Bill Dunlop is a highly experienced yacht surveyor, with over 40 years in the marine industry and 27 years trading as Marintec. Marintec was formed in 1983 and specialises in all aspects of yacht surveying Bill Dunlop has been consulted by various major yards, in UK and Europe, on best practice regarding yacht systems.
Bill Dunlop is an experienced boat owner having cruised both UK and Mediterranean. The range of boats owned stretch from a Boston Whaler through Cranchis, Sunseekers to Princess V50. At present time he owns a Sunseeker in the Med and a Cornish Shrimper in UK.
There is no substitute for years of experience in this profession
The purchase of a vessel, whether new or previously owned, is a large capital expenditure. It is important to ensure that your investment is sound, which takes considerable experience and equipment to establish. A structural survey may be adequate for some vessels, but it must be remembered the powerhouse, whether that be engines and/or sails, spars, together with the systems in a vessel can be valued at anywhere between 50% and 75% of the purchase figure. The price of a full and detailed survey is a cost that pales into insignificance when compared to the potential it can unearth.
Mc Gruer & Co, Clynder, premier yacht builder;
Day Release and Night school at Clydebank; Caterpillar, Glasgow, Marine Division. This covered the installation, re-building and testing in the dynamometer house of a complete range of Caterpillar prime movers.
The preparation and rebuilding of standard Ford and BMC four cylinder motors to increase power and reliability for club racing and hill climbing. Yacht and Boatyard Management, Southampton;
Held management positions in yards in U.K and overseas;
Long gone are the days of only a Mark 1 eyeball and hammer! Present day requirements are for augmentation with highly specialist test equipment.
Main office is at Lymington, Hampshire, giving easy access to all areas along the south coast and to the major airports for his assignments worldwide. Mediterranean office is at Port Andratx, Majorca, to cater for the many clients around the Ballearic Isles.