Caribbean Marine Surveyors are specialists in surveying yachts and motorboats. We probably inspect more catamarans than any other Surveyors in the world. Caribbean Marine Surveyors started operating in 1999. We do not have any links with any boat yard, repairer or charter company.
We are approved by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to carry out inspections on Small Commercial Vessels (SCV) and maritime Labour Code (MLC). We are approved by the following UK Certifying Authorities for SCV and MLC inspections to Code 0:- MECAL; International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS); RYA (Royal Yachting Association); We work for the YDSA on an appointment basis. We are approved by the UK Government, Antigua and Barbuda government and the BVI government to carry out Tonnage Measurements up to 24 meters load line.
We are approved by MECAL and the BVI Government to carry out stability testing. We are approved by the Barbados Maritime Authority to carry out inspections for yachts registered in Barbados. We are approved by Transport Canada to carry out tonnage Measurements for registration in Canada. Caribbean Marine Surveyors Limited have a 26′ Worldcat fitted with twin 150hp Yamaha outboards for a fast response to any yacht in distress. We carry out surveys throughout the Caribbean.
Meet our Surveyors and staff
W. J. Bailey
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Date of Birth: 14 January 1954
Address: Box 281, Road Town ,Tortola, British Virgin Islands
London University external 1972 – 1975 Zoology degree with honours.
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) 1995 to date AMS 461.
International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) 1999 to date # 2160.
American Boat and Yacht Council 2003 to date.
International Institute of Marine Surveying Certifying Authority 2009 to date MIIMS #993.
MECAL Certifying Authority 2008 to present designated A1 and C2
SAMS training Conferences 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010,
IAMI training Conferences 1999, 2001, 2003, 2015
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club Training 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011
1975 – 1977 Southern Water Authority, Fish Farm Manager, Bewl Valley.
1977-1978 Bayham Abbey Trout Fishery Manager
1978- 1980 self employed forestry products
1980-1987 Kent Education Authority, Manager of Cliffe and Snodland Watersports Centres
1998-1994 Sailed the Caribbean on my 35â€™ Trintella. Delivery captain, and Charter captain
1994- 1995 North South Yacht Vacations, Maintenance manager of 35 boats.
Sept 1995 – Dec 1998 Hirst Marine Surveyors Tortola BVI. Full time Surveyor.
Jan 1999 to date Caribbean Marine Surveyors Principal Surveyor.
New York Court of Arbitration 2003 expert witness for the plaintiff.
Supreme Court Virgin Islands 2005 expert witness for the Crown in a Manslaughter case from a multiple death, boating accident.
Magistrates Court Virgin Islands 2006 expert witness for the defense, personal injury.
Magistrates Court Virgin Islands 2007 Witness for Marine Insurance Underwriters.
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada 2010 Expert in Van Duren v Chandler Marine.
Supreme Court Virgin Islands 2010 Expert in Aberle v North South Yacht Charters
Supreme Court Virgin Islands 2010 Expert in Mystic Seas v Eldred Williams / BVI Painters (settled out of court)
Supreme Court Virgin Islands 2011 Expert in Ingrid Hoffman v Kendric Chinnery (settled out of court)
Surveyor Associate (SAMS) 1994- 1997.
Accredited Marine Surveyor (SAMS) 1997, AMS461
1996 to date Tonnage Measurer, Transport Canada (Unlimited)
2005 to date Tonnage Measurer British up to 24 meters Load Line
1999 to date Certified Marine Loss Adjuster, Government of the Virgin Islands.
International Institute of Marine Surveying, 2005, MIIMS #993.
Approved by the IIMS Certifying Authority for MCA Code Inspections and Stability testing, 2005.
Approved by the Royal Yachting Association Certifying Authority for MCA Code Inspections 2005.
Approved by MECAL Certifying Authority as a A1 MCA Inspector & C2 Stability testing 2008.
I have been working full time as a Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor in the Caribbean since 1995.
