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Saunders Morgan Harris SAUNDERS MORGAN HARRIS Ltd is an international surveying company which thrives on supporting both private and industry clients with technical consultancy for marine craft. The company was founded by Duncan Saunders & Hugo Morgan-Harris in 2005 and since then has undertaken more than 3000 instructions. Starting out from traditional roots in the surveying industry SMH ltd have become specialists in Loss Adjusting, New Build projects, restorations and NDT (non destructive testing).

Their principal surveyors are level 2 ultrasound and visual weld inspectors, making an ideal platform for damage inspections and new build projects. The company has completed 500 metres of new build projects within the last 5 years alone. New build projects are commonly carried out for private owners & Captains on both semi production & bespoke builds within the UK & Worldwide.

SMH are also nominated on behalf of the MCA to undertake commercial code of practice surveys for vessels with a load line under 24M and currently have with a combined client base of over 300 vessels.
Highlights

read more › Since 2005 Saunders Morgan Harris has been working with Owners, Brokers and Distributors to ensure that the vessel they are building, or having refitted, is completed to specification, performs as intended and is of the best quality possible. We work closely with the Yard, Owners and their Captain and Crew from the very start of the project right through to acceptance and beyond. Overseeing of the build through periodic inspection to include detailed reporting and photographic records. 32m Trideck Explorer Motoryacht, specification review, periodic inspections, stage payment assessment, PDI Inspection and sea trial attendance.

read more › Both Hugo Morgan-Harris and Duncan Saunders have trained to use specialist NDT equipment and have passed Level 1 & 2 Exams in Ultrasound and Thermal Imaging. Ultrasound can be used in several key areas, more normally when looking at the thickness of a hull/ mast or any other FRP skin. Ultrasound is also ideal for inspecting hulls for damage, such as delamination/ deep cracks or viods within an FRP laminate. In short the equipment allows us to see deep within a laminate without the need to carry out destructive tests.

read more › Whether you are purchasing a Superyacht, blue water cruiser, lightweight racing yacht or a classic, Saunders Morgan Harris have the knowledge and experience to conduct a comprehensive purchase survey. Often when surveying larger or lightweight FRP vessels, the initial survey process takes the form of a traditional inspection, although where of benefit to the client or where there is doubt over the soundness of the hull, the survey is extended to include Thermography or Ultrasound NDT techniques.

read more › UK vessels in commercial use, up to 24 metres in length and which go to sea carrying no more than 12 passengers and/or cargo, need to comply with the new harmonised MCA Code of Practice. In addition to boats that require to be coded some Owners may elect to have their boat coded and operate it commercially for tax purposes. For example it may be possible to claim VAT back on the purchase price and running costs. Both Duncan Saunders and Hugo Morgan-Harris are Surveyors nominated by the YBDSA to carry out Compliance Examinations on behalf of the MCA to enable vessels to be certificated under the Code.

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