Contacts

New instructions or general inquiries regarding superyacht survey and consulting services can be directed to our Head Office by email or phone:

[email protected]
+44 203 142 4350

Our 24 hour Marine Casualty Response Services can be contacted by email or phone and will receive a response, 24/7:

[email protected]
+44 1202 898219

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Lyubomir Djambazov
Principal Marine Surveyor - Bulgaria, P&I Services Manager - Eastern Europe
Surveyor
Master Mariner
P&I Service Managers
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Varna
Bulgaria
Mobile: +359 886 800 137
Email: [email protected]
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Principal Marine Surveyor  – Bulgaria

Mob: +359 886 800 137
Tel: +359 52 600 319
Email: [email protected]

Ten years seagoing experience on general cargo, Ro-Ro and container vessels and 15 years as a surveyor. Holds a Class 1 Foreign Going Master’s Certificate.

He has specialized in offshore warranty surveys (including jack up rig moves) and project cargo surveys. Experienced in warranty and towage surveys, load-out and general average surveys, P&I condition surveys, casualty investigations, collision investigations and Hull damage surveys on behalf of Underwriters and P&I Clubs, JH 143 Shipyard Risk Assessment surveys, Pre-purchase surveys. Involved in Salvage operations, including refloating of grounded ships. Fluent in Bulgarian, English, Russian.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).

Martin Braithwaite
Marine Surveyor (BYS)
Surveyor
Marine Engineer
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
London (Bevis Marks)
United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7341 737 807
Email: [email protected]
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Marine Engineer Surveyor (BYS)

Mob: +44 (0)7341 737 807
Tel: +44 (0)203 142 4350
Email: [email protected]

Martin is a marine engineer holding a chief engineer’s certificate of competency. He has experience on a variety of vessels including container ships, cruise ships and large yachts. Since coming ashore, Martin has acted on behalf of the Owner during the construction of a number of large yachts and has provided ongoing support through build and warranty periods. Martin’s arrival brings welcome additional capacity to Braemar Yacht Services, where the business continues to see strong growth in all areas, but mostly notable in the provision of pre-purchase surveys for yachts over 50 metres in length, where Braemar is one of a handful of survey companies with the resources and expertise to take on surveys in this specialist area.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS)

Matthias Wittek
Senior Marine Surveyor
Surveyor
Naval Architect
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Bremerhaven
Germany
Mobile: +49 170 271 8277
Email: [email protected]
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Senior Marine Surveyor

Mob: +49 170 271 8277
Tel: +49 47 4473 1223
Email: [email protected]

Matthias is a Naval Architect with over 30 years maritime experience which includes Exclusive Class Surveyor (GL), Maritime Administration Surveyor, Superintendent on Tankers, Special experience in H&M damage, Towage, Condition and Loading Surveys, Lead Surveyor for Shipyard Builders Risk Surveys (JH143), Special Expertise in traditional built Wooden Boats and Mega Yachts.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS)

Paul Hill
Managing Director - Europe & Africa - Marine
Surveyor
Marine Engineer
Management & Key personnel
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
London (Bevis Marks)
United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 489 246
Email: [email protected]
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Managing Director – Europe & Africa – Marine
Marine Engineer

Mob: +44 (0)7711 489 246
Tel: +44 (0)203 142 4350
Email: [email protected]

Paul Hill has 20 years of seagoing experience as an Engineering Officer including 8 years as a Chief Engineer with on high speed ferries. He has experience of a wide range of vessels including tankers, containerships, reefers, snd cruiseships. Coming ashore he worked as ship repair manager at A&P Falmouth and Pendennis Superyachts, before coming to London to work as a consultant marine engineer. In this time he has provided expert opinion for P&I Clubs, lawyers, hull insurers and has sat on Joint Hull and IUMI Committees as technical adviser.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS)

Paul Saunders
Marine Engineer Consultant & Surveyor
Surveyor
Marine Engineer
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
London (Bevis Marks)
United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7557 018 954
Email: [email protected]
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Marine Engineer Consultant & Surveyor

Mob: +44 (0)7557 018 954
Tel: +44 (0)203 142 4350
Email: [email protected]

Paul is a Marine Engineer with Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency. He has sea service on Diesel and Diesel electric propulsion vessels including the world’s largest motor propelled trimaran. Paul has 16 years’ experience as Superintendent with modern geared multipurpose dry cargo vessels, and offshore / research vessels. He has managed numerous dry docking and repair contracts worldwide and has undertaken several major conversion projects.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).

Peter Ryan
Director - Asia Pacific - Marine Consultancy
Surveyor
Marine Engineer
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Singapore
Direct: +65 6517 6865
Mobile: +65 9655 6240
Email: [email protected]
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Director – Asia Pacific – Marine Consultancy
Marine Engineer

Mob: +65 9655 6240
Tel: +65 6517 6860
Email: [email protected]

Peter holds a Class 1 Marine Engineer’s motor certificate of competency and is a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers.  He has 15 years of sea going experience on passenger ships with major cruise liner operators and ultimately served as a Chief Engineer.  Whilst ashore Peter worked as a lubricant and fuel analyst for Shell and as a cargo and assurance consultant with BP.  As a marine consultant and associated director with a major marine consultancy, Peter specialised in casualty investigation and legal support in off specification fuel cases, fire investigations, shipyard audits, thermographic surveys and STS cargo transfers. Peter is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve and is an RNR Amphibious Warfare Specialist and a Senior Naval Officer (SNO) in merchant ships chartered for military purposes.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS)

 

Rene Van Dierendonck
Marine Engineer Surveyor
Surveyor
Marine Engineer
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
The Netherlands
Mobile: +31 629 536 844
Email: [email protected]
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Marine Engineer Surveyor

Mob: +31 629 536 844
Tel: +31 (0) 10 426 0122
Email: [email protected]

Rene is a highly experienced marine engineer  with 14 years of experience in  ship management with Anthony Veder Rederijzaken BV where, as Manager Repair & Maintenance, he oversaw the operation of 27 modern gas carriers (CO2, LPG, LEG, LNG & LNG fuelled) , as Fleet Manager and Technical Superintendent with Atlanship SA, who operate high tech fruit juice carriers and as Superintendent with the Dutch Pilots Association. Prior to that he was working as a Class Surveyor and Lead Auditor with ABS for 7 years.  Rene’s seagoing career of 9 years was with Nedlloyd sailing on Container (geared/gearless), Roll-on/Roll-off, Multi Purpose (part Refrigerated, part Container), Dry Cargo and Chemical Carriers

 

Richard Franklin
Head of Braemar Yacht Services
Surveyor
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
London (Bevis Marks)
United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7970 606 635
Email: [email protected]
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Head of Braemar Yacht Services (BYS)

Mob: +44 (0)7970 606 635
Tel: +44 (0)203 142 4350
Email: [email protected]

Richard’s seagoing experience started in the Royal Navy, where he served on a range of ships as a bridge watch keeper. After a period working in the City, as an investment banker, most recently with Morgan Stanley, where he ran their European oil & gas research team, Richard spent 10 years as a superyacht captain, running a wide range of sailing and motor yachts in private and commercial use. Richard started his own survey practice in 2014 and joined Braemar as the Head of Braemar Yacht Services in 2017.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS)

Robert Kerr
Principal Marine Surveyor
Surveyor
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Shanghai
The People's Republic of China
Mobile: +86 186 2133 2502
Email: [email protected]
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Principal Marine Surveyor

Mob: +86 186 2133 2502
Tel: +86 21 3378 1018
Email: [email protected]

Robert is a commissioned Naval Officer and served with the South African Navy for 9 years and on leaving, 8 years as a tug master.  Robert  works as a Marine Surveyor and has experience at Richards Bay conducting bulk cargo inspections draft surveys and has also conducted towage approvals, rig moves, on/off hire surveys, pre-purchase, P&I and H&M condition surveys and casualty investigations.  As a ship manger he has acted as DPA, a ship repair manager for offshore vessels and is a qualified ISO 9001 internal auditor.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).

Steve McCarthy
Associate Director - Marine Services
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
London (Bevis Marks)
United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7580 199 230
Email: [email protected]
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Associate Director – Marine Services

Mob: +44 (0)7580 199 230
Tel: +44 (0)203 142 4350
Email: [email protected]

Based in London, Steve has worked within the London Marine and Insurance community for over 30 years. He started at The Salvage Association working in the hull department as a case handler.   Following a spell with another survey company, Steve joined Braemar in 2013 as Associate Director of Marine Services.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).

Sven Polter
Master Mariner/Marine Surveyor
Surveyor
Master Mariner
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Dubai
UAE
Mobile: +971 (0)50 654 1455
Email: [email protected]
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Master Mariner/Marine Surveyor

Mob: +971 (0)50 654 1455
Tel: +971 (0)4 331 3100
Email: [email protected]

Sven is a Master Mariner with fifteen years seagoing experience as Deck Officer on general cargo, heavy lift, bulk, reefer, container, polar supply, salvage and offshore supply vessels. Command experience comprises three years on fisheries research and protection vessels. He has ten years surveying experience in the Middle East performing various H&M casualty, condition, warranty and towage/voyage approval surveys.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).

Uluc Morek
Marine Engineer/Naval Architect
Surveyor
Naval Architect
Marine Engineer
Yacht Specialists (BYS)
Istanbul
Turkey
Mobile: +90 542 382 2034
Email: [email protected]
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Marine Engineer/Naval Architect

Mob: +90 542 382 2034
Tel: +90 216 969 1896
Email: [email protected]

Uluc is a Naval Architect / Marine Engineer with an MSc.  He has field experience in shipyards as repair planning engineer being involved with major repairs on different types of vessels, Superintendent Engineer in a local shipping company with bulk carriers and general cargo vessels, Drydock repairs and conversion in the Far East and Experience in ship repair marketing engineering.

Uluc is fluent in Turkish and English and has a good knowledge of Italian.

Member of Braemar’s Yacht Team (BYS).