Marine Survey Training
Marine Survey Training was established in 2006 by Paul Stevens who is a long established yacht and small craft surveyor and technical author on surveying issues. Paul set up the course as a practical, hands-on, training alternative to distance learning correspondence courses. The course started at the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) in Lowestoft which has been training students in boatbuilding since 1975. Now operated by Lynn and Mike Tupper ,the college is well known and respected.
Marine Survey Training is now based at Fox’s boatyard in Ipswich although it retains close links to the IBTC. The practical surveying course provides an initial package of distance learning material followed by four weeks of training on a wide variety of GRP, wood and steel vessels, both leisure and commercial, thereby bridging the gap between study of theory for several months prior to the course and later performing survey work. The course is now led by Martin Evans and Aidan Tuckett, both long standing members of the YDSA and RINA and provides a very low tutor to student ratio of minimum 1 tutor to 8 students, thereby providing one to one training. The course trains students in identification and interpretation of defects, structured thorough condition surveying and high quality report writing. The course is only open to people with suitable prior marine industry experience.Following successful completion of the course, BMSE membership is offered to mentor and help maintain a high quality standard of work throughout the student’s career.