Yacht & Small Craft Spring Training Day


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


Axis Conference Centre
3 Venture Road, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7NP

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09:00 – Registration, tea and coffee

09:30 – Following a busy start to the year with IIMS announcing several new initiatives, CEO, Mike Schwarz, is your host for the day and will present ‘A modern Institute for a modern, evolving Profession’.

10:00 – 11:00 – Karen Brain (Matrix Insurance Ltd) and Mike Schwarz in conversation. Mike will pose the questions to Karen. They plan to touch on report writing, current issues facing surveyors and why insurance premiums are rising, plus a host of other surveyor insurance-related topics. Do you have a question you would like to put to Karen? If so please email Rosie Webb at info@iims.org.uk and we will be sure to ask it for you.

11:00 – 11:15 – Coffee Break.

11:15 -12:00 –  An introduction to and live demonstration of thermal imaging cameras (thermography) and how this technology can assist and support the work of a marine surveyor by Jason Cargill, Teledyne Flir.

12:00 – 13:00 – Nick Cook (Technical Marine Supplies) and Rob Henderson (Marlow Ropes) present: Stainless steel wire standing rigging, lifetime expectancy. What are the primary causes of failure in wire rigging? Looking at the design of fittings, what makes some better than others? Mast and rig design and the effect this has on rig tensions. Rigging issues linked with overloading boats for blue water cruising.

13:00 – 13:30 – Lunch.

13:30 – 14:20 – Case studies and a short practical illustration of grp repair techniques by David Johnson, Wessex Resins

14:20 – 15:10 –  Fixed Fire Suppression and Fire Detection Systems for small pleasure boats and vessels (ISO 9094:2015), Workboat Code and MGN 627 system requirements up to classed vessel under IMO SOLAS rules by Martina Morosanu, Fireboy.

15:10 – 15:30 – Tea and coffee Break.

15:30 – 16:15 – The onslaught of AI technology and what it means for marine surveyors by Mike Schwarz.

16:15 – Close.

Remember, if you cannot join us live, you can join as an online delegate or you can reserve the videos for later viewing.

If you prefer not to use the secure online booking form below, please email Vicki Loizides at education@iims.org.uk or call her on +44 23 9238 5223 to reserve your place.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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