About Us

Julian Smith - Principal Surveyor

Julian Smith owner of Hamble Marine Surveys has gained over the past 25 years broad experience in many different areas of the marine industry. This ‘apprenticeship’ has been served worldwide with real hands-on experience gained from working on and with vessels both sail and power.

Julian Smith Thickness survey

His experience has been gained through working in the following areas:-

  • Commercial Sub-Sea inspection diving in West Africa
  • Commercial cargo and damage surveying in UK, Africa and USA
  • Running charter fleets in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • RYA Instruction and Coaching in Turkey, Greece, Croatia and UK
  • New Boat Sales
  • Commissioning of new yachts and technical customer support
  • Brokerage Boat Sales
  • Yacht Cruising and Racing worldwide

Julian Smith is a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), Affiliate member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA) an appointed senior MCA Code of Compliance Examiner and a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster. He is also on the International Register of Marine Surveyors. He holds full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

Hamble Marine Surveys is a UK registered company No. 10649650

Why Choose Us?

Our survey reports are issued within 48 hours with a preliminary assessment within 6 hours
Our reports are written so they are easy to understand with lots of photographs
We are happy for you to be in attendance during the survey
We offer Valuations which are accepted by all the main Finance and Insurance providers
We are members of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Affiliate members of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association and full members of the RYA
We have full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
We offer a personal advisory service with continued support after the survey which is included as part of the appointment

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