Nearly 50 years of professional marine experience in virtually all phases of the industry, both power and sail, have provided Henry Pickersgill with a unique and comprehensive background for marine surveying.
Boating experience began at a very young age in New England with power and sail boats owned by the family. School summers in Hingham and Marblehead, Massachusetts were spent sailing and driving yacht club launches.
Offshore experience was gained through racing, and power and sail deliveries. Later, an extensive ocean racing career included numerous championships and sea time logged on most oceans of the world.
Positions as yacht broker with well known and respected firms such as the Northrop & Johnson office at Ted Hood's Little Harbor Boat Yard, John G. Alden of Boston and J.B. Hargrave in West Palm Beach followed. Nearly a decade was also spent employed at Florida Diesel and Marine Service in Riviera Beach, at that time one of the largest most active boat yards and engine dealers in South Florida. Experience was gained in service and repair of all types of production, custom and commercial vessels. Responsibilities included sea trial captain and delivery duty for literally hundreds of vessels, power and sail, including megayachts well over 100 ft.
His survey work involves classic sailing yachts to high-tech sportsfisherman to motoryachts. See Survey Highlights.
Mr. Pickersgill, a 30-year resident of Florida, presently lives with his family on a horse farm in central Florida. His current marine survey practice is throughout the United States, in Europe, and in the Caribbean.