Boat Safety Examinations Cheshire & Shropshire

Miss Molly Cruises ...

Miss Molly Cruises can now offer the services of a fully qualified Boat Safety Scheme Examiner. Every inland waterways craft has to have a valid BSS certificate applicable for the vessels use and these have to be renewed every 4 years.

The Director, Mr David Thresh is a qualified BSS examiner (PIN 610) for private craft up to 24m in length that will navigate inland waters. For an initial discussion on your requirements and to book for an Examination please contact our surveyor 07968 584486 or alternatively click here.


The boat safety for private vessels covers the following eight sectors of examination covered by chapters 2 to 9 of the BSS;
Chapter 2 - Permanently installed fuel systems and fixed engines.
Chapter 3 - Electrical systems
Chapter 4 - Electrical propulsion systems
Chapter 5 - Outboard and Portable combustion engines and portable fuel systems
Chapter 6 - Fire extinguishing and escape
Chapter 7 - Liquified Petroleum gas LPG systems
Chapter 8 - Cooking, heating, refrigerating and lighting appliances
Chapter 9 - Pollution prevention

The company is covered with £5m PI and £5m public liability in accordance with the BSS recommendations. The policy is with Michael Hall Associates Ltd and is valid to 31-01-2015.

We are available for surveys, at short notice and cover the North West of England and North Wales.

Terms and conditions;
Prices range from £120 to £160 and the first 40 miles of travel each way to the site of the vessel is included in the price. A BSS request sheet is completed by the owner before the visit to inform the examinier of the location, type and size of the vessel. The terms are for one single day visit to the vessel at a convenient hard standing at a time to be mutually agreed with the Client. A copy of the BSS Code of Conduct is available upon request.

Vessels that pass the relevant sections will be issued with a stamped BSS certificate valid for that type of vessel for 4 years. If any hazardous electricity or gas installations are found on the vessel then a Warning notice will be issued and the Canal and Rivers Trust will be notified accordingly.

Gas Detector
Anton; AGM-50
Manometer; Anton APM140
If there is any LGP on board then the examiner will carry out a LPG Gas tightness test procedure in accordance with BS5482 part 3 1999.


Our Director Mr David Thresh qualified as a Boat Surveyor in 2010 after a one week Small Craft Surveying course held at Plymouth University. He specialises in steel hulls but can also examine glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hulls.

Mr Thresh is also currently studying a International Institute of Marine Surveyors online course for a HND in Marine Surveying.

Please contact us on 01352 781784 & 07968 584486 or alternatively click here.

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