Joe Rowles - Marine Surveyor

Who is Joe Rowles ?

Joe Rowles is an internationally accredited marine surveyor based in Turkey and operating throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.

Joe carries out all types of marine surveys and is authorised to carry out MCA (Maritime and Coastguard agency) coding for UK registered Small Commercial Vessels. Joe is recognised by the following Certifying Authorities for the MCA: IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveyors), YDSA (Yacht Brokers, Designers & Surveyors Association) , MECAL Ltd and the RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Acting as project manager Joe offers consultancy and technical advice on new construction and yacht refit projects.

Joe has operational experience on various types of marine vessels, construction methods, materials and firsthand experience of boat yards and repair facilities within the Eastern Mediterranean. Joe can help you select the yard and present development reports on a regular basis for refit or new build projects.

Joe Rowles has full professional indemnity insurance underwritten at Lloyds of London.

Joe Rowles - Marine Surveyor

Joe comes from a practical engineering background, in the early 1990’s he worked as a Helicopter technician, then transferred to the marine industry in 1993. Since then he has been working on and around yachts both sail and power. After working as a marine mechanic and carrying out refit and repair work Joe started Marine Surveying in 2001. Joe formalised his surveying by attaining a diploma in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying where he specialised in the surveying of rigs, engines and machinery and systems. Joe continues to work as a full time independent Marine Surveyor.

Also a keen sailor Joe has sailed throughout the Mediterranean across the Atlantic in the Baltic, North Sea and of course the Solent.

Joe’s Associations include:

  • Full member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)
  • Royal Yachting association (RYA) boat inspector
  • MECAL ltd coding inspector

Over the years numerous yachts have been surveyed, both powered and sail.

Wooden yachts have been surveyed with various construction methods including: Traditional construction (carvel) with sawn, laminated and steel frames. Strip plank, Ceder strip and plywood.

Numerous custom made steel and Aluminum yachts.

Production and custom yachts from the following builders:

  • Alden - GRP sailing yacht
  • Amel - GRP sailing yacht
  • Aquafibre - GRP motor yacht
  • Baltic – GRP sailing yacht
  • Bavaria - GRP sailing and motor yachts
  • Beneteau - GRP sailing and motor yachts
  • Benetti – Steel & Aluminium motor yacht
  • Broard Blue – GRP sailing catamaran
  • Celestial – GRP sailing yacht
  • Cenit – GRP sailing yacht
  • Cheoy Lee – GRP sailing yacht
  • Chris-Craft – GRP Motor yacht
  • Colvic – GRP sailing yacht
  • Contest – GRP sailing yacht
  • Dehler – GRP sailing yacht
  • Dragonfly – GRP trimaran
  • Dolphin - GRP sailing catamaran
  • Dufour – GRP sailing yacht
  • Dynamique yachts -GRP sailing yacht
  • Edel – GRP catamaran
  • Fairways – GRP motor sailer
  • Falcon – GRP motor yacht
  • Freedom – GRP sailing yacht
  • Fountain Pajot – GRP catamaran
  • Ferretti – GRP Motor yacht
  • Garcia – Aluminium sailing yacht
  • Gib Sea – GRP sailing yacht
  • Grand Soleil – GRP sailing yacht
  • Gulfstar – GRP motor sailer
  • Hallberg – Rassy – GRP sailing yacht
  • Hunter – GRP sailing yacht
  • Horizon - GRP motor yacht
  • Hylas – GRP sailing yacht
  • Jeanneau - GRP sailing and motor yachts
  • Kha Shing - GRP motor yacht
  • King Dragon – GRP sailing yacht
  • Lagoon – GRP sailing catamaran
  • Maxi – GRP sailing yacht
  • Monte Fino - GRP motor yacht
  • Moody – GRP sailing yacht
  • Moonen - Steel motor yacht, Steel and aluminium motor yacht
  • Mustang Yachts – Cold moulded mahogany sailing yacht
  • Nauticat – GRP motor sailer
  • Nautitech – GRP sailing catamaran
  • Norseman – GRP sailing catamaran
  • Northwind – GRP sailing yacht
  • Numarine - GRP motor yacht
  • Ovni – Aluminium sailing yacht
  • Oyster – GRP sailing yacht
  • Pacific seacraft – GRP sailing yacht
  • Princess – GRP Motor yacht
  • Prout – GRP catamaran
  • Riva - GRP motor yacht
  • Robertson & Caine – GRP sailing catamaran
  • Selestra – GRP sailing yacht
  • Sealine - GRP motor yacht
  • Scand – GRP Motor yacht
  • Slocum – GRP sailing yacht
  • Storebro - Traditional timber motor yacht
  • Sunseeker – GRP Motor yacht
  • Swan – GRP sailing yacht
  • Trident Marine – GRP Motor yacht
  • United Ocean Industries – GRP sailing yacht
  • Versilcraft – Plywood motor yacht
  • Wavquiez – GRP sailing yacht
  • Westerly – GRP sailing yacht
  • Westsail – GRP sailing yacht
  • Young Sun – GRP sailing yacht


“We commissioned Mr Rowles to carry out a full condition (pre purchase) survey on a 26 year old HR352. In his response to our initial inquiry Mr Rowles was precise in what the survey would cover, what he would charge, and when the survey and if required the sea trial could be carried out. The execution of the survey was thorough, well organised, and meticulously carried out.”Christopher and Annabel Moir