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Our Story

My name is Jon Jones and I am a fully qualified shipwright, boat builder and surveyor with over 45 years experience in construction and design.  I am second-generation boat builder experienced in timber, GRP (Fibreglass), steel and alloy vessels from small craft to super yachts. 

I offer a wealth of knowledge for offshore cruising with one on one service.  You will receive a full written report and emailed report with photos





Boat inspections is one of New Zealand’s leading marine survey companies using recognized standards in the industry along with the latest technology we offer independent reporting. We do thermal imaging, ultrasound, thickness testing, moisture testing and osmosis advise on GRP. All our surveys are HD videoed and photographed to help determine the condition of all vessels from GRP, timber, steel and alloy and an in depth report is done and emailed as well as one on one discussion.

Boat inspections offers competitive prices for Northland, Auckland and all other areas in New Zealand with a fixed price for survey services.


Reasons to call us


Super Efficient

I deliver professional Surveys, Valuations, Sea Trials for PreSale or Insurance purposes.


Deeply Commited

I travel anywhere in New Zealand or South Pacific.


Highly Skilled

Over 45 years experience.
One on One Service



Thanks very much I appreciate your service- I’ll recommend you to everyone!


Thank you so much for your help! Glad I didn’t put down that deposit.


Awesome!!! Thank you so much for getting survey out so fast, and many thanks to Jon for this complete survey