helpful. As a result, I was able to agree with the vendor some work that needed to be done and to negotiate a fair price for my purchase. I'd suggest that anyone, particularly in the Chichester and West Sussex area, needing the services of a Marine Surveyor contact Henry Bettle of H T Bettle & Co." - Stewart Wooles, July 2020
Sigma 41 , "Sparta"
"Without a shadow of a doubt one of the best Yacht surveyors in the business,Henry is totally ahead of his game.. He travelled to Gosport to Survey my Sigma 41 at no extra cost,then proceeded to turn my Yacht upside down but afterwards you would never had known that he had been there...everything was replaced back in its place. A very detailed report followed including hi resolution pictures and a fair evaluation of the vessel..this appeared in my inbox less than 48 hours after the survey had been done. Overall I can't fault the service I received...I totally recommend H T Bettle & Co to anybody who requires a boat survey" - Roger Daves, June 2020
Hunter Horizon 26 , "Delphis"
"We decided to sell the boat and needed a seller survey as we had bought a new boat. Henry was able to fit me in despite being very busy and the service and feedback he gave me on the day was excellent. He promised a report and it was delivered on time. The quality and content of the report was clear - it came with recommendations on actions needed and on the final page a summary that showed all the actions in priority order - so simple for an interested buyer to understand. Thanks again - Excellent and very happy to recommend." - Chris Sprules, May 2020
Moody 336 , "Allegria"
"Very satisfied with the service, quick turnaround, friendly and helpful, would not hesitate to contract again." - Phillip Agg, March 2020
James Wharram Design , "Mahanga"
"Polite, courteous, communicated well and turned up on time. Did a very through survey on my new build sailing catamaran including pointing out some (sensible) small changes I should make to improve safety and security. His report was well presented, accurate and well received by my insurance company. Highly recommended." - Richard Flegg, March 2020
Westerly Centaur, "Jo Jo"
"Very professional pre purchase survey, all areas covered so I was able to make an informed decision, confidently. Very prompt and open to questions. Recommended!" - John Horton, March 2020
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855, "Waveform"
"Very professional service, on time and in-depth report, highlighting all areas even the smallest of details within the survey, I would recommend H T Bettle & Co to all friends and family knowing that they are in safe hands." - R Ayling, Feb 2020
Gib Sea 84, "Racy Lady"
"Henry was a pleasure to deal with while surveying a potential boat to purchase. He is clearly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about boats and being able to talk to him about potential concerns was really worthwhile. He provided a detailed, thorough survey report providing many useful recommendations. I would definitely recommend Henry to anyone requiring a survey." T Ward, Feb 2020
Seahog Hunter, "Debbie-Anne"
"After really struggling to find a Marine Surveyor who would not only agree to come and survey my small GRP fishing vessel, but who would also not charge extortionate fees, I happened on Henry by chance. Professional from start to finish, provided the same day with a professional in depth survey report and valuation (PDF) which even the insurers were impressed by when they received it this morning. Would not hesitate to recommend." -Andy Gerstel, Jan 2020
Sun Odyssey 35, "Isiana"
"Henry is a very thorough Boat Surveyor, I thought there must be a catch when I checked his prices. His survey was excellent and very detailed and I managed to secure a further reduction in price due to the keel / hull seal and bolts being slightly loose. Thanks Henry. I would recommend him to any one that wanted a survey done." Danial Bisset, December 2019.
Contessa 26, "Sulali"
"Henry was a pleasure to deal with and at short notice carried out a thorough investigation of my 40 year old Contessa 26. His detailed, well written report has provided me with some very useful advice and recommendations which I will be following up. Truly excellent service - I would not hesitate recommending him to other boat owners." Simon Jollands, December 2019
Bavaria 42 Lagoon, "Ruby Too"
"Henry is a breath of fresh air into the marine industry and his knowledge and passion for boats comes through in every interaction.
I could not be happier with Henry and the service he provided from start to finish." Ryan Baker, October 2019.
Sealine 360 Ambassador, "My Way"
"I recently used Henry (Oct 2019) to carryout a pre-purchase survey of my Sealine Ambassador and I have to say I was more than impressed with the detail of his report, his price and his general professional approach. He was a very nice guy to deal with and given my experience I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone." - Gary Nellis, October 2019
Westerly Centaur, "Finesse"
"The survey was carried out carefully and professionally and the details of the boat were set out well. The report gave the condition of the various areas of the boat and any work needed was reported on. He always replied to my emails and phone calls promptly. I recommend Henry Bettle and would use him again should the occasion arise." - Nigel Brock, September 2019.