Foster Marine Surveys Marine Surveys in Kent

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My story

I have been involved with boats from a young age through my father's profession in the Merchant Navy and, later, a Delivery Skipper. Some say I'm more at home on a boat than on land!

I have cruised extensively in the UK, Mediterranean, through the French canals and rivers, the Baltic and worked in the Norwegian fishing industry. I have also completed two Atlantic crossings as crew and engineer.

After this period, the opportunity arose for me to assist my uncle in his Marine Engineering and Surveying business and the rest, as they say, is history. My initial training period was 8 years to include assisting boat builders which helped broaden my professional skill set - I believe there is no substitute for practical experience - after which I felt ready to establish my own yacht survey consultancy.


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Memberships & Registration

During my career I have become a Member of the following organisations:

  • Member, International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)
  • International Register of Marine Surveyors
  • Associate, International Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarEST)
  • Member, Engineering Council (Engineering Council)
  • Former Associate, YBDSA


  • Qualifications & CPD

    Membership of the organisations below require me to undertake regular CPD to remain updated on latest industry guidance and standards.

  • City & Guilds Licentiateship in Heavy Engineering
  • National Craft Certificate in Heavy Engineering
  • City & Guilds Parts 1, 2 and 3 in Heavy Engineering
  • City & Guilds GRP/FRP Hand Laminating
  • Certificate in Cold Moulding & Essential Techniques for Wooden Boats, Lyme Regis ISB
  • RYA International Certificate of Competence - Sail & Power
  • Articles for IIMS Journal, "The Report"

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