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    Surveyor Recommendation -- Bill Gladding-gctid828224

    I don't write many recommendations, but there are a few professionals I have encountered that absolutely MUST be recommended. Anyone looking for a Bayliner motoryacht in the southeastern us would do well to talk to Bill Gladding.

    "When I went looking for a pre-purchase surveyor for a Bayliner 4788 motoryacht, I sought references from brokers having long experience with Bayliner/Meridian pilothouse models. As Bayliner owners can attest (and as a previous Bayliner owner myself), finding a surveyor who knows the 'personality traits' and potential issues in these boats can make all the difference between buying a dream boat or inheriting someone else's nightmare. Bill Gladding was recommended to me by Blake Davis, the 'Pilot House King'. Blake has brokered more Bayliner/Meridian pilothouse models over the last 25 years than any other broker in the eastern US and possibly worldwide, and Bill Gladding was the only surveyor Blake recommended. It is impossible to list all of the superlatives I could express about Bill's work on our behalf, but there are three that stand out; knowledge, professionalism and customer service. Bill knows how boats are built because he built boats and he knows where the gremlins hide. Bill is a consummate professional from start to finish and beyond, in every aspect of his work he is head-and-shoulders above every surveyor I have previously worked with. I am admittedly a very tough customer and generally more knowledgeable than the vast majority of boating industry professionals I have encountered. When I hire a professional in any field my expectations are extremely high. I can say without reservation that in my thirty-plus years of experience as a boat owner, Bill is one of a small handful of professionals who left me thoroughly delighted with his work. Bill's work as a surveyor and consultant exceeded every expectation and was worth far more than the price we paid, it would have been a bargain at twice the price."

    http://www.gladdingmarinesurvey.com/
    RiverGuy's Fleet:

    2001 Bayliner 4788
    2003 Mainship 390 (available for Charter)
    2000 Bayliner 3258 (just sold!)

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    I will second all comments above! I have worked with Bill on 4 surveys, a true professional and good friend.

    Rod Rigdon

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