performs Yacht & Powerboat Surveys as well as build and refit management, with particular expertise in Barges and Canal Boats in the UK. Its affiliated, independent yacht surveying practice, Portugal Marine Surveys is based in Lisbon covering the wider Mediterranean region.
The mission of both London and Portugal Marine Surveys is to ensure clients are provided with accurate, impartial advice and recommendations necessary to make informed decisions, key to the ownership of the full range of sailing yachts and motor vessels. We conduct the full range of survey types and are available to assist you in the purchase, insurance and continued maintenance of your vessel.


The Principal Surveyor, Geoff Skinner is a fully accredited, professional surveyor with 40 plus years of marine experience and industry qualifications. Geoff has logged over 30,000 miles through a wide range of vessel types and boating activity. At one point Geoff lived on a Humber Sheffield Barge, which he purchased in Goole, sailed to London and converted to a comfortable family home. With specific training and extensive experience in metal hull surveying, he has inspected hulls ranging in size from the typical 10m steel narrow boat and 15m aluminium sailing vessel to, at the other extreme, a 120 year old, 23m rivited iron dutch barge built in 1896, and a 39m spitz barge.

Credentials & Qualifications

Accredited member:
Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association - YDSA,
Diploma: Yacht & Small Craft Surveying – IBTC,
Diploma: GRP Lay-up and Fault Identification – Marine Skills Centre, Southampton College,
Certificate: Design Theory - International School of Yacht Design - ISYD,
Member: British Marine Surveys Europe - BMSE,
Yacht Master Offshore - RYA,
Keelboat Racing Coach - RYA,
Dinghy Sailing Instructor - CYA,
Bachelors of Science – Concordia University,
Masters of Science – University of London / LBS,

How to Contact LMS

Contact Geoff directly via email: Email Geoff »
UK mobile +44 7785971503
Portugal mobile +351 925 185615
For further information have a look at
Portugal-Spain Marine Surveys