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About Robin Urquhart

Robin was born and raised in the Canadian North. His first memory of travel on water was by dogsled across a frozen lake. After studying environmental science and engineering he moved to Vancouver aboard a 35’ sailboat with his partner, Fiona, with the idea to fix up the boat and sail around the world. He has written for several sailing publications including SAIL, Cruising World, and was previously a contributing editor at Good Old Boat.

Conducting a quick boat survey

Congratulations you think you may have found your next boat! Now what? Time to take a closer look. Viewing a boat for the first time can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re a first time boat buyer. There are so many areas to inspect, questions to ask, and lists to check. Just the excitement of being on a boat can be enough to fog our judgment.

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