Miller Marine is delighted to have established a new, centrally located office in Palma and is already providing a drop-in base for captains, senior crew and yacht owners looking for professional advice and a friendly approach to the ever-pressing demands of yacht ownership.
Although Miller Marine has been in operation for many years, Gary Miller, a marine surveyor and naval architect was predominantly flying around the globe and operating outside Mallorca. After coming to Mallorca in 2009 under contract to a reputable management company, his own company has now spread its wings and has made a firm and committed base on the island he has grown to love by opening its own central office in Costa de Santa Creu between busy Santa Catalina and Jaime lll and he has also put down firm roots by building a family home in the pretty mountain village of Puigpunyent.
Miller Marine offers a comprehensive Marine Consultancy with an exhaustive list of services including statutory surveys, flag registrations, pre- purchase and insurance surveys, arbitration and expert witness, design and spec development as well as a complete project refit and management.
As deputy registrar for MCI Flag and appointed Flag Surveyor for Malta, Jersey, UK and Marshall Islands, enquiries to Miller Marine often begin with the statement “I’ve been told Gary Miller is the man to speak to.” Certainly, the choice of flag state has become one of the most important decisions owners and/or their representatives must make and Miller Marine can offer an extensive advisory service on the advantages and disadvantages of each. Flag states such as Maritime Cook Islands is a fine example of a popular flag state offering favourable taxation and liability protections under a stable fiscal and legal system. They have a simple and efficient registration process and although they offer a compliance regime following all the international maritime conventions, they don’t impose additional requirements outside of the IMO Conventions and IACS Unified Interpretations making it an attractive option for commercial and private vessels.
Miller Marine can guide this process with an easy and efficient evaluation of the yacht owner’s purpose and needs.