Maritime Services and Consultancy

We strive to provide a friendly prompt professional service from the first call to conclusion and report

Marcus Lankford

Principal Surveyor

As a time served boat builder, commercial fisherman, commercial skipper, Marine Superintendent and Marine surveyor,  we can advise and support with our knowledge of non-commercial to Classed vessels.

Over 40 years experience in the marine industry.


DipMarSur (IND).

City & Guilds Yacht & boat building.

Yacht master Power commercial endorsed.

  • Consultancy
    We offer design, preparation and evaluation of tender documents, supervisory control and technical assistance during pre-building and building stages for a wide group of British, Dutch, European and other International Shipping Companies and Contractors for new building, conversions and repairs. Consultancy services for dredging contracts etc. are also available.
  • Workboat Code of Practice
    Examiners for the SCMS Certifying Authority. Specialists in the MCA Workboat Code of Practice for Small Commercial Craft.
  • On and Off Hire Surveys
    Charter surveys for Owners/Charterers, joint ventures etc. on all types of ships, dredging craft, land-based equipment, inland, coastal and offshore craft and equipment and pipe-laying plant.
  • Towage and Stowage Certificates
    We carry out pre-tow surveys, make recommendations and issue survey certificates for ocean voyages in tow or under own power for all types of ships, dredging craft and other marine transports on conventional and submersible pontoons.
  • Audits
  • Insurance
    We investigate, survey, issue tender specifications, witness repairs, finalize costs and report on insurance claims on behalf of Owners, Underwriters and P & I Clubs
  • Valuations
    We evaluate all manner of marine and land plant and equipment for purchase, insurance, taxation and contracting purposes, for joint venture partners and independent buyers and sellers.
  • Offshore
    On and off-hire surveys, valuations and related surveys to off-shore and associated equipment.
  • Ultrasonic Measurements/Capacity Measurements
  • Expert Witness
    We have also acted as expert consultants/witnesses to various law firms in contract claim disputes.
  • Local Representatives in:

    Rotterdam Aberdeen Newcastle-upon-Tyne Liverpool Southampton Edinburgh Grimsby Newhaven Lowestoft Southend-on- Sea

Marine Services

  • MCA Workboat coding
  • On/Off Hire Surveys
  • Pre Purchase
  • Damage Survey
  • IMCA
  • Tow Surveys
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maintenance Checks
  • Thickness and Moisture Measurements
  • AutoCad
  • Tonnage measurements
  • MLC surveys

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