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.

39 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.

  • Arbitration

    Our services have been used to solve disputes between ship owners and shipbuilders, civil engineering and dredging contractors, for interpretation of contracts between contractors and in guarantee claims.

    We have also acted as expert consultants/witnesses to various law firms in contract claim disputes.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Audits


  • Workboat Code of Practice

    Examiners for the SCMS Certifying Authority. Specialists in the MCA Workboat Code of Practice for Small Commercial Craft.

  • Local Representatives in:

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

Marine Services

  • Marine Surveys
  • On/Off Hire Surveys
  • Pre Purchase
  • Damage Survey
  • IMCA
  • Tow Surveys
  • Insurance Claims
  • Vessel Deliveries

  • Dry Docking and Slipping
  • Maintenance Checks
  • Thickness and Moisture Measurements
  • AutoCad

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