independent superyacht

management support


From 1983 to 2001 Mike worked in the luxury superyacht industry, firstly as deck crew and for the final 10 years as a Captain.

Since 2002 Mike has operated his marine consultancy business, Superyacht Safety from his base in Mallorca, Spain.

Mike is highly experienced and knowledgeable with regard to providing clients with the support required to comply with:

  • The International Safety Management (ISM) code
  • The International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) code
  • The Large Yacht Code (LYC)
  • The Maritime Labour Convention MLC 2006.


This includes provision of:

  • Designated Person Ashore/Company Security Officer services
  • Supply and control of documentation
  • Remote monitoring of system implementation
  • Internal auditing services
  • Ship Superintendent


Since 2011 Mike has provided auditing services to the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration, and since June 2013 he has carried out MLC 2006 inspections on their behalf. He has also provided similar services for the Isle of Man ship registry since 2014.

He holds diplomas for both Marine Surveying and as a Ship Superintendent.

His extensive knowledge, expertise and contacts make him a highly desirable asset to any Superyacht owner and Captain giving them the peace of mind in knowing that the support and compliance required is there when it’s needed.

independent superyacht management support