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Having considered a number of marine 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 boat surveyor.

Sir Chay Blyth

Boat Surveying services - Who Are BMSUK?

Bodrum Marine Services was formed in 1994 to fill the requirement in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean for professional small craft boat surveyors, due to 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.

BMSUK is an internationally recognised marine surveyor and consultancy company based in the UK and offers 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 industry for over twenty-six years. This gives us an unrivalled advantage to expertly assess your requirements and professionally meet your needs.

BMSUK is committed to offering the best possible service which our clients will confirm. From narrow boats to project management we can help you.

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Why Choose BMS Surveyors?

Care should be taken when choosing 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 Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA). All surveyors are vetted before they can join either of these organisations and keep their membership both organisations have systems which ensure continuous professional development.

Mark Wiater, BMSUK's principal surveyor is a member of both organisations listed above and has been a member of the MCA committee of the YDSA. We have accredited marine warranty surveyors in most regions of the world allowing us to minimise travel costs and guarantee a fast response time.

Our services, as marine surveyors and consultants are indemnified by full professional indemnity insurance underwritten by Lloyds of London.

Please contact us if you have any questions or complete our contact form and we’ll be happy to help.

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