Welcome to Cardiff Marine Surveyors and Consultants. My name is
John Julian and I am a qualified marine surveyor specialising in both privately owned and small commercial craft.
I am a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects having completed
a degree in Naval Architect at Newcastle University before taking an M.Sc. in Shipping Operations and Management.
I am also an Accredited Member of the YDSA, a founding member of British Marine Surveyors, Europe (BMSE) which is a surveyor’s forum and the MECAL representative in South and West Wales.
I have over 30 years’
experience in the marine industry and have undertaken a wide variety of projects such as producing Lloyd’s Approved
cargo loading instruments for merchant vessels, designing an automatic ballast control system for a pipe laying ship,
developing a program to calculate the strength of lashing systems in container vessels, installing
equipment on ships throughout the world and working with marine satellite communications systems.
I have a life-long interest in boats and sailing and own the Scottish fishing boat,
Progress. Progress is a Fife and was built in 1915 as a 47’ sailing lugger with auxiliary engine.
She was in poor condition when I bought her and I have systematically re-built her from the keel up. (Recent
research shows she was “practically re-built in 1940 so there is probably nothing original left on board.) This
and other projects have given me considerable experience in the building and repair of boats and yachts.
I took up marine surveying as it allowed me to combine
Naval Architecture with my practical boat building skills and as there are an increasing number of regulations governing the
maritime industry, I supplemented this knowledge by studying for a Diploma in Small Craft Surveying run
by the Lloyds Maritime Academy. I also reinforced my practical skills by taking the
renown “Practical Yacht and Small Craft Survey Course” run by the International Boatbuilding Training College which was designed in conjunction with the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA).
Satellite Communications Equipment