Allan Petway, Dalton, GA, USA
For months I had been looking for my “dream boat”, a Chris Craft Capri 21, of which only 163 were produced. After missing out on two very nice boats in Oklahoma and Florida, I finally found the perfect one; the only problem was that it was half a world away in Denmark. Because it was exactly what I was looking for I decided to inquire about it, but I did not think it would be practical or possible to purchase a boat from so far away. The more I learned about the boat the more interested I became. I knew I needed to inspect it, but the time and cost to travel to Denmark from the US were prohibitive. It was then that I was introduced to Lars Olsen. After examining his credentials and discussing my situation with him, he agreed to perform a marine survey for me.
Once I reviewed his findings, I felt comfortable enough to purchase the boat.
I was extremely pleased with the entire process involved. I found Lars’ work to be prompt and thorough as well as reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Lars and his organization to anyone in need of any type of marine survey or pre-purchase boat inspection.
Peter Grønne, Frederiksberg
I hired Lars T. Olsen to help check out a used Dufour 385 GL sailboat that I had a look at in Tuscany, Italy. Lars was super professional throughout the process, and in addition to the fun trip, where Lars constantly surprised with a super eye for detail without losing sight, Lars was an immense help in the subsequent negotiation, where he ensured that we received the right documents. The things Lars pointed out that had to be corrected at the seller’s expense far exceeded the fee required for the task, which made the choice of Lars as advisor a technically and financially clever decision.
I would always recommend Lars T. Olsen as an advisor and of course intend to use him again next time I’m buying a boat. In addition to being a professional capacity with many years of experience with boat surveys, Lars is an extremely sociable guy, who is a pleasure to do business with.
Martin Nørregaard, Kastrup
During the purchase process of Diana, a 46-foot Baron in steel, we had the yacht surveyed before purchasing.
We can only recommend Lars Olsen to do a review of the boat before buying. He is efficient, thorough and can because of his vast experience in the field, answer all questions.
The survey report came the same evening, along with many good photos for documentation.
After the review, we are even more confident that Diana is the right boat for us.
Gitte Holmström og Hans Kromann
We hired Lars T. Olsen from Bådtjek ApS, when we were buying a boat – a newer Jeanneau SO 36i.
It was our first boat, so we had no experience with condition assessment of boats. The collaboration with Lars went really well. Lars is very experienced, competent, and careful. In addition, he is very sympathetic and helpful. There was a lot more to be inspected than we had imagined, so it gave us great reassurance before handing over the big check to the seller.
We can only recommend engaging Lars – even if you are not a first-time buyer!