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 Large Yacht Group
Martin Pittilo
Maple Marine Ltd
31 Long Reach
West Horsley
Surrey
KT24 6LZ
UK
Office:
01483 285794
Mobile:
07901 550408
Fax:
01483 285794
Specialisation:
YBDSA President. Power and sailing craft, specialising in GRP. Damage surveys.
Qualifications:
BSc Ship Science, FRINA, CEng, EURING
Materials:
GRP/FRP
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

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:
0151 653 3853
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:
0151 653 3853
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
Malta Yacht Surveys
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:
Malta, Europe

Accredited

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 1 Large Yacht Group
Mark Wiater
BMSUK (Oxon) Ltd
12, Stratford Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1SW
UK
Office:
+44 (0) 7827 292171
Mobile:
07827 292171
Email:
Website:
Specialisation:
Condition, valuation, insurance surveys. Marine consultants and project managers. YDSA Large Yacht Group
Qualifications:
DipMarSur
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
South Central

Full Member

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 2
Lee Battrick
Lee Battrick Marine Surveyor
Le Phare Felu
Tower Road
St Helier
JE2 3HS
Jersey
Office:
01534 611143
Mobile:
07797 742510
Fax:
01534 611143
Qualifications:
Full member SNAME, Member IAMI
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
France, Channel Islands

Full Member (Fellow)

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 2 Large Yacht Group
Robert Elliott
Ellyachts
PO Box 26
Lavrion
195 00
Greece
Office:
+30 229 20 23 468
Mobile:
+30 6944 442 002
Fax:
+30 229 20 25 800
Specialisation:
Yacht surveys. Technical consultancy. Supervision of new builds. YDSA Large Yacht Group
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood, Steel, Aluminium
Area of Operation:
Greece

Full Member

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 2
John Hamilton
Coutts Caledonian Marine Services
Newshed
Bennochy House
Forth Park Drive
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY2 5TA
UK
Office:
07713 158146
Mobile:
07713 158146
Qualifications:
ONC Naval Architecture, IIMS Diploma Yacht & Small Craft Surveying
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood
Area of Operation:
Scotland

Full Member

Tonnage Measurer Coding Surveyor Level 2
Simon May
Boatcare Yacht Surveys
8 A Shedfield House Dairy
Sandy Lane
Shedfield
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32 2HQ
UK
Office:
02380 015002
Mobile:
07939 208840
Fax:
023 8045 4498
Specialisation:
Surveys of GRP and composite sailing & motor yachts. Rig, machinery, engine and system work undertaken.
Materials:
GRP/FRP, Wood
Area of Operation:
South Central
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