About Us

BMSE is a specialist group of yacht and small craft surveyors that raises standards in the surveying industry by sharing technical information and training events. The group includes members from other countries but most are found in the UK. Many have extensive marine industry backgrounds, ranging from Boatbuilders and Brokers to Superyacht captains. All BMSE members have passed the Practical Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Course provided by either the International Boatbuilding Training Centre or Marine Survey Training ©. Our focus is to carry out a comprehensive series of inspections and tests and describe the results as found in plain English.

While all members work to a similar format and standard, each member will offer different services and specialities. BMSE was formed to share knowledge between surveyors, thereby allowing each surveyor to draw on the specialist expertise of others. Members communicate on a forum daily discussing new technology, emerging trends, new repair methods and industry issues as well as individual vessel’s defects.

Present BMSE Membership requirements are to have passed the Marine Survey Training course, to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance, and to be a practicing Yacht Surveyor. In an industry that is continually evolving, we can offer yacht owners, insurers and finance companies the reassurance of working with a professional group of surveyors that are continually looking to raise standards.