With the YDSA Certifying Authority, you have a choice of Coding Surveyors. Our Coding Surveyors are selected from our membership of experienced Marine Surveyors, meaning they have proven experience in the industry. They are not employees and you are free to choose any YDSA Coding Surveyor from around the UK and overseas.

Coding Surveyors are divided into two levels, according to their qualifications and experience:

  • Level 1: Coding vessels in all categories; carrying 16 or more persons; lifting/towing; carrying more than 1 tonne of cargo; and Pilot Boats.
  • Level 2: Coding vessels up to Category 2 not requiring a Stability Information Booklet.

Accredited (Fellow)

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Mike Fox
Fox Associates
Bryn Park
Bryn Refail
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 3NR
UK
Office:
01286 871122
Mobile:
07789 860777
Fax:
01286 864653
Specialisation:
20 years experience investigating insurance claims. Insurance renewal surveys. Valuations. Damage/defect reports. Osmosis inspection. Ultrasonic surveys.
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel
Area of Operation:
Wales

Accredited (Fellow)

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1 Large Yacht Group
Ed Horne-Wingett
Marine Yacht Surveys Ltd
Roe Cottage
Piddinghoe
Newhaven
BN9 9AT
UK
Office:
01273 589313
Mobile:
07747 782127
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium, Ferro
Area of Operation:
South East

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Joe McCollam
McCollam Marine Ltd.
9 Dalriada Drive
Cushendall
BT44 0QF
Northern Ireland
Office:
02821 771737
Mobile:
07557 912520
Specialisation:
Naval Architecture, Pre-Purchase, Damage Surveys, Insurance Surveys, Project Management
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
Ireland

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Mark McGarry
NW Surveying Services Ltd
Yr Hen Lys Meddyg
Ffordd Brynffynnon
Port Dinorwic
nr Bangor
Gwynedd
LL56 4SJ
UK
Office:
01248 671023
Mobile:
07831 790413
Fax:
05601 140531
Specialisation:
Pre-purchase & insurance surveys
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel
Area of Operation:
Wales

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Fraser Noble
McGruer Boatbuilders Ltd
Clynder
Helensburgh
Argyll and Bute
G84 0QL
UK
Office:
01436 831313
Mobile:
07768 217054
Fax:
01436 831919
Specialisation:
All types of small craft up to 24m with specialist skills in wood construction.
Qualifications:
IIMS Diploma in Marine Surveying
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium, Ferro
Area of Operation:
Scotland

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1 Large Yacht Group
Andrew Pearson
Winterbothams Ltd
36 Stephenson Road
South Hampshire Industrial Park
Totton
SO40 3SA
UK
Office:
+44 (0)2380 668665
Specialisation:
Pre-purchase surveys. Valuations. New building and refit supervision. Technical experts. YDSA Large Yacht Group
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons), CEng, MRINA
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
South Central

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1 Stability Book Producer Large Yacht Group
James Pratt
Pratt Naval Architecture Ltd
The Studio, 4 Frogs Lane
Church End
Shotley
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP9 1EP
UK
Office:
01473 788077
Mobile:
07765 788077
Fax:
01473 788077
Specialisation:
Naval architecture, design, survey & consultancy for all yachts & small commercial vessels. Newbuild overseeing, Condition/Insurance/Damage surveys. Stability. Technical analyses. Expert witness. YDSA Large Yacht Group
Qualifications:
BEng (Hons), CEng, MRINA
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
East, North

Accredited (Fellow)

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Steve Roberts
S R Marine Surveys Ltd
38 Birch Road
Oxton
Wirral
Cheshire
CH43 5UA
UK
Office:
07767 244929
Mobile:
07767 244929
Specialisation:
Yacht and powerboat surveyors specialising in pre-purchase and damage surveys in all materials. Boat Safety Scheme examiner.
Qualifications:
Time served Shipwright/Boatbuilder. Dip Marine Surveying. CPD courses
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
North, Portugal

Accredited (Fellow)

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1
Steve Roberts
S R Marine Surveys Ltd
Monte Dos Cordovoes
7670-212
Ourique
Beja
Portugal
Office:
07767 244929
Mobile:
07767 244929
Specialisation:
Yacht and powerboat surveyors specialising in pre-purchase and damage surveys in all materials. Boat Safety Scheme examiner.
Qualifications:
Time served Shipwright/Boatbuilder. Dip Marine Surveying. CPD courses
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
Portugal

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1 Large Yacht Group
John Ross
Yacht Surveys (Malta) Ltd.
PO Box 292
Valletta
Malta
Office:
+356 9928 9271
Mobile:
+356 9928 9271
Specialisation:
Yacht and Superyacht Pre-purchase, Insurance, Damage surveys. Expert Witness. Commercial Yacht and Superyacht Coding worldwide.
Qualifications:
BScEng (Abdn), MRINA, MNI, Certified Marine Investigator, Malta Government Surveyor of Ships
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
Scotland, Malta, Europe
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