IIMS LYSCWG set to visit the Royal Huisman superyacht yard in Holland

The recently formed IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group is pleased to announce another training event and has been fortunate to secure an opportunity to visit the Dutch superyacht builder, Royal Huisman’s yard at Vollenhove in the Netherlands.

Royal Huisman has built some of the most iconic, striking and stylish craft to set to sea in recent years. They boast a facility of 30,000 square metres, which houses the modern equipment and infrastructure required for large custom yacht building and refitting. This state-of-the-art facility, set in Holland’s internationally renowned concentration of specialist maritime businesses, includes many advanced design and engineering software programmes for rapid communication with clients and the design team on systems design, engineering and construction processes. Naval architects and designers have access to the people with the experience, expertise and specialist skills that will enable them to realise their vision in the most intricate detail. IIMS has been granted permission to bring a group to the facility and this is a unique opportunity to have a look into their exciting and dynamic world at close quarters.

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IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Athens Training event report

Delegates in Athens well wrapped up against the elements
Delegates in Athens well wrapped up against the elements

A group of nearly 20 surveyors met in Athens on 9/10 January for the first IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft training event of the New Year since the formation of the expanded group. Despite unusually cold, at times sub-zero temperatures coupled with some unwelcome snow, the group braved the elements on the second day taking to a local marina to practice the art of tonnage measuring.

The training day was hosted by Yannis Stratis and IIMS is most grateful to him and his colleagues for their support and hospitality. The venue was the well-appointed Lloyd’s Register offices opposite Piraeus port.

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IIMS set to rebrand its SCWG as LYSCWG

The new LYSCWG logo
The new LYSCWG logo

With effect from 1 January 2017, IIMS has announced that its SCWG (Small Craft Working Group) will become known as LYSCWG (Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group).

IIMS Chairman of Yacht & Small Craft, John Excell, who was behind the decision to rebrand, explained, “There has been a significant shift in the market place with the continuing and exciting developments in the superyacht industry. A number of IIMS members who worked in the sub 24 metre vessels sector have progressed into the area of superyacht surveying, or are interested to do so. It is therefore entirely logical that we Continue reading “IIMS set to rebrand its SCWG as LYSCWG”

IIMS Small Craft Working Group 2016 ‘super’ training day report

Over 30 yacht and small craft surveyors converged on Boathouse No.4 at the iconic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for the 2016 ‘super’ training day on Monday 24 October and were joined by half a dozen more who came to the event remotely using video conferencing.

Chairman of yacht and small craft surveying, John Excell, welcomed guests to the day and particularly thanked Cygnus Instruments Ltd and Matrix Insurance Ltd for their generous sponsorship support of the day.

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IIMS Small Craft Working Group Super Training day programme announced

The Horizon Suite at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will host the IIMS SCWG 'Super' Training Day
The Horizon Suite at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will host the IIMS SCWG ‘Super’ Training Day

The SCWG ‘Super’ Training day programme, taking place on Monday 24 October, has been released.

The venue is the Horizon Suite, Action Stations, 19 College Road, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ. There is ample paid car parking within a few minutes’ walk of the venue.

Action Stations, set within the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is a most iconic venue for what promises to be an excellent training day.

Thanks to Matrix Insurance Services Ltd and Cygnus Instruments Ltd for their kind sponsorship of the event.

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RNLI meets IIMS

On Wednesday 25 May, a group of nearly 30 IIMS members met at the impressive Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) headquarters and training facility at Poole in Dorset, UK. Their mission? Firstly to have a close look first hand at the RNLI All-weather Lifeboat Centre and the various workshops to see and understand the activities going on. Then after lunch, the group combined with the RNLI surveyors at their conference for an invaluable afternoon of training and knowledge sharing.

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