DAVID PESTRIDGE
CV 2020

Aston Martin AM37 survey Port Camille Rayon France

About Us

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:

IMechE
IIMS
SCMS

White Hat Marine Surveying seeks to deliver a professional marine survey service founded on these principles:

Efficiency

Requests for quotes to be actioned within 12 hours.
All completed reports to be with the client within 2 working days (PDF) and 5 working days (hard copy).

Honesty

Tell it as it is – barnacles and all!
Help the client focus on the important things, recognising this is a big financial and emotional commitment for them, but also highlight the positive aspects.
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Impartiality

Maintain high standards of professional integrity and independence.
Remember that the client is the customer.