Nigel Smith is a fully qualified boat safety inspector with over 40 years of experience on inland waterways.


He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST) and the Association of Boat Safety Examiners (ABSE)


Having ‘ Gas safe’ (used to be ‘Corgi’) registration allows us to examine residential and hire boats as well as privately owned vessels.


Boats are inspected in a fair, consistent manner, with the aim of ensuring that your boat conforms to the standards with the minimum of fuss.


Boats can be examined at Stoke Golding or at their own mooring around the midlands. Including  Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire or the West Midlands.

Appointments are not always necessary should you be cruising the Ashby and we are always happy to talk through any aspects of the inspection.


 Please contact Nigel at for more information.


If you would like to see the scheme requirements in full detail then click on the link below.


Get The Guide - The Boat Safety Scheme