About Craig Allen
My background is in mechanical engineering – specialising in aluminium and stainless steel fabrication and motorsport race preparation. My marine experience has been accrued over the past 15 years. This includes design and overseeing of hull /shell fabrication, also personally designing interior layouts/specifications, engine/machinery installations, fitting-out to a high specification – where particular attention was paid to the efficiency of the insulation and quality of the joinery, installation of 12 volt and 240 volt systems, also plumbing/ central heating systems, and finally, exterior paintwork and finishing.
Utilising this experience and knowledge, I am able to offer sound advice regarding general build quality (which is not always obvious) and many other aspects which may not necessarily be covered on standard survey reports.
I find that having a comprehensive knowledge of boat construction is invaluable when carrying out pre-purchase and insurance surveys so that customers can have complete confidence when commissioning my survey reports.
All my survey reports are supplied in a customer-friendly, plain- English format. They are succinct, to the point, easy to read and understand. My reports are designed to give an instant, accurate, and comprehensive picture of the boat’s condition to any prospective purchaser.
Having been in the narrow boat industry for over 15 years, (7 years boat manufacturing and 8 years as a surveyor/boat examiner), I am highly regarded for my integrity and independence throughout the Midlands and beyond by both the Trade and Private fraternities, where I jealously guard my reputation for service and reliability.
My business is your peace of mind