Admiral Yacht at YDSA Annual Conference on HMS Belfast

The YDSA are a professional association established in 1912 which represents independent, professional yacht surveyors and yacht designers in the UK and overseas.

Admiral Yacht Insurance are members of the association and often engage the support of YDSA Surveyors when handling our yacht insurance claims.

This year the YDSA Annual Conference was held on HMS Belfast, and Robert Holbrook, our Managing Director, together with Bob Samuels, our Claims Manager, attended this key marine industry event and were able to meet up with many surveyors and fellow marine insurers who we work with in support of our yacht insurance claims work.

The Conference also provides useful technical briefings and updates to the Surveyor community – this year’s presentations included one on advanced Non Destructive Testing techniques used for the investigation of structural defects in complex yacht structures, and the particular issues associated with carbon composite components such as masts. Forensic material test investigation was also covered – with its topic of bacterial corrosion in stainless steel new to most attendees. More traditional subjects such as rigging checks, and techniques for yacht valuation were also covered.

In the photo Bob and Robert enjoy a break in the proceedings on deck to admire the London River panorama with George Truckell, a Surveyor based in Cowes with whom Admiral Yacht Insurance has had a long relationship.

If you are looking for a yacht insurance quote please visit our get a quote page to complete our online yacht insurance quote form and our specialists team will get back to you with your bespoke yacht insurance cover and quotation. Alternatively, you can can contact our team who will be happy to help answer any specific questions that you may have.