Lenroy N. Quashie
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(284) 494 2091
(284) 346 2091
Virgin Islander (British)
I was born in Tortola British Virgin Islands in 1975, but migrated to the Island of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, where i obtained both my primary and secondary level education. There, i developed a liking for reading and a passion for poetry. In 2005, I published my book of poetry: “The Uncertainty of Time”, which received an impressive book review here in the British Virgin Islands.
Apart from writing, my talent for Lawn Tennis has allowed me to travel to many parts of the Caribbean, North & South America, and Europe, as a Semi-Professional Player. In addition, in 2003 I went on to become the Director, and coach of the Under 14 Youth Development Tennis Programme, in the British Virgin Islands. I’m still actively involved in the tennis world, as I continue to participate in local and regional tennis tournaments.
In 2011 I obtained a degree in Business Administration, at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
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21 January 1960
Box 281 Road Town Tortola BVI
Caribbean Maritime Institute 1986 to 1987 and 1988 to 1989 class 3 deck officer
Blackpool and the Clyde College 1992 to 1993 and 2009 to 2010 class 2 deck officer and Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science
world Maritime University 1995 to 1996 Master of Science in Port Management
membership of the Institute of chartered shipbrokers by examination study period 1996 to 1999
University of the West Indies external 1998 to 2001 diploma in Security Administration
member of the nautical Institute 1986 to present
former member of the International Harbour Masters Association 1997 to 2000 associate member 2001 and 2002
member of the Institute of chartered shipbrokers 1999 to present
member of the American boat and yacht Council ABYC 2015 to present
Society of accredited Marine surveyors SAMS as a Surveyor Associate 2016
Chapman school of seamanship yacht and small craft survey course 2015
former civil servant and customs officer, Seaman and deck officer including five years on tugs and barges and one year on tall ship sailing boat, and held various technical and managerial posts within the St Christopher air and sea ports authority. At present employed as staff surveyor for Caribbean marine surveyors limited.
Patrick O’Loughlin Staff Surveyor, Society of Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Surveyor Associate, Master Mariner, MSc in Port Management, MICS member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, MNI member of the Nautical Institute. Completed Chapman’s School of Seamanship course in Yacht and Small Craft Survey in 2015
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August 28th, 1987
Box 281 Road Town Tortola BVI VG 1110
Secondary School Diploma – Lakefield College School – Ontario, Canada.
Studied BFA, Technical Theatre – Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Studied BComm. Business Management – Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Studied FdSc Operational Yacht Science – United Kingdom Sailing Academy
Studying Yacht and Small Craft Surveying – International Institute of Marine Surveying Part way through a Distance Learning Diploma Course
Virgin Islands Search and Rescue
2009 – Festiva Sailing Vacations – Crewed Yacht Captain
2009 – The Moorings – Crewed Yacht Captain
2009 – 2014 – S/Y Ma Ha – Lagoon 570 – Private Yacht Captain
2014 – 2016 – Parts & Power Ltd. – Service Manager
2016 – Present – Caribbean Marine Surveyors
MCA/RYA Master of Yachts 200t
• BVI Boatmaster Grade II
• MCA (STCW’95) Basic Crew Training
• RYA Powerboat Level II
• RYA Safety Boat
• RYA Diesel Engine Certified
• PADI Divemaster
• MCA GMDSS Certificate
Born in France, spending his childhood in England, and growing up in Canada, it is not an easy for Andrew to come up with an answer when you ask him where he is from.
After completing university in Toronto, Canada, Andrew went back to the UK to pursue a career in the yachting industry. After completing his MCA 200 ton Master’s license, he found himself traveling through the Mediterranean and then over the Caribbean.
Andrew was passing through the BVI in 2009 when he was asked to run a few charters for a local charter company and never left. After working with numerous charter companies, he found a private yacht with the right owner and spent five years running charters throughout the Caribbean and US East Coast.
Eventually, Andrew felt that it was time to become a little more land-based and put down some roots. It was at this point he joined a Caribbean engine and power generation distributor as their Service Manager, however this just wasn’t quite close enough to his passion; boats.
Finally, Andrew joined Caribbean Marine Surveyors in 2016.