IIMS Palma Training Event


25/04/2019 - 26/04/2019    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


Restaurant Varadero
Carrer del Moll, s/n, 070, 12 Palma, Illes Balears, Majorca, Spain

Event Type

The IIMS Western Mediterranean Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group will meet for its annual event on 25th and 26th April in Palma Majorca, immediately prior to the Palma Superyacht Show which starts on 27th April. Additionally we are offering a practical sea trial activity on the morning of 27th April for up to 10 pre booked surveyors. Complimentary VIP tickets for the Palma Superyacht Show will also be given to all attendees. The map shown is the location of Restaurant Varadero, the meeting place for Friday morning. The other classroom based activities are held just 100 metres away at our usual haunt Muelle Viejo #17, First floor, Palma Port (close to the STP main entrance).

The event is open to all IIMS members and also non-members alike.

To attend both days is £200 (approximately 235 euros at the current exchange rate). There are also 10 places available for any delegate who wants to attend the sea trial activity on the Saturday morning at no additional charge.

To reserve and pay for your place at the two day event, please use the form below. If you prefer not to pay online, call the IIMS office on +44 23 9238 5223. If you want to reserve your place on the Saturday morning practical sea trial activity, please indicate that separately on the form too.

Lunch on each day and the group dinner on the Thursday night for those who wish to participate is at delegates’ own cost.

Thursday 25 April
09.00 Meet by the Palma Superyacht Show main entrance and registration. Depart by mini bus to Camber Marine, Gremi des Fusters, 2, 07009 Palma
09.30 Introduction by Camber Marine personnel followed by a presentation including:
– Design and functions of the Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system
– Key points of the IPS system
– IPS diagnosis (inspection of the vital components)
– Possible repairs
– Humphree Stabilizer – introduction and functionality
12.00 Depart back to Palma for lunch
12.30 Lunch in Palma
14.15 Karen Brain, Matrix Insurance: What are contracts and why do you need them?
15.15 Paul Hamill, Tides Marine: Marine shaft seals
16.15 Karsten Hertrich, Yacht ‘Up Marine S.L.: An introduction to the Dockmate wireless control docking system
17.15 Close
19.15 Group dinner

Friday 26 April
09.00 Mike Schwarz: IIMS update at Varadero Restaurant (100 metres from the classroom)
10.00 Paul Madeley: Surveying boat electrics – what a surveyor should know
11.00 Stefano Scarpa: Rigs and masts
12.00 Ken Hickling: Superyacht project management – Surveyors: Whose side are you on anyway? Exploring the way that a simple Yard/Owner interface on smaller yachts becomes more complex with the addition of paid crew, private client offices, management companies, designers and so on.
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Tim Rowe: Surveying steel vessels. Some projects can be complex and sometimes there are specialised sub-surveyors working for primary surveyors
15.30 Kim Skov-Nielsen: Synthetic fibre rigging
16.45 Close

Saturday 27 April
Sea-trial masterclass on a motor vessel 60-80 ft. A practical activity of some 3 to 4 hours for a maximum of 10 surveyors who have pre-booked using the form below – likely to be held in Palma Bay. Overalls and ear protectors required! John Walker will cover instruction on how to correctly sea-trial a motor vessel during the course of a Pre-Purchase Survey, including how to prepare, what to do, what not to do, what the client will be expecting from you the surveyor from the trial.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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