SOLAS Yachts was established in April 2016 to provide temporary cover for those Management Companies with only one ‘Designated Person Ashore’ (DPA) and one ‘Company Security Officer’ (CSO).

For those Management Companies that formally manage yachts under a Document of Compliance (DOC) there is a continuing legