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The Saint-Jours Naval Surveyor office located at Port-Vendres along the Mediterranean Seacanstockphoto5624435


Skills and specialties

With more than 20 years of naval experience, the surveyor Bastien Saint-Jours was a first-class (unlimited) officer in the French merchant marine (deck and engine)

He is since :

Civil engineer in maritime and river survey (« IPF certification N°26043a  » accredited COFRAC, code BIT 2142, DR-18-délégation Languedoc Roussillon)  

Certified COFREND UT1 Non Destructive Testing (NDT)sector Manufacturing and maintenance / Mechanical (measurement by ultrasound),

Professional Engineer : Peng (UK) MSPE certified by The Society of Professional Engineers (London), 

Surveyor of Justice at the Court of Appeal in Montpellier (E7.6 vessels),

Member of Chambre des Experts des Pyrénées Orientales

Member of Collège Européen des Experts Maritimes et Fluviaux (CEEMF), 

FEMAS Surveyor (The Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants), 

Membre de International Association of Marine & Shipping Professionals (I.A.M.S.P): IAMSP Certificate, 

Naval Surveyor Bastien Saint-Jours is an experienced professional in his domain, who only operates strictly following deontology rules. The diversity of his professional path has enabled him to acquire the essential skills required for naval expert assessment and advising:


  • Marseille National School for Merchant Navy graduate, he benefited from an excellent naval education. This complete training enabled him to acquire technical knowledge specialised in fields ranging from seafaring to machinery.
  • A career as a universal First Class Officer in the Merchant Navy. Numerous sailing experiences on merchant ships of different types (cable layers, oil tankers, ocean liners, supply) give him the best technical predispositions for naval expert assessment.
  • Sailmaker and then Production manager for a world renowned sail making group. These positions led him to study and practise techniques specific to sails and rigging of pleasure and regatta sailboats. The diversity in sail and boat types he worked on in this company (notably following all kinds of damages) has given him a relevant and well-argued critical sense.
  • A pleasance sailor himself (several transatlantic crossings, multiple convoying experiences in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean) and high level regatta experience as a skipper or professional shipmate (match racing, Tour de France à la voile, world, and European as well as French and Spanish championships on multiple supports), he was able to observe and study a great variety of regatta and pleasance boats. Furthermore, as regatta is highly incident-prone, it raises the chance of damage, accidents and potential legal disputes.


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