Paul gave a short talk on his experiences with C&C designs for the Great Lakes Museum at Hamilton Ontario in 2012 for their "Living History" exhibition about the influence of C&C on yacht design and construction.


Our Background

Paul Anstey has a background as a boat builder,  building many hundreds of offshore sailing vessels in the UK,  before relocating to Florida in 1977.   He has extensive sailing experience having sailed the Atlantic in a 31 foot sailboat,  competed in numerous Ocean races on both sides of the Atlantic and more recently competing in J-24 International Championships.    In 2014 he raced his 43 foot 1967 C&C in the Newport to The Lizard Transatlantic Race.              

Paul is a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, NAMS, the oldest and most prestigious surveying group.

Paul usually completes the written report for delivery by PDF the morning following the survey.                    

Surveys available


Ben Dodarell 

Ben is an accomplished Naval Architect and boatbuilder. He spent many years working with Broward Marine building and designing the Broward line of motor yachts then moved on to Hargrave Yachts.  Recently he was a project manager at Spencer Rybovitch in charge of large power and sailboat repairs and rebuilds.



Condition and Valuation Survey.

This is required by insurance companies for continuing coverage.  This may be in or out of the water, usually does not require the vessel owner to be present, and does not include testing or operating equipment (with the exception of bilge pumps).


Appraisal surveys.

These surveys are conducted for bank loans, import duty, estate purposes.  In this case the vessel is usually inspected at her dock without dry-docking.


Pre Purchase surveys.

These surveys include a sea trial and inspection of the vessel both in and out of the water.

This covers structural integrity, operation of equipment, and a look aloft if the vessel is a sailboat.