Independent Marine Surveyors and Consultants

John's many Qualifications and Memberships include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (University of Aberdeen)
  • Malta Government Surveyor of Ships (Unlimited)
  • MECAL, SCMS, IIMS, RYA and YDSA Examiner for the MCA Small Commercial Vessel Codes of Practice
  • Diploma in Practical Yacht and Small Craft Surveying, with Distinction. (IBTC, Lowestoft)
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (MRINA)
  • Member of the Nautical Institute (MNI)
  • Member of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (MSCMS)
  • Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (MIIMS)
  • Accredited Member of the Yacht Designer's and Surveyor's Association (AYDSA)
  • Chairman Emeritus and Founder Member of British Marine Surveyors, Europe (BMSE)
  • Member of the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Naval Officer's Association

Anna deals with the company administration and the all-important scrutinising of reports.   After several years working as a Lawyer in the City of London, Anna qualified as an MCA/RYA Commercial Yachtmaster and Chef working on privately-owned sailing yachts.

A number of highly experienced specialists are called on as required, these include: a Naval Architect, a Shipwright, a Rigger, a Marine Electrician and a Marine Engineer. 

We work closely with a number of Shipyards, Maritime Lawyers and Flag State technical departments throughout Europe.


We work only for you, our Principal.

We will not share the results of your survey with any other party, including the broker, lender, or insurer.

Our surveying business is very diverse, and our financial survival does not depend on referrals from brokers.

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With many years of experience both Surveying and at sea as a super yacht Master and Engineer MYS has the ideal combination of skills to understand, report on and solve the varied issues that arise on vessels. This is complemented by a range of relevant academic qualifications and practical training. 

Our surveys are accepted by all major lenders and insurers.  Many major Underwriters have instructed us for survey assignments.

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Our reputation for honesty and integrity is most important to us.

We believe in treating all parties fairly, avoiding any conflict of interest. We are not involved in selling boats, equipment, or repair services, nor do we have any financial interest in any organization that does.

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Our Principal Surveyor, John Ross, has over 25 years experience working on vessels of many types and sizes. He carries full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance, underwritten by Lloyds of London. He is an Engineering graduate with five years experience as a Deck Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve and fourteen years as a professional superyacht Captain and Engineer. You can be assured that you are instructing a reliable and trusted expert.

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