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Testimonials

John de Lancie – California
I recently had the good fortune of having Ross Hubbard survey my boat. It was my third survey in about ten years (change of insurers) and I wasn’t looking forward to the prospect of yet another stranger poking around my boat and leaving me with a list of “to do’s” that often seemed petty and arbitrary.

He checked all of the boat systems, pointed out things that needed to be fixed (just a few) and took a lot of time sharing with me his vast knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. I can’t recommend Ross Hubbard more highly.
John de Lancie


When Ross arrived to do the survey I discovered I was in for a nice surprise. Ross took genuine interest in my boat, the things I had done to restore it, as well as my list of future projects. He checked all of the boat systems, pointed out things that needed to be fixed (just a few) and took a lot of time sharing with me his vast knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. I have one boat.  He’s been on hundreds – perhaps thousands and he’s seen it all. Not only was it a through survey (yes, I passed), it was a major tune-up as well and gave me the piece of mind that comes from a real expert pointing out what he sees. I can’t recommend Ross Hubbard more highly.”

John de Lancie


Charlie Clark – Thousand Oaks, California

 

I’ve had two boats surveyed by Ross Hubbard’s Maritime Surveyors and would not consider getting a survey from anyone else in Southern California.  Ross came to both surveys on-schedule and fully prepared to perform comprehensive inspections.  His vast knowledge about boats, boating standards, extensive industry experience and attention to detail enabled him to identify numerous issues that I otherwise would not have known about.  This information helped me make more informed purchase decisions, and gave me extra leverage in the negotiation process, resulting in better overall deals.

I’ve had two boats surveyed by Ross Hubbard’s Maritime Surveyors and would not consider getting a survey from anyone else in Southern California.
Charlie Clark

Ross took the time to inform me of the vessels’ strengths, weaknesses, and areas of concern during the surveys. His detailed survey reports enabled me to plan ahead for what my boats would need after purchase.  Completing his recommendations gave me peace of mind about the safety and performance of my boats.  Even after purchase, Ross has always been available to provide ongoing advice and suggestions.  Ross clearly loves helping boaters to be safe and get the best value for their money.  I feel confident that any recommendation by Ross is the right one, and I trust no one’s advice more than his.

Although I have been boating for decades and have owned several boats, Ross’s surveys have been the best value I have encountered in all of my boating experience!

Charles Clark
Channel Islands
1980 Islander Freeport 36 – “Spray”
1987 Matrix 27 – “Julianne”


Paul Griswold – Ventura, California

 

Dear Mr. Hubbard,

I wanted to send you a thank you for your services the other day on the resurvey of my boat. I was again impressed by your thoroughness, speed and detail in all aspects concerning the appraisal

I was again impressed by your thoroughness, speed and detail in all aspects concerning the appraisal.
Paul Griswold

I would recommend your services to anyone in need of a survey.

Best Regards,
Paul Griswold
22’ Radon


Ray Hand – California

 

Ross Hubbard has surveyed my wooden Grand Banks 36 numerous times over many years. I always found him to be thoroughly professional and genuinely concerned that my boat would be safe to operate. I always made the repairs he recommended which has resulted in my being able to safely cruise the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands without incident. I believe that Ross’ survey reports portrayed the true condition of my boat to me, my marina, my boatyard, and my insurance company. I highly recommend Ross for your nautical surveying needs.

Regards,
Ray Hand


 

Rick & Pat Metheny – Ojai, California

Ross Hubbard worked with us in our quest to purchase a 2003 Grand Banks in 2006. He surveyed multiple boats for us.

Based on his survey results we rejected several of these boats before we finally purchased our current boat. We respect and listen to his findings as he bases his conclusions on thorough inspections of all systems and his many experiences in surveying boats over the years.

Based on his survey results we rejected several of these boats before we finally purchased our current boat. We respect and listen to his findings as he bases his conclusions on thorough inspections of all systems and his many experiences in surveying boats over the years. His inspection reports are detailed and include pictures . His survey report provided us with the information we needed in purchasing our new vessel. Ross conducted his surveys in a timely manner and provided a rapid return of written results. We will have Ross conduct ongoing surveys we may need in years to come. We highly recommend his services.

Rick and Pat Metheny
Vessel “Tenacious”


Michael & Mary Brooks – Thousand Oaks, CA

 

I have used Ross for three of my boats and I wouldn’t use anyone else.

I have used Ross for three of my boats and I wouldn’t use anyone else.

He is extremely thorough, experienced and professional. He was flexible with my timing and had my survey back to me in a timely manner. I can’t speak highly enough of his services.

Michael Brooks
Roughwater 41


 

John Marsicano
I found Ross to be knowledgeable and informative with a great passion for boating. His straight forward approach in accessing the boats condition gave me great confidence in going into the purchase with my eyes wide open.

His straight forward approach in accessing the boats condition gave me great confidence in going into the purchase with my eyes wide open.

I would recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, practical, and through boat survey.

John Marsicano 1st time Buyer

 


 Chanel Islands Women’s Sailing Association

Dear Ross,

Thank you so much for your thoroughly engaging and informative presentation at our meeting Tuesday. Who knew batteries could be so interesting? I looked around at the audience and even saw people taking notes! I think you could tell that we are a group hungry for as much information as we can absorb. I talked to several members who agreed we want you back!

Thank you also for your good humor and sociable manner in interacting with our club members. Your support of CIWSA is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Janet

Janet DartCIWSA Director

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