Richard Cray – Course Director for Yacht & Small Craft Surveying

Feb 10, 2015

Richard started sailing with his father from an early age and developed a love of the sea

Having studied engineering at university, he developed a base understanding of engineering principles, which led to his systematic way of thinking.

Having spent a number of years working in the finance industry as a senior manager, Richard retrained as a yacht surveyor. As a self-confessed ‘boat nerd’, his passion was in boating and he had always wanted to work in the industry.

Richard has owned and sailed a number of boats; from racing modern yachts to creek crawling in a small bilge keel yacht. He has taken long breaks from work to cruise extensively with his wife on his Sadler 34.

Richard has a wide range of surveying experience from small sailing and motor boats to the world’s most renowned Superyachts. He believes that the fundamental surveying principles are the same regardless of the type of vessel.