Professional marine surveyors Based in Poole

Professional marine surveyors Based in Poole

Professional marine surveyors Based in PooleProfessional marine surveyors Based in Poole

About Us

Ian Braham, yacht Surveyor, IMS Yacht Surveys


Our principal surveyor, Ian Braham, has spent a lifetime around boats.  He worked in the engineering sector for over 20 years, before moving to the marine industry over 15 years ago.  Ian is professionally qualified  member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (GradIIMS). 

Why did Ian establish IMS Yacht Surveys?:

"Having reviewed many hundreds of vessel surveys during my career, I was surprised how the quality of work varies between surveyors.  Some survey reports are little more than a list of limitations and a description of the vessel.  I established IMS Yacht Surveys to provide a professional service, producing comprehensive reports filled with useful information, enabling clients to make informed decisions"

Ian is an appointed RORC measurer for yachts racing under IRC and is a non-executive director of a naval architecture firm, Peter Eyre Marine Design Limited ( ).  He holds a Yachtmaster Offshore qualification and has logged tens of thousands of miles as a yacht skipper.

Yacht surveys

IMS Yacht Surveys provides a no-nonsense, professional surveying service.  With a long history of helping people buy boats, we understand the importance of having the correct information to support buying and maintenance decisions.


Yacht Surveys

We are based in Poole, with easy access to the Solent and along the South Coast.  Travel to mainland Europe and further afield can also be arranged.