CEO, Principal MCA Surveyor, RYA Instructor/ Inspector
The Principal Surveyor, STEFANO CIONI, is an experienced and fully accredited MCA Coding Surveyor at RYA Technical and MCA Registration Agent for the UK Ship Registry. He has been involved in all aspects of small vessel inspection and repair since 2010 and of vessels affected by the MCA Codes of Practice since 2016 when he setted up the company Red Rose Marine Ltd.
Stefano is based in UK but still regularly travels in Italy, Spain, France & Europe at the request of clients.
In 2019 Stefano achieved his diploma in Small Craft and Yacht Surveying at Maritime Training Academy, recognized by RINA, IMarEST, PYA, Marine Society and University of Portsmouth.
Associated Member of the IIMS International Institute of Marine Surveying.
Stefano has the experience of several successful ocean crossings and circumnavigating under sail. He has delivered modern luxury sail and motor yachts over 2000 nm voyages and has user experience in most types of vessels.
In addition, due to his qualifications as MCA Master and RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor since 2013 as Chief Instructor at VMB Yachts RYA Training Centre and since 2016 as Training Skipper at Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Clipper Round the World Race. Stefano has the hands-on “time in” as a small craft user, which all helps him ensure the inspection covers much more than just the obvious faults.
Founder, Head of Yacht Logistic and Management Services