Marine Professional

Barnaby Sollars (AssocIIMS)


This website is here to fly the flag for my business as a marine surveyor with McGruers of Clynder but also to present my back ground and life experiences for those who may wonder how it was I ended up doing what I am doing and what I get up to when I am not doing the ‘day job’. It also includes a page for my vinyl stickers business Sticky Vinyls.

I am a marine professional with over 30 years of industry experience including senior management, new build commissioning, round the world racing and boat building. I am now based in Cowes, operating as a Marine Surveyor on the IOW, South Coast and World WIde.

Available for marine surveys or general consultancy, power or sail to 24m.

Pre-purchase, Insurance, Valuation.

Thirty years of marine industry experience

Associate surveyor and marine consultant McGruer & Co LTD
Marine services manager for Cowes Harbour Commission
Commissioning manager Oyster Marine
Commissioning skipper Oyster Marine
Times Clipper 2000 Project Manager
Fleet manager Clipper Ventures
Skipper, Mermerus, Clipper 98 round the world
Skipper and Mate, sailing barge May, Tate & Lyle
Med and Caribbeen, skipper and crew, Sail & Power
Sail training aboard Traditional Vessels
Yacht and boat building apprentice Souters IOW

Class 4 Masters Certificate 3000 Tonnes

RYA Ocean Yacht Master

AOB/MCA Barge Master

Level 3 City & Guilds, Yacht and Boatbuilding


Should you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me: