Meet the Author
Master Mariner BEng (HONS) MA CENG
Ian started sailing with his father at the age of 12 and, as a result, went to sea when he finished school. He sailed world wide for 13 years in a range of commercial ships and spent his leave working on board sailing yachts (up to 150ft) around the UK and in the Mediterranean. Throughout this time Ian studied for his commercial qualifications and he passed his Class 1 Master’s Certificate in 1984.
In 1988 Ian was recruited by Shell International Marine whereupon he returned to University sponsored by them on an Honours degree course in Naval Architecture. Following this he went on to take a Master’s Degree in Business Management.
Ian started his own marine surveying and consultancy business in 1992. The company was developed to offer technical advice and services to Owners, Operators, Managers, Banks and Insurance Companies in both leisure and commercial marine sectors.
In 1995, working closely with a London based Underwriter, Ian developed a Risk Management programme specifically for large yachts. The programme has carried out risk management reviews of over 200 different superyachts with Ian having personally carried out over 100 of these.
Ian is possibly one of the most qualified marine surveyors in the business