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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About Us


Independent Marine Surveyors and Consultants


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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Why Choose Us?

John's many Qualifications and Memberships include:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (University of Aberdeen)
  • Diploma in Practical Yacht and Small Craft Surveying, with Distinction. (IBTC, Lowestoft)
  • Lloyds Certificate in Naval Architecture (Lloyds Maritime Academy)
  • Malta Government Surveyor of Ships (Unlimited tonnage)
  • MECAL, SCMS, IIMS, RYA and YDSA Examiner for the UK MCA Small Commercial Vessel Codes of Practice


  • Royal Institute of Naval Architects (MRINA)
  • Nautical Institute (MNI)
  • Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (MSCMS)
  • International Institute of Marine Surveyors (MIIMS)
  • Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS)
  • Yacht Designer's and Surveyor's Association (AYDSA)
  • Royal Yachting Association
  • 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 available including Naval Architects, Shipwrights, Riggers, Marine Electricians and Marine Engineers. 

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

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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