About Rupert Keyzar (AssocIIMS)
Like many other surveyors, I have been in and around various yachts and ships for many years. I started off by working on my family's Princess 266 at a tender age, learning about many of the numerous issues older boats are notorious for.
This set the path for a maritime career in which I went to sea with P&O, was jointly responsible for salvaging and then maintaining the SS Nomadic (passenger tender to the mighty RMS Titanic) and ultimately moving into surveying the wide range of motor and sailing yachts from many of the well known and not so well known yacht manufacturers, such as Galeon, Westerly, Fairline, Sunseeker, Jeanneau, Princess, Nimbus, Atlantis, Moody, Sadler, Hunton, Beneteau, Sealine, Shakespeare, Bayliner etc.
As well as pleasure yachts (designated as small craft under 24m), I also have many years experience in surveying various types of commercial craft, from general purpose barges to work boats.
One of my specialist interests is in the condition surveying of historic ships, from which I can then advise on a number of options, whether that be in the form of a 'first aid' plan all the way through to offering project management services as part of a vessel's overall restoration. As well as the SS Nomadic, I have also had dealings with such ships as HMS President and the Tug Tender Calshot.
I am an associate member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), one of the most well known and respected of marine surveying regulatory organisations.
Qualifications and Professional Training
BTEC HNC in Marine Electronics (Merchant Navy College).
Certificate in Marine Industry Surveying (IIMS).
Associate Membership of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).
Tritex NDT (ultrasonic thickness testing) professional training course (IIMS).