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 Expert  728728

Expert in Marine Surveys Including Construction, Damage, Investigations, Accidents

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (Institut International des Experts Maritmes) with Associations world wide. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (Upgrading shortly), is on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and a Member of the International Association of Marine Investigators. He is also the Consultant Marine Surveyor to the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy which has a world wide reputation. He has an association with ther UK Metre Boat Association.

He has had experience in boats of various types all his life. Having been in the legal profession with Maritme clients he now works at his passion, i.e. anything to do with the sea. His experience in the legal profession gives him an advantage in investigative work and report writing as this experience enables him to prepare reports which are in accordance with Court procedures, i.e. CPR 35.

On the practical side Expert by himself has built his own wooden racing dinghy and also his current 30ft sailing yacht both from scratch. He has also built a 28ft yacht from a bare hull. Furthermore, he has been involved in other yacht building and restoration projects and continues to do so.

Expert is also able to provide a full Legal Service.

His work carries him throughout Europe and Easterm Mediterranean, but he is prepared to travel anywhere that may be necessary.

He has been involved not only in Marine Surveying but also in respect to Criminal cases involing maritime issues.

Expert is able to give a good personal service and is excellent at communication and customer/client skills.




boating accident


boating accident investigation






commercial vessel


construction failure




marine surveyor


pleasure craft





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2003   Certificate in Marine Surveying   Marine Surveying   International Institute of Marine Surveying  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Top Deck Marine ConsultantsLtd


Managing Director /marine surveyor


Expert is responsible for all the main activities of the company which involve marine surveying with associate activities.

Career Accomplishments:

IIMS:Instutit des Experts Maritimes: World wide Associations of IIMS; YDSA; IAMI:UK Register of Expert Witnesses:Consultant Marine Surveyor; Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy:Technical Director Compass Inflatables.

Professional Appointments

Consultant Marine Surveyor Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy; Technical Director Compass Inflatables: Non Exclusive Surveyor UK Hellenic Register of Shipping.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Adlard Coles  
 - Crowood Press  
 - Waterline Books  
 - Adlard Coles  
 - Witherbys Publishing  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was appointed by the court to survey and assess damage to a private yacht in a matrimonial dispute.
  • Expert was instructed by an owner of a sports boat to assess stress cracks apparent in the hull in a dispute with the suppliers. He also advised on and supervised remedial work.
  • Expert was instructed by a Defendant's solicitors in a Crown Court case to advise upon the condition of a yacht involved in a major drug running case.
  • Expert has been instructed by insurers to advise upon the condition of a yacht consequent upon a claim for damage sustained in a Tornado in Portugal.
  • Willaim Expert was instructed to examine and report upon the condition of a motor cruiser damaged by fire in Portugal.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Having been a lawyer for about thirty years Expert has varied and considerable experience in court matters including court procedures preparation of cases and collating evidence, attention to detail and all other matters pertinent to the preparation and running of a case in court.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2007   Croatia   For insurers inspection and report upon the conditon of a sailing yacht damaged in a lightning strike.

Also report upon safeguards on the yacht against ther likelihood of such damage.

2008 to 2008   France   Report upon the condition of mast damaged in transit in a disputed matter.
2007 to 2007   France   For insurers examine condition of lock gates in a canal consequent upon a collision by a hired vessel from company insured by insurers. Negotiating claim in French with Authorities and loss adjusters for the claimant. Negotiated claim down from over 30000.00 Euross to under 5000.00 Euros.
2008 to 2009   Portugal   For insurers Inspect and investigate a claim consequent upon damage to a sailing yacht sustained in a local tornado.
2008 to 2008   Portugal   For insurers inspect and investigate damage to motor yacht sustained in a fire. Matter disputed; expert suspected fraud and reported as such.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is proficient in French to a standard which enables him to deal with matters in French.

Market Research:
His attendance at seminars, visiting marine constructors and general research in the professional activites in the Marine Industry enables Expert to keep abreast of trends in the industry -again also based upon many years of experience.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has not yet developed training seminars but continues to attend them regularly.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Willaim Expert's work does not specifically involve the sourcing of vendors/suppliers. His experience in the field is through many years in and around Maritme activities. His knowledge is widespread.

Other Skills and Services

Communication skills which are essential in this type of work.


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