A native of New Zealand, Ed studied engineering and worked first in the Railway and Mining industries before going to sea in Australia as a Marine Engineer. Coming to Europe in the late 1980’s he joined the yachting industry as a Chief Engineer and later spent 15 years as a Yacht Captain. More recently he worked as an independent Marine Surveyor, carrying out pre-purchase and technical surveys, as well as managing several large refit projects, and was for a time an approved Flag State Surveyor. He was also the on-site owner’s representative for a new yacht construction project and has consulted on several others. Ed is a keen rugby fan, following closely both the All Blacks and Ireland rugby teams.