'Having concidered a number of surveyors, I asked Mark Wiater of BMS to survey a vessel which I potentially wished to purchase. I was delighted with the finished comprehensive report on the vessel. I would not hesitate to recommend his services as a surveyor'
Sir Chay Blyth
Bodrum Marine Services was formed in 1994 to fill the requirement in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean for professional small craft surveyors, due its success and demand it has now expanded from its core business of marine surveying to include the supervision of new builds and major refits. In 2010 the company relocated to the UK as BMSUK (Oxon) Ltd.
BMS are an internationally recognised marine surveying and consultancy group based in the UK and offer a wide range of services in the UK, Europe and internationally including:
Our team have been operating in the commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry for over twenty-six years. This gives us an unrivalled advantage to expertly assess your requirements and professionally meet your needs.
BMS is committed in offering the best possible service which our clients will confirm. From narrow boats to project management we can help you.
Care should be taken when choosing a Marine Surveyor as the industry is unregulated meaning any individual can set themselves up and call themselves a Marine Surveyor
There are two internationally recognised British based organisations that represent surveyors. The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and The Yacht Desigers and Surveyors Association (YDSA). All surveyors are vetted before they can join either of these organisations and to keep their membership both organisations have systems which ensure continuous professional develoment.
Mark Wiater, BMSUK's principal surveyor is a member of both organisations listed above and has been a member on the MCA comittee of the YDSA. We have accredited surveyors in most regions of the world allowing us to mimise travel costs and guarantee a fast responce time.
Our services, as marine surveyors and consultants are indemnified by full professional indemnity insurance underwritten at Lloyds of London.
The aim of a Full Condition Survey, commonly known as a Pre-Purchase Survey is to identify and detail a yacht's defects, so for a new buyer help them decide if they wish to proceed with the purchase of their chosen yacht.
Read more about our Yacht Condition Surveys