For free, friendly, independent advice call Chris on: 07963 974 793

Ovation Boat SurveysOffering a comprehensive package of boat surveys plus Boat Safety Scheme examinations for all types of vessels, including commercial and residential.

Chris Williams: small craft surveyor, Boat Safety Scheme examiner, Gas Safe registered marine gas engineer.

Chris Williams trained as a small craft surveyor in 2012 after completing a number of years as a Boat Safety Scheme examiner and Gas Safe registered marine gas engineer.

Holding a Small Craft Surveying diploma from the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Chris offers a comprehensive package of boat surveys plus Boat Safety Scheme examinations for all types of vessels including commercial and residential.

Operating primarily in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire all inland waterway locations are covered.

Having lived and worked in the marine environment for many years, Chris’ accumulated knowledge and expertise helps ensure a professional and friendly service. Chris is a current member of British Marine, the Nationwide Alliance of Boat Surveyors and Examiners (NABSE) and the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA). He is also an Associate member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and chair of the Inland Waterway Group (IWG) for IIMS.

Feel free to contact Chris for free, independent advice and to discuss your requirements.

Chris is also a professional boatbuilder who specialises in high quality mid range narrowboats of 60ft length - visit Ovation Boats for more information.


"Chris, thanks for your prompt and efficient service, your info about the BCC is invaluable as this was our first experience of such matters. Thanks for your humor as well! Will gladly recommend your service to all. Thanks once again."Neil Skerry - Nerus

"Chris, this is to tell you that I was very satisfied with your safety inspection of my boat last month. You were prompt, thorough, helpful and courteous. I would recommend you to any boat owner needing a safety inspection or the modifications required to meet the safety regulations."Robert Hawkins - Riverboat

"Clear information provided in advance of the test date. Chris arrived on time, as agreed, with the examination carried out in a professional manner. All paperwork was completed on my boat, so that my certificate etc was handed to me on the spot. I recommend Chris to other boaters with confidence, knowing he will offer a good service."Beryl McDowall - Wasp

"Work well done will be in touch when boat safety due."Florence

"Thanks Chris for doing the survey and spending time walking through the boat with me. Very useful to get an expert insight into the boat conditions and layout, I now feel a lot more confident."Kev Challen

"Chris Williams is a really nice genuine tradesman, he is honest and is not after every last penny. I would wholeheartedly recommend Chris for any work, his BSS exams are thorough and comprehensive, done with a smile if you pass him a mug of tea or coffee"Dave Baynham

British Marine'

Gas Safety Register'
Registration No: 220530

Boat Safety Scheme'
Member No: 504