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 C1`
SAMS training Conferences 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015
IAMI training Conferences 1999, 2001, 2003, 2015,2018
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club Training 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011,2013,2015, 2018, 2019
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) 4346 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.
Born on the small island of Jersey, UK, Anna grew up loving the sea. Having graduated with a Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture degree in the ‘noughties’ when everyone wanted in on the tech bubble, she redirected her engineering skills into business consulting. While enjoyable, she missed the marine world. Swapping business suits for boiler suits she re-focused back to marine, working on large shipbuilding projects in South Korea, Japan, Turkey and the US as a health, safety and environmental engineer in the energy sector.
Seeking a change of pace from the corporate world Anna went back to Uni to study Marine Science, Policy and Law. After a stint working for the UK Government in environmental policy and offshore renewables, she decided she wanted to spend less time in the office and more time on the ocean. Anna moved to the BVI in 2014 to enjoy warm water sailing, kiteboarding and SCUBA diving.
Before joining the CMS team, Anna captained a busy watersports charter yacht, implementing an onboard environmental programme; the first of its kind in the BVI. Anna continues her environmental work through local NPO Green VI helping charter yacht companies ‘green’ their operations.
Anna is a detail orientated professional engineer with over 20 years of marine sector experience ranging from 30ft fiberglass boats to 300m LNG carriers. She sees each boat as having a story. Combining this with careful attention to what a client needs is why Anna finds the role of a surveyor so intriguing and rewarding.
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Younger than the average surveyor from what I’ve seen!
Box 281 Road Town Tortola BVI
- Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from Newcastle University UK.
- Master’s Degree in Marine Science, Policy and Law, Southampton University, UK
Qualifications & Accreditation:
- MIIMS – Full Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, UK
- SAMS SA – Survey Associate with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, USA
- Yacht Captain (BVI Boatmaster and MCA 200GT all Oceans commercially endorsed)
- PRINCE2 Project Manager (Project Manager Practitioner, AMP Group Ltd)
- Chartered Engineer (CEng, UK Engineering Council)
- Scuba Instructor (PADI Open Water, Nitrox and Medic First Aid Instructor licenses)
- 2000 – 2005 – KPMG London & Netherlands – Audit, Accounting & Business Consultant
- 2005 – 2015 – Orchard Solutions – Marine Consultancy – Director
- 2012 – UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency – Environmental Policy Advisor
- 2015 – 2018 – The Moorings – Crewed Yacht Captain
- 2019 – Present – Caribbean Marine Surveyors – IIMS & SAMS Accredited Staff Surveyor
ANDREW BALL Andrew was born in France, spending his childhood in England, and his secondary school and university years Canada. He studied a BFA in Technical Theatre, and later a BComm in Business Management. After university education in Toronto, Canada, Andrew went back to the UK to pursue a career in the maritime industry. After completing his MCA 200 ton Master’s license, he found himself traveling through the western Mediterranean and then on to the Caribbean whilst also pursuing an FdSc in Operational Yacht Science. Among his recreational and commercial operating qualifications are PADI DiveMaster, RYA Powerboat II , RYA Diesel engine, GMDSS, STCW, and others.
While passing through the British Virgin Islands in 2009, he was asked to run a few charters for a local charter company and made the BVI his home. After working with numerous charter companies, he found a private yacht with a great owner and spent six 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 (representing brands such as Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Kubota, Perkins, Northern Lights, Cummins/Onan, Dometic, JCB, John Deere, ZF Hurth, and others), however this just wasn’t quite close enough to his passion; boats.
Finally, Andrew joined Caribbean Marine Surveyors in early 2016. While still occasionally filling in as a relief Captain for large yachts to keep his feet wet, Andrew performs purchase, insurance, and stability surveys, among others throughout the Caribbean from Panama to Florida.
The majority of Andrew’s work involves damage surveys, claim management, loss adjustment, and accident investigation. He also has significant experience in Catastrophe Response, leading assessment teams in the field in the BVI after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas in 2019.
New build projects are one of Andrew’s many passions. He enjoys bringing his collective knowledge of a wide variety of vessels and designs, combined with his extensive operating experience, together to give new builds improvement. This takes him far and beyond the Caribbean, most recently and most often to the Sunreef Catamarans factory in Poland, where he has worked on multiple new build projects.
Andrew is empowered to conduct surveys such as SCV and tonnage surveys for the MCA through MECAL and is also a QI for the Marshall Islands Shipping Registry. He performs inspections and measurements for other flag states and registries on a case-by-case appointment basis.
Andrew is currently the Vice Chairman of the Marine Association of the BVI and spends much of his spare time helping to shape legislation regarding the BVI Marine Industry and assisting the industry to give back to the community.
When not busy volunteering in other areas, Andrew is also a crew member and emergency responder for Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, the marine rescue agency in the BVI, and has been since 2012.
Andrew is also a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and the International Association of Marine Investigators.
Send Andrew an email and see how he can help you today.
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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.
Chris has over 40 years sailing experience primarily in the Great Lakes, eastern North America Intercostal waterways and the Caribbean. Chris has spent his early years sailing traditional rigged Tall Ships and the last approximately 15 years sailing and working on Fiberglass mono and multi hull vessels. Chris has lived in the Caribbean for over 30 years.
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Phone: (284) 346-8105 or or (284) 346-2091
• Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS
• 50-Ton Master Mate BVI-E1521250
• Restricted Marine Diesel Engineer with Transport Canada: STCW-95.