Marine Results has appointed Giles Waterhouse to coordinate its superyacht Non Destructive Testing (NDT) division. Waterhouse brings many years of experience in the superyacht and high-end racing industry to the role.
The senior appointment follows a period of rapid growth and significant investment by the company to expand its rig, hull and composite testing capabilities both at its facility in Hamble (UK) and on site around the world.
As division manager, Waterhouse will head up the inspection of marine composite structures including hulls, rigs and appendages on some of the world’s largest leisure yachts and most competitive grand prix yachts, using advanced aerospace technology to detect internal flaws and cracks.
The appointment reflects the increasing activity of Marine Results, which has enjoyed a particularly significant expansion in the area of NDT inspections and testing. Giles Waterhouse is currently leading the NDT inspections of a number of large-scale superyacht and grand prix testing projects being undertaken by Marine Results in Europe and Asia. These include pre-launch surveys on the new Volvo 65s, which are being prepared for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race, and mast inspections for Oyster Yachts, to name just a few of the many projects.
Marine Results also carries out Destructive Testing as well as NDT, testing breaking strains on structures and running rigging to calculate safe working loads.