AURA Yacht Surveys LLP (AYS)is operated by Mr Richard Lamble who since 2002 has carried out 2500 marine surveys the vast majority in pleasure yachts from 6.8m to 68m and is now based near Southampton. AYS offers experienced support to Owners, Buyers, Charterers, Management Companies, Underwriters and Lawyers for both large and small pleasure and small commercial craft.
Surveys are undertaken in accordance with professional marine industry standards, codes of practice such as the Code of Practice for the Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements of Iron and Steel Small Craft Structures issued by the International Institute of Marine Surveyors, MECAL Code of Conduct and AYS Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.
Richard Lamble is the Principal surveyor at AYS. He has 18 years’ experience at sea with his last appointment as staff chief engineer on a cruise liner. With over 40 years sailing experience in yachts of all sizes and many renovations and new constructions in wood, glass fibre, west, steel and aluminium to his credit, he has developed an awareness of where to look for the problems yachts develop. His technical background encourages the use of latest technology to enhance the surveys value.
Richard is a 1st Class Marine Engineer Officer – Steam and Motor, a Chartered Engineer, fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists, and a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors. He holds a Diploma in Marine Surveying of Small Craft and a Diploma in Vessel Valuation. Richard has undertaken expert witness in Arbitration and High Court actions.