White Hat Marine Surveying was founded by David Pestridge when he retired from the British Army in 2008 after a 17 year career with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Building on 20 years experience as a sailor and boat owner he completed the highly respected Diploma in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying. This course is designed and accredited by the (IIMS); an independent, non-political organisation which aims to advance the reputation of international marine surveying.
David is a chartered engineer, has a Masters Degree of Science and is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and the Society for Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS). Their websites can be found here: