Professional Institution memberships include RINA, YDSA, MECAL, IAMI, SCMS, RYA and the IIMS. We operate under the Code of Practice for Yacht Surveyors. We carry full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for the protection of our clients and undertake regular Continuous Professional Development. 

We provide a professional service to boat and yacht Owners and purchasers as well as Insurers, Lawyers, Banks and Finance Houses.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Telephone: (+356) 9928-9271

Malta Yacht Surveys,

PO Box 292, Valletta.

Malta G.C. 

VAT Number MT-1902-9734

Our services are often requested overseas and instructions have taken us to places as diverse as Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, the USA, Dubai and most ports in Europe, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

We have detailed knowledge and experience of many types of vessel, from commercial fishing vessels and speed boats to luxury yachts and superyachts. We use state of the art equipment such as moisture meters for GRP and wooden hulls, ultrasound thickness gauges for steel or aluminium structures and infra-red cameras for machinery and leak testing. After the survey inspection, a detailed written report is produced for the client giving a comprehensive account of any defects, along with suggested measures for rectification. 

As Appointed Tonnage Surveyors for Malta, UK, Eire and the Red Ensign group Registers of Shipping we can assist with registration under the British, Maltese and Irish Flags. 

Superyachts motor yachts and sailing yachts

Malta Yacht Surveys is a British run yacht survey practice operating worldwide. We deliver a wide range of services such as pre-purchase survey and insurance yacht survey, damage assessment, Non-Destructive Testing, refit consultation, Expert Witness and Regulatory Surveys.

Our Principal Surveyor is a Government Surveyor of Ships for the Malta Commercial Yacht Code and local Commercial Vessel Regulations for ships, boats and yachts of all sizes. He is an Examiner for the UK MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels and a Certified Marine Investigator. We offer consultancy and surveys for yachts, superyachts and small commercial ships.

Classic large sailing yacht




As when buying a house or a car, it is essential when buying a boat to ensure that the vessel is not only structurally sound, but also that equipment and fittings are in...

About Us

Our Principal Surveyor, John Ross, has over 30 years experience working on vessels of many types and sizes. He carries full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance,

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