Precision - Testimonials

see showcase SY Zen Again
July 2014

Zen Again arrived at Precision looking her age and with a 10 year old hull repair delaminating.  She departed with her structural integrity restored and looking like new.  When a minor problem emerged a year later Precision provided appropriate warranty support.  Scott and his team did a fantastic job and we only needed to be on-site for the commencement and completion of the work.


see showcase SY Dol'Selene
June 2014

When we decided in 2013 to investigate having a major refit undertaken in Thailand on our 20 Year old wooden yacht Dol'Selene, we found many contractors who could do part of the work to what we believed was a good standard, but only one, Scott Bradley and his Precision Shipwright team with the skill and experience to do it all.  Not only were we doing the normal, full repaint, including mast and boom, teak deck replacement and some minor inside work, but we wanted to add a stern extension.  Scott was the only qualified business in our opinion with the track record to carry this out.  

The results were everything we hoped for and to a standard that would match any yard in our home country.  The work was professionally handled from start to finish, on time and to budget.  Many of our cruising friends continue to comment on the quality of the work.  Our overall experience at Precision was an enjoyable one with none of the stress of a major refit in a foreign country.  Thanks again Scott, we will continue to endorse your business to others.


  SY TAMOURE: "Well done Team Bradley!"
February 2013

Congrats to you and your team for an excellent job on Tamoure.  We are both delighted with the results.   Hull looks great - relieved to be rid of the black stripes! - and our thanks especially to the cleaner who has done a wonderful job. The toe rail was well worth the upheaval inside.  Its condition always worried Peter more than me, but what a difference!  Same with the windows.  Since we keep curtains shut most of the time we were spared a constant reminder of their state, but Peter was right to push for replacement.

You already know how delighted we are with the heads - and a thank you to the boys for the extra 'sealing' they did in the foreheads.  Just a shame we didn't have the $$$ for a full makeover - maybe next time??   Throughout the work we've  been very pleased at  lack of mess etc inside [and out.]  Much appreciated - and important to us girls!  I was expecting to find blobs of black mastic on things I hadn't covered properly or hadn't bothered to remove, but haven't seen a single one.

Do please pass our thanks etc to your excellent team of workers.



see showcase SY Kanaloa
  SY KANALOA (Oyster 55')
August 2012
I would like to thank you and all your team who contributed towards Kanaloa's re-fit. We thought that your quality of workmanship and attention to detail was second to none. We last had a major re-fit in New Zealand at one of the premier yards in Auckland and would say that your team surpassed their exacting standards.
Whilst you are not the cheapest yard around, I am a great believer in that you get what you pay for. Your quality of preparation exceeded my expectations which produced excellent results. She now looks like a brand new boat rather than her 22 years.
The work was completed on time and to budget so what more could I ask for? I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

David Dobson

March 2012
This email is to thank you very much for your very professional response and an expert repair to the anchor roller on the bow of Edu-cat, our Lagoon 500 catamaran. Your quick response and the work carried out by your contractors was first class, especially given the time constraints. You said the repair would be carried out nine am today and at five minutes to nine your contractors were on the job! The anchor roller is now attached as it should have been in the first place! Most impressive indeed.
Thank you again. It was a real pleasure doing business with a real professional!

David B. Bradley

see showcase SY Miquette
December 2011
I write to thank you and your highly skilled team, for the superb refit carried out on Miquette. The new teak decks are superior to the original and I thought they could never  be matched. The hard top Bimini you designed and made is such a great improvement on the old one.
Too many other works to list, but I must thank your right hand David for his expertise and works on the rigging, mast, guard rails,and sheets. Also your Mr Soo, the highly skilled cabinet maker, who laid out the decks and interior upgrades. And thank you for recommending the excellent specialists and' accommodating them  during the refit.  Canvas Creations, C & C Marine, Octopus Electric-, Siam Cooling Systems, To-Toon Stainless, Mr Pae Upholstery.
Scott, you run a good team.

My best regards and thank you again,

October 2011
To whom it may concern.
My partner and I have a 55ft alloy mono hull, Nimbus II, which was 10 years old and due for painting. When we arrived in Phuket from Australia, we researched the work of many contractors for a period of 12 months, following the projects, seeing the finished products and speaking to the owners. We were impressed with the work from Precision Shipwright Services from the start and were never disappointed. Scott Bradley impressed us with his knowledge, attention to detail and pro-active approach. The staff were conscientious, hard-working and always welcoming The project came in on time (despite our adding some extras to the scope of works, as we went along) and on budget.

Warwick Wood
SY Nimbus II

see showcase MV Inspiration
September 2011
Precision Shipwright Services were perfect from start to finish. 
I approached Scott to do a re-paint on an Azimut 82. I had the quote very promptly, the job was finished a month ahead of schedule and the quality of the work was exemplary.

Greg Dick
Simpson Marine Service Manager Thailand
September 2011
I would say without hesitation that Precision Shipwright Services has been one of the best companies we have worked with in our 9 years of travel.  Every job we requested from them was done right, done on time, and done on budget.
Best regards,

Rick Jakaus
Captain, SY Cygnus Montanus
August 2011
Crystal Blues' Top tips for refitting in Phuket.
Precision Shipwright Services are a sister company of East Marine at Boat Lagoon. David Samuelson and his team provide skilled rigging services with a huge range of rope, wire, parts and spares on hand. David supplied our new Profurl genoa furled, new forestay and rigged our twin backstays. He tuned the rig and was always there wen we needed him, a rare gift among service trades in Thailand. None of this comes cheap, but its all well worth it.
I wouldn't trust this kind of work to anybody else.

Neil Langford

see showcase La Cardinala
June 2011
My first experience of working with Scott Bradley and his Precision team was in 2001 when I was cruising the world on 75ft sailing yacht La Cardinala.. Ever since, while cruising between Africa and Asia, Precision was my reference point as a high standard repair facility for quite reasonable prices.

La Cardinala is a fantastic sailing yacht and known for being at sea almost non-stop for many years cruising the Indian Ocean. Finally, these years of sailing started to show on the yacht and we really needed: a new teak deck, new rigging, re-paint job of the hull, deck and the mast, modification & repair work, interior refit work. mechanical engineering and many many jobs more.

We needed reliable work, that we can trust year round when we are at sea in sometimes remote destinations and challenging conditions. It was a big job to accomplish and I knew we had only 4 months to do it before the start of the summer season in Indonesia. That is why we chose for Precision, who I have known to deliver high quality work on time and in budget. Together, the Precision and the Cardinala team worked hard, of course there was way more work than originally foreseen and still we managed to get excellent results within the deadline stated. Now that the work is finished, I can honestly say: the yacht looks better than new!

It was a pleasure to work with Scott and his team: they are reliable, deliver high quality and above all very hard workers and welcoming people. I am happy with the work and can recommend Precision to any other yacht owner or captain.

Federico Pettenella,
Captain, SY La Cardinala
December 2010
Hi Scott,
Dusit took us out of Boat Lagoon at midnight with no problem. We are now at Ao Po doing the last few tasks before seeing our children at X-mas for a bit of local cruising.
Thanks for all your help. Samasan is looking great and best plenty of comments, especially for the paint work.
Best regards,

Chris Cotter

for info on this yacht click here
September 2010
From a letter of recommendation:
… Precision Shipwright is great in getting anything done on your boat. Mr. Soo is the head carpenter and does incredible teak repairs and very very professional … He personally has been doing the work over 20 years. He repaired a Swan Warranty issues and can't even tell he ripped apart my bow.
The team of Scott Bradley did fantastic spray paint repairs, hull polishing, winch repairs etc.

Jason & Randy
SY Convergence
Callisto was not the only boat damaged during the tsunami nor were her damages the worst. Yacht repair facilities were heavily booked and hard-standing space was at a premium. The surveyor recommended by our insurance company was in Langkawi, Malaysia, where boaters faced a more harrowing and damaging time than did we in Galle. Luckily for us, Richard on the Mobile Maritime Net again came through and put us in touch with Jim Beck a surveyor/cruiser on the yacht Ptarmigan. Not only was Jim a great surveyor, he had spent 18 years in the area and knew who could do what and how well.

His advise was invaluable. Callisto's repairs were done by Scott Bradley at Precision Shipwright Services. He met his estimates in both time and cost and the work was excellent. We could not have been happier.

From the website "Sailing Yacht Callisto"