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The Surveyor

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I'm an ardent sailor and lover of the sea. I've spent years restoring and repairing sailing yachts and work boats, maintaining and upgrading various craft, re-rigging modern and traditional crafts, racing yachts, skippering offshore deliveries, and teaching sailing. The photos above offer a glimpse into some of this marine experience.

I've worked in the marine industry around the UK and abroad and have sailed all over the world. I have also completely restored my classic FRP sailing yacht, and last year we sailed her across the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean. This broad and varied background has given me a wealth of valuable experience all of which, I believe, contributes to the best surveys.

With this background, I enrolled on the practical marine surveying training course in Ipswich, the only hands on course of its kind in the UK, and a far cry from the 'learn surveying via correspondence' courses that qualify many a surveyor. I passed this course with a merit and welcomed the fantastic feedback from the senior surveyors running the course. The course refined the practical skills of surveying; encouraging an open mind, a tentative, methodical approach, and the application of numerous tests so as to turn opinion into objective fact. With this, the completed report is an objective statement of fact, not one of conjecture or opinion. 


I am a member of the Marine Survey Associates (MSA), a body of highly qualified yacht and small craft surveyors who were successful following the completion of the practical surveying course. Members share their insights and experiences which is beneficial to all.


I am an associate member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) having shown my knowledge of marine engineering, my broad employment within the marine industry, and my unquestionable drive to build on industry knowledge and skills via further training and qualifying. This resulting in more accurate, factual and knowledgable surveys. 

My theoretical knowledge is gained and maintained by continued research and investigation, however, there is no substitute for practical experience. If I'm not surveying, I'll be found repairing vessels, in the rigging, or out sailing.

My ambition as a surveyor is to put my knowledge and experience to good use, and offer the best service possible in the form of top quality, factual, insightful surveys, created with each individual client in mind to assist them in making informed decisions and improving their safety in all regards.

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