Sailing Yacht

Yacht surveys

As yachts become ever larger and more complex, offering credible advice to the international yacht and insurance market demands more than a worldwide network: it demands strong technical insight into the nature and performance of these vessels.

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Contact Details

Amsterdam:

+31 (0)20 610 7260

Antwerp:

+32 (0) 3664 0279

Geneva:

+41 22731 0892

Groningen:

+31 (0) 596 7450 02

London:

+44 (0) 207 101 2114

Melbourne:

+61 438 544 859

Rotterdam:

+31 (0) 10 479 0311

Yacht surveys

We combine our experience from small leisure craft surveys with our leading superyacht naval architecture and engineering business to offer a single source of independent, highly credible advice.

Apart from yacht owners, managers, insurance underwriters and their lawyers, BMT acts for customers from all sectors of the yachting community including builders, suppliers and other third-party interests. In bringing together our network of specialist yacht surveyors with our superyacht design, engineering and technical expertise, we have created a comprehensive range of services that integrate these two specialisms and can be applied for any yacht size, varying from small pleasure craft to the most customised mega yacht.

For further information please contact: cs-sur-yachts@bmtglobal.com / Phone: +31-10-4790311

Our Yacht Surveyors and Consultants

Peer van Oosterhout

Principal Yacht Surveyor

Peer van Oosterhout

Principal Yacht Surveyor

Peer specialises in investigating a wide range of technical matters on board pleasure yachts, with a particular focus on damage to hull and equipment, system failures, fuel management and emergency response. He also advises on technical matters arising from discussions between yards and shipowners on repair and refit. 

His career in marine surveying spans over 25+ years, during which time he has investigated dozens of complex claims on every type and size of pleasure yacht. Apart from his work in the field, Peer is often called upon to act as an expert witness in litigation in various countries and is an arbitrator with the Dutch maritime arbitration association (TAMARA). 

Email: peer.vanoosterhout@bmtglobal.com
Phone: +31 (0)6 542 74 659

Martijn de Vos

Head of Yacht Surveys

Martijn de Vos

Head of Yacht Surveys

Martijn de Vos has a BSc from the Maritime Academy de Ruyter, Flushing, his specialisation being marine transport and logistics. He has been active in the international surveying industry since 2006 and worked at a large surveying firm before joining BMT in 2013.

Martijn joined BMT’s Yacht Surveys team in 2016 and is currently completing his accreditation as a yacht surveyor. Martijn is a sailing boat owner himself and has a particular affinity with leisure and luxury craft.

Email: martijn.devos@bmtglobal.com
Phone: +31 (0)6 293 14 421

James van der Heiden

Yacht Surveyor

James van der Heiden

Yacht Surveyor

James is a former master in command, with 8 years of seagoing experience on board commercial deep-sea vessels. He has been dual educated and holds certificates as a marine engineer and nautical officer.

In his 10+ year career as a marine surveyor, he has investigated a wide variety of marine casualties. His work on (mega) yachts includes emergency response following a grounding incident, fuel oil contamination, engine failures, hull repairs and condition surveys for sale / purchase. 

Email: james.vanderheiden@bmtglobal.com
Phone: +31 (0)6 542 74 661

Yrjo Migchelsen

Fire Investigator

Yrjo Migchelsen

Fire Investigator

Yrjo holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Nautical Studies and has 12 years sailing experience on board commercial vessels, of which 6 years were in the rank of first engineer. Yrjo is specialised in on-board fires and is an accredited Fire Investigator Technician (FIT) through the American Institute of Arson Investigators. He has investigated a wide variety of marine fires, including several fires on modern and traditional pleasure crafts.

His broad background in marine engineering systems together with his experience and accreditation through the prestigious IAAI, makes Yrjo an excellent addition to the Yacht Survey team and specifically in case investigations concerning electrical failures and on-board fires.

Email: yrjo.migchelsen@bmtglobal.com
Phone:+31 (0)6 551 16 882