Operating in the UK, Ireland and France

Jonathan B Jackson Ltd has surveyed and assessed yachts, small craft and fishing vessels since the early 1980s. The company provides a range of surveys and inspections for both insurance and damage on sailing and motor vessels.

Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor

Operating in the UK

We have an office in the Lake District and cover the north of England, south and west coasts of Scotland

Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor

Operating in France

We have an office in the south of France and cover the French Mediterranean coast, between the Italian and Spanish borders, and French Atlantic coast including the Canal du Midi

Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor

Operating across the Irish Sea

We cover the Isle of Man, north and east coast of Ireland


Our Services


Here is a full list of the services we provide. If you wish to discuss any other type of survey service then please contact us.

    • We carry out surveys on GRP vessels,steel (including ultrasound surveys),wood,aluminium and Ferro Cement.
    • We carry out Pre-purchase condition surveys on sailing vessels and motor vessels including a sea trial if requested.
    • We carry out insurance surveys on vessels where insurers have requested a condition survey when the vessel reaches a certain age and we give a current market valuation.
    • We carry out both insurance surveys and damage surveys on commercial vessels including MFV’s,Workboats and Windfarm crew transfer vessels.
    • We carry out damage surveys and claims investigation for most major UK marine insurers in both the UK and France and we can translate estimates from French to English.
    • We carry out valuations for both insurance surveys and finance houses and also for probate purposes.
    • We supervise salvage/recovery of sunken/grounded vessels,sell the salvage and can organise disposal/destruction of badly damaged vessels.
    • We carry out Tonnage Measurements for Part 1 British Ship Registery.
    • We carry out inspections for local councils on hire vessels carrying upto 12 passengers.


We Work with all the Major Insurance Companies

Here is a list of the large global insurance firms which employ our services in the UK and into Europe

  • Navigators & General Insurance Company Limited
  • AS Amlin
  • Groves John & Westrup
  • Bishop Skinner
  • Saga
  • Zurich
  • Sunderland Marine
  • Nautical Insurance Services
  • George Duncker
  • AXA
  • Royal Sun Alliance
  • Craft Insure
  • Bluefin
  • Velos


Some of Our Recent Projects

Here is a snapshot of some of the recent projects we've completed for a range of clients.


Private and PublicSector

We Work with a Range of Clients

Here is a list of the companies and public bodies employing our services

  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Allerdale District Council
  • Eden District Council
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Associated British Ports
  • Cumbria Police Authority (Coroners & Criminal Courts)
  • BNFL
  • English Heritage
  • Environment Agency
  • Isle of Man Government
  • National Trust

Contact Jonathan B Jackson Ltd

Address and contact details for our offices in France and UK

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Contact us in the UK

16 Wellhead, Fountain Street,
Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7EQ UK

Phone and email

Tel: 00 44 7779011316
Email: jonathanbjackson@btinternet.com

Contact us in France

8 Avenue du Marechal Joffre, Juan les Pins,
06160 Antibes, France

Phone and email

Tel: 00 44 7779011316
Email: jonathanbjackson@btinternet.com