For free, friendly, independent advice call: 07904 420 245

Ovation Boat Services was established by Chris Williams in 2005, providing Boat Surveying, Boat Safety Scheme Examinations and Marine Gas Engineering before expansion, headed by Doug Rankin, to undertake the Installation, Service & Repair of complete boat systems including; mechanical, electrical, LPG (gas), heating and water systems on boats.

Based at Sileby on the River Soar, primarily operating in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, our mobile technicians ensure a consistent and personal service.

Having lived and worked in the marine environment for many years, Ovation Boat Services’ technicians share a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm both personally and collectively, which ultimately helps provide a complete and specialised service.

Over the years, Ovation Boat Services has built up a large customer base of boat owners and trade customers which are spread across the Midlands. Clients include all major marinas along the River Soar (Leicester Marina, Meadow Farm Marina & Pillings Lock Marina) and on the Trent & Mersey Canal (Sawley Marina.)
Any requirements or enquiries you may have can be discussed with Doug on 07904 420245 or Chris on 07963 974793.

All advice is free and independently given.

Information on Boat Surveying and Boat Safety Scheme Examinations can be found at

Ovation Boat Services Ltd
Mill Lane
LE12 7UX

Company reg: 07327026
Registered office as above

“Chris, this is to tell you that I was very satisfied with your safety inspection of my boat last month. You were prompt, thorough, helpful and courteous. I would recommend you to any boat owner needing a safety inspection or the modifications required to meet the safety regulations.”

Robert Hawkins


“Clear information provided in advance of the test date. Chris arrived on time, as agreed, with the examination carried out in a professional manner. All paperwork was completed on my boat, so that my certificate etc was handed to me on the spot. I recommend Chris to other boaters with confidence, knowing he will offer a good service.”

Beryl McDowall


“Chris, thanks for your prompt and efficient service, your info about the BCC is invaluable as this was our first experience of such matters. Thanks for your humor as well! Will gladly recommend your service to all. Thanks once again.”

Neil Skerry


“Work well done will be in touch when boat safety due.”



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Gas & Heating

Find out about the full range of gas maintenance and engineering services that we offer.


Find out about the full range of mechanical and maritime engineering services which we offer.

If you require a Boat Survey or Boat Safety Scheme examination please call Chris Williams directly on -

0796 397 4794

For more information visit Ovation Boat Surveys.