In 1999 I built Ocean Rover, a 30-meter 280-ton expedition style luxury live-aboard that was -at the time- the largest steel vessel ever built in Phuket and the only Thai flagged vessel in her size listed with complete IMO certification including an International Passenger Ship Safety Certificate.
Ocean Rover logged over 100,000 nautical miles in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Andaman Islands before relocating to Rajah Amphat, Indonesia under new ownership.
Building and operating Ocean Rover to the highest international standards inspired me to seek accreditation as a marine surveyor and start Waterline Marine.
I chose Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and received a Diploma (Merit) in Marine Surveying specializing in pleasure craft, both power and sail. Since then I’ve surveyed over 700 vessels of all types and size.