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A Bit of Background

My name is Giles Innes. After completing my apprenticeship as a boatbuilder over 29 years ago I started my own business as a shipwright and custom boatbuilder, which I ran successfully for the next 10 years. After a spell in the super Yacht Industry in the Caribbean I qualified as an Officer of the watch unlimited and spent the next 10 years working as an officer in the offshore oil and gas industry on heavy shipping. During this time I qualified as a marine surveyor. For the last 8 years, having graduated to Master (Captain),  I have worked as a towage master on the tugs here in the Port of Southampton and in many locations covering coastal and offshore towage and marine civil engineering. I now run my own business offering marine surveys for all types of yachts and motorboats of all sizes and also offering a range of marine services including primarily re-fit. re-build consultancy, but also engineering, fabrication, GRP, equipment installation, electrics and carpentry. ( See Harbour Marine Services ). I hold a Diploma in Marine Surveying from the Lloyds Maritime Academy, and am a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying and the International Association of Marine Surveyors & Consultants. In addition to this I am a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, the Nautical Institute and the Royal Yachting Association. I have sailed all my life in offshore / inshore racing and cruising and am a member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club. 


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Area of Operation

I am based in Southampton but happy to travel anywhere in the UK and overseas. I do not charge for travel within a 50 mile radius of Southampton. If overseas travel is required, I am happy to do this at cost and will keep this to a minimum. If travel costs are necessary, I will always quote in advance and use the least expensive method. Please click below to see more about my costs and fees.

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