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SPYROS G. KARAMALIS

 

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He is the founder of the company and a qualified Naval Architect. He has experience of 35 years in the yacht industry as surveyor, general manager of yacht building and repair yard, yacht importer, charter as well as sailing yacht owner and racer. 


His career resume is as follows :

 

 1977-1984

Partner in COSMARINE (JOHN N. COSCOROS), Marine Surveyors.

Surveyor for the HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING.

Co-owner of TECHNOMARINE SERVICES LTD (yacht sales and imports).

Exploiting of own charter yachts.

 1984-1987

KARAMALIS & ASSOCIATES was founded and operated until 1987.

 1987-1991

General Manager of OLYMPIC MARINE S.A. in Lavrion, the leading yacht  construction and repair yard in Greece.  During this period, the yard was successfully organized and produced in line about fifty 42ft sailing yachts, a number of patrol boats for the Customs and the Coastguards, life boats and motor yachts. The yard also offered services, maintenance and repairs to over 2000 yachts. At that time, approximately 120 persons were being employed.

 1991-1995

Co-founded BALMARINE CO., a company specialized in marine surveys.

 1995  to      date

KARAMALIS & ASSOCIATES was put into operation again, established in its newly purchased premises, continuing to date a successful operation, focusing mainly on yacht surveys, giving private service to Insurances and other Institutions.

 

Additional personal experience includes:

  • Chartering yacht exploiter (being yacht owner in the past).
  • Yachtsman, having participated in offshore sailing yacht races.
  • Yacht captain, holding pleasure yacht captain’s licenses for sailing and motor yachts.
  • Businessman in yacht trade, by representing yacht companies.
  • Published several articles in Greek magazines about yacht surveying and the yacht market in general.
  • Has given lectures to yacht handling managers and crew about yacht insurance clauses.
  • Speaks: Greek, English, French
SPYROS G. KARAMALIS is a member of the following Societies :

  • Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS), member.
  • Hellenic Marine Technical Consultants Association, member.
  • Yacht Consultant, Broker and Surveyor Association, ex. Vice-President.
  • Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology, member of the Lobby.
  • Hellenic Marine Chamber Yacht Committee, ex member.
  • Hellenic Institute for Protection of Marine Tradition, member.
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (USA), ex member.
  • American Boat and Yacht Council Inc. (USA), ex member.

 

GEORGE S. KARAMALIS

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He is the main acting associate surveyor and a qualified naval architect with :

  • First Class Bachelor degree (BSc) in Naval Architecture
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Engineering, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School of City University, London.
Previous experience includes :
  • Associate surveyor at KARAMALIS & ASSOCIATES since 2006.
  • Apprentice surveyor at the Hellenic Register of Shipping yacht sector.
  • Apprentice naval architect at Elefsis Shipyard drawing office and also quality control.
  • Apprentice engineer at Diesel Marine Service.
  • Apprentice in the department of yacht chartering at Vernicos Yachts S.A.
  • Member of R.I.N.A.
  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

 

ANITA FORD ILIOPOULOU, of British nationality, is the office manager, responsible for office administration.

 

CHRISTOS KANTALIS, is an ex-fire chief and an associate dedicated to fire casualty investigations.

 

Apart from the above mentioned, KARAMALIS & ASSOCIATES has associates in Thessaloniki, Corfu, Lefkas, Kos, Leros, Samos and Crete.

 

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