I have taken the liberty to post just a few reactions. On the other hand, if there are any negative reactions, I will post all of them! If you go through the list of reactions, your will see there are no negative ones at all! If you like I can put you in contact with any of my clients for further reference.

Here are the reactions:

Surveyor Theo van Rijswijk for a thoroughly professional survey, detailed feedback to the Seller and ourselves at the end of the day, and emailing a 20 page, detailed report by midnight the same day. Extraordinary!
Posted by Shaun Cullen  

Hi Theo
Thank you for undertaking the survey of Lammie 11 in such a professional and conscientious manner and for your understanding and flexibility in returning to carry out the Rigging survey.

Hi TJ, thank you for your report and the  through job you did on Pepperer in Hasselt last week. Thanks, C. Cole

Thanks for the report.  You have done an excellent job.  Many thanks for your diligent effort.
Martin & Barbara

Thanks for the photos! Great Job!I guess this is not the boat for us, but I'm eagerly awaiting the report tounderstand how bad everything is. Looking at the photos I could at some of them don't believe it was the same boat, you had really gotten in everywhere. Best Regards Michael
 Dear Theo, Thank you for your help and support over the past few days. I’ve attached a short recommendation for your web site. Best regards, Derek

 ‘This was my first time buying a boat, let alone buying a boat in Holland, and as such I was a little nervous as the process was new to me. This was a fairly big investment for me so it was very important that I had confidence in my purchase. The survey was always going to be a critical part of the process and it was important I found the right Surveyor. My search led me to Theo van Rijswijk. Theo has excellent credentials and experience and is registered with the appropriate professional organisations. From first making contact with Theo the whole experience was very positive. He was very responsive to all my communications and was clear in taking me through the process. Theo was very precise with his examination of the boat, explaining the process as he went along. His experience allowed him to translate in a non-technical way, clarifying every point and answering every question. At the end of the survey Theo talked me through the findings and promised to have the survey with me that evening, and it was. I’m very glad Theo carried out the survey and I’m happy to recommend Theo and his work.'

For references:We are happy we found Theo, we feel fully confidence in the survey. We had a fun and interesting day together where we learnt a lot. This feels like a good start and investment in the relation to our new boat.Gustav & Eva Jacobsson, Sweden (Bought a Beneteau 411 in Holland)

Dear Theo, Thank you for your prompt and excellent report. Many thanks especially for coming out on a Saturday. Best regards, Perry Muncaster

Thanks Theo. We bought at the end a Neptunus 145 Fly 1990 from Sleeuwijk Yachting.  Greetings from Niels to you! We were talking about marine surveyors in the Netherlands and I said I have been in contact with the best one.. and then he guessed on you directly! So you have a good name in the business! 

Best regards 



Thanks Theo,
It's very disappointing as I liked the boat.
It shows the value of getting a thorough survey.
Many thanks for all your help.


Thank you again for carrying out an excellent and through survey of Impala 28 'Imptish.' 
Thank you again

Barney Smith

Good Afternoon Theo, I am back in the office today and your survey is on my screen. Many thanks for your kind attention and assistance last week, it was a great pleasure to meet you.  Kind Regards Norah


Hi Theo, You helped me with a survey of a Sealine S28 in Mannheim, Germany in autumn 2007. I am currently looking for a Sealine S34 year 2000-2007. Would you be interested in doing a survey again for me? Have a nice weekend!Mvh/Brgds Steven Kjell


Good morning TJ
Thank you very much indeed for writing the report so quickly, this is very much appreciated.  The report was detailed and forms a good basis for work to be done.  
On a personal note, I would like to say that I very much enjoyed meeting you and I was very impressed by your professional approach. If anyone would like a reference I hope you will feel free to give them my email address.
With best wishes and kind regards


ing. Theo van Rijswijk Bsc.

Since March 2000 fully specialized in 
Pre Purchase Surveys of yachts,
barges and boats
Certified Marine Surveyor
+31 6288 06286