Independent Yacht / Marine Surveyors and Consultants
  • SeaBird112Ft
    "SEA BIRD" 112-foot Westport MY, built 1999. Henry Pickersgill conducted the pre-purchase survey at Ft. Lauderdale, FL for clients Leola Enterprises of Geneva, Switzerland. Continued survey consulting followed with negotiating settlement of a Bahamas yard bill and survey oversight of systems upgrade.
  • EagleFeatherInspection
    "EAGLE FEATHER" 2009 72-foot Marlow Explorer, at Grand Haven, MI. In October 2010, while being moved into winter storage, this vessel was accidentally dropped. Extensive damage occurred to the aft hull. At the recommendation of Marlow Yachts Ltd., Henry Pickersgill was retained by the owner as project surveyor and overall coordinator for the repair.
  • EagleFeatherSeaTrial_exp
    "EAGLE FEATHER" 72-foot Marlow Explorer, May 2011. Owner Dick Haworth, Captain Pat Cooper and Mechanical Engineer Wade Slater on board for completed repairs sea trials on Lake Michigan. After seven months of intensive repairs, "EAGLE FEATHER" declared by Henry Pickersgill and all involved as good or better than new.
  • EagleFeatherSeaTrial
    "EAGLE FEATHER" 72-foot Marlow Explorer, May 2011. Sea trials on Lake Michigan. Eagle's wake at top speed - 30 knots! — is perfect and a testament to the project repair crews at Pier Yacht Werks and Slater Yacht Service who put this badly damaged vessel back together as "good as new."
  • EagleFeatherSeaTrial2
    "EAGLE FEATHER" 72-foot 2009 Marlow Explorer. May 2011. Back at her home dock, Holland Michigan. Owner Dick Haworth stated, "My goal from the beginning was to return 'Eagle Feather' to 'like new' condition. With Henry Pickersgill's leadership, we achieved that goal … the yacht is performing at or above my expectations."
  • WishingStar84ftTrumpy
    "WISHING STAR" 1963 84-foot Trumpy Flush Deck Cruiser MY. Mr. Pickersgill's survey involvement has been extensive, starting with the major renovation of 1997/98 as project surveyor at Dan Avoures' NOA Marine in St. Petersburg. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Pickersgill has surveyed over 25 large Trumpy and Mathis motor yachts.
  • OilsWellSurvey
    "DUE COURSE" [Ex] "OIL'S WELL" 1991 Garlington 44 XPS SF. Survey photo taken at Ft. Lauderdale in May of 2011. Major refit/restoration completed at Stuart, Florida under management of Capt. David "Buckey" Copleston. All new Awlgrip paint, new Caterpillar C9 engines, new tower, new electronics. Survey client Rich Gaton of Columbia, South Carolina.
  • ElhanorSurvey
    "ELHANOR" 1933 34-foot Wheeler Playmate. Surveyed by Henry Pickersgill in upstate New York on Lake Ontario at Sodus Bay in May 2011 for clients Andy Garcia and his movie company and the upcoming major motion picture, "Hemingway and Fuentes." A makeover to resemble Hemingway's "PILAR" is presently underway in North Carolina.
  • Charlaton3yacht-ketch
    "CHARLATAN" 130-foot Ron Holland/Alloy Marine Ketch built 1999 in aluminum. Pre-purchase survey San Diegao, CA for client Tom Sturgis, Aukland, New Zealand. Drydocked at Knight and Carver, berthed at Driscoll Yachts, Shelter Island.
  • DoradeFollow-up
    "DORADE" 52' 8" LOA Classic 1930 S&S wood yawl. Possibly the most famous American racing yacht in history. Summer 2010 at Newport, RI, for an extensive pre-purchase survey by Henry Pickersgill. Shown on her mooring at the New York Yacht Club, Newport.
  • DoradeSurveyInt
    "DORADE" – Henry Pickersgill pre-purchase marine survey 2010. View of the interior looking forward to starboard at pilot berth and cabinetry. Survey client Matt Brooks of Freemont, CA ordered Mr. Pickersgill to conduct a 4-day comprehensive survey.
  • DoradeSurvey3
    "DORADE" – Marine surveyor, Henry Pickersgill at the tiller during Brooks survey sailing trials 2010. "DORADE" is "on-the-wind," which is why the mizzen is furled. Castle Hill is in the background. Pickersgill reports that the well-reported "magic" of "DORADE" under sail is true!
  • DoradeSurvey1
    "DORADE" is hauled out at the Newport Shipyard for the drydock portion of The Brooks 2010 pre-purchase survey. With her somewhat narrow beam and powerful lines, "DORADE" certainly has the classic look of the early 6 Meter class, which is where Olin Stephens, "DORADE'S" famous designer and first owner was reported to have started.
  • Mason44Constance
    Mason 44 1987 "CONSTANCE" arrives in the UK. "Henry came recommended by a true daughter of the sea known to us both from Martha's Vineyard. He answered the call at short notice, although he was busy, because we only had a few days in Florida before we had to fly home to Britain. His report was clear and sensible. The owners trembled. We got the price we needed to make it all work. It's not easy coming from Europe to buy a boat in America and you need good backup. Thanks Henry." - Tom Conliffe, Salisbury, England Sept 2011.

Survey Highlights — Power

  • 200' S&S Motor Yacht “Laura” Puerto, Banues, Spain
  • 152' Feadship “Confidant,” Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 150' Christensen “Mystic,” West Palm Beach, FL
  • 126' Feadship “Halcyon,” Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 112' Westport “Sea Bird,” Ft. Lauderdale, FL (photo above)
  • 105' Expedition “Fifer,” San Francisco, CA
  • 92' Mathis “El Presidente,” Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • 86' Burger “Betty Jeanne II,” Stuart, FL
  • 81' 1929 Classic Motor Yacht “Portola,” Long Beach, CA
  • 78' Marlow Explorer “Sophie,” Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas
  • 76' Trumpy “Exact,” West Palm Beach, FL and Fairhaven, MA
  • 72' Custom Sports Fisherman “Audacious,” Tortolla, BVI
  • 72' Marlow Explorer “Eagle Feather,” Grand Haven, MI (photo above)
  • 63' Ocean “Southern Pride,” Panama Canal Zone
  • 57' Marlow Explorer “Rhody Ray,” Middleton, Ontario, Canada
  • 33' 1933 Wheeler “Elhanor,” Sodus Point, NY, 2011 – Renovation underway for Hemingway movie starring Andy Garcia (photo above)


Survey Highlights — Sail

  • 126' Brigantine “Galaxy,” Red Hook, USVI and Tottolla, BVI
  • 126' Ron Holland Sloop “Charlatan,” San Diego, CA (photo above)
  • 100' Alden Schooner “Sea Gypsy,” Mallorca, Spain
  • 85' Ketch “Gypsy,” St. Thomas, USVI
  • 83' Alden Ketch “Evening Star,” Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 82' Maxi Boat “Falcon 2000,“ Georgetown, Cayman Islands
  • 58' S&S Yawl, 1962 “Windalier,” Brunswick, ME
  • 55' Lagoon “Blue Lagoon,” W. Coast, France
  • 52' S&S 1930 Classic Yawl “Dorade,” 2010 Newport, RI (photo above)
  • 44' US offshore cutter, S. Coast England
  • 44' Mason Ketch, Ft. Lauderdale (photo above)

Fleet Surveys

  • Dive Operations Fleet, hurricane damage to various vessels, Negril, Jamaica
  • Pinellas Co. Florida, Fleet Survey – marine patrol, maintenance, research
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