Recognised design approvers

Operators should contact a recognised design approver and check that they hold the appropriate recognition for the type of vessel to be surveyed.

Survey recognition categories

Design approval (DA) surveyor recognitions:

Category: DASA

Design approval for the construction stability of steel and aluminium (including alloys) ships:

  1. up to and including 45 metres in length (all operating limits and activities)
  2. greater than 45 metres in length, unlimited fishing boats and barges
  3. greater than 45 metres in length, restricted limit passenger and non-passenger ships.

Category: DAF

Design approval for the construction stability of FRP ships:

  1. up to and including 45 metres in length (all operating limits and activities)
  2. greater than 45 metres in length, unlimited fishing boats and barges
  3. greater than 45 metres in length, restricted limit passenger and non-passenger ships.

Category: DAW

Specialist design approval for the construction of wooden ships, with conditions or limitations as may be set by the Director.

Category: DAFC

Specialist design approval for the construction of ferro-cement ships, with conditions or limitations as may be set by the Director.

Category: DAP

Specialist design approval for the construction of plastic ships, with conditions or limitations as may be set by the Director.

Category: DALC

Specialist design approval and issue of the certificate of construction for light craft as required under Maritime Rule Part 40F.7.

Category: DAN

Specialist design approval and issuing of certificates of fitness for novel craft as required under Maritime Rule Part 40G.7.

Category: DAE

Specialist design approval for ships electrical systems design (refer Maritime Rule Parts 40A.38; 40C.35; 40D.30A).

Alan Stephenson

Marine Vehicle Solutions Limited

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design Approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAF – Design Approval – GRP – GRP only

DAN – Design Approval – Novel – Waka (Steel and Aluminium Hull only)

DAP – Design Approval – Plastic (Roto moulded only) – Stability, Tonnage and Loadline Design: Approval only:

DAFC – Design Approval – Ferrocement – Stability, Tonnage and Loadline Design: Approval only

Survey area:
New Zealand (based in Canterbury)

Phone:
+64 3 310 2353

Mobile:
+64 21 211 2087

Email:
alan.mvs@xtra.co.nz

Web:
www.oceanstallion.com

Andrew Candler

Able Ships Limited

Survey Recognitions:

DAw – Design approval - Wood

Survey area:
New Zealand, based in Nelson/Marlborough

Phone:
+64 3 543 2024

Mobile:
+64 27 458 6041

Email:
andrew@ableships.co.nz

Web:
www.ableships.co.nz

David (Dave) Potter

Able Ships Limited
Robin Williams and Associates

Survey Recognitions:

DAE – Design approval – Electrical – Specialist design approval for ships electrical systems

Survey area:
New Zealand

Mobile:
+64 21 655 738

Email:
dave@toplogic.co.nz

Harry Stronach

Able Ships Limited

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design Approval – Steel and Aluminium

Survey area:
New Zealand

Mobile:
+64 3 304 8780

Email:
harry@stronach.co.nz

John Harrhy

SeaSpark Limited

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design Approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAF – Design Approval – FRP

DAP – Design Approval – Plastic (Roto moulded only)

Survey area:
Nelson, North Island, Australia

Phone:
+64 21 220 5848 (NZ only)
+61 45 807 0752 (Australia)

Email:
johnharrhy@slingshot.co.nz

Web:
www.seapspark.org

Max (Weiwei) Wang

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design approval – Steel and Aluminium

Survey area:
New Zealand wide and International

Mobile:
+64 27 365 8416

Email:
upwind.maritime@gmail.com

Web:
www.facebook.com/upwind.maritime

Maurice Davis

Emtech Ltd

Survey Recognitions:

IC1 – Initial and Construction 1 – Steel and Aluminium

IC2 – Initial and Construction 2 – Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and Wood

IC3 – Initial and Construction 3 – Plastic (Roto moulded)

P1 – Periodic 1 – Steel and Aluminium

P2 – Periodic 2 – Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and Wood

P4 – Periodic 4 – Plastic (Roto moulded), Surveyor – novel craft – Elsie Evans only

DASA – Design approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAW – Design approval – Wood

DAF – Design approval Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)

DAN – Design approval – Elsie Evans only

DAN – Design approval – Novel Craft – Reconfigurable Barges

Survey area:
New Zealand wide

Tel:
+64 3 477 2836

Mobile:
+64 21 352 997

Email:
maurice@emtech.co.nz

Web:
www.emtech.co.nz

Michael (Mike) Hudson

Able Ships Limited
Robin Williams and Associates

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design Approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAF – Design Approval – FRP – GRP only

DAW – Design Approval – Wood

Survey area:
New Zealand

Tel:
+64 3 528 9579

Mobile:
+64 21 156 7271

Email:
mike.hudson@xtra.co.nz

Mike Tweedie

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design approval – Steel and Aluminium – Ships up to 35 metres in length with operating limit up to Unlimited

DAF – Design approval – Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) – Ships up to 35 metres in length with operating limit up to Unlimited

DAP – Design approval – Plastic – Ships up to 35 metres in length with operating limit up to Unlimited

Survey area:
Australia

Tel:
+61 8 8633 2727

Mobile:
+61 4 3710 3239

Email:
mike@tweedmarine.com

Web:
www.tweedmarine.com

Nina Heatley

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAF – Design approval – FRP

DAw – Design approval – Timber composites only

DAP – Design approval – Plastic

DAN – Design approval – Seabreacher vessels

Survey area:

Mobile:
+64 21 410 870

Email:
nina@cleverfoxprojects.com

Web:
www.cleverfoxprojects.com

Rupert Shaw

Lighthouse Naval Architects

Survey Recognitions:

DASA – Design Approval – Steel and Aluminium

DAF – Design Approval – FRP – All composites

Survey area:
New Zealand, International

Tel:
+64 9 432 0933

Mobile:
+64 21 263 7563

Email:
rupe@LNA.co.nz

Web:
www.LNA.co.nz

If you are a Recognised Design Approver and would like to be added to this list or have your details amended please contact surveyors@maritimenz.govt.nz
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