About Us

Here are some background details about Yacht Surveys and the team.

Nick Hardy and Robin Feloy are independent marine surveyors specialising in yachts and small craft. The company carries Professional Indemnity Insurance for the practice of Marine Surveying and is recognised by leading Insurance companies in the Yacht and Marine world.

Nick Hardy

Director of Hardy Marine Solutions Ltd. Nick grew  up on the river Dart and since age 17 has worked in a variety of aspects of the marine industry, including professional crew, sail making and as a member of teams building world class yachts for both racing and cruising. Since returning from a period of extended cruising with his young family. Nick decided to use his experience to  provide independent surveying, management and advisory services for owners.


Southampton Solent University 1999 – 2003
Degree Name Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Field Of Study Powerboat & Yacht design

Rob Feloy

Rob FeloyRob has been surveying for 30 years, establishing “Yacht Surveys” in 1988 and has been is an Associate Member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association since 1990.  Rob has surveyed 1000’s of small craft, GRP yachts, traditional wooden boats, small steel craft, etc, providing pre-purchase surveys, insurance inspections, damage and repair specifications and general advice to owners. Previously working as a boat builder and repairer for many years.

Area Covered

Based in and around South Devon, we cover the Devon area and much of the South West coast of the UK. We are prepared to travel further afield for specific jobs. No Mileage Charge for visits within an approx. 25  mile radius covering the South Devon area from Exmouth to Saltash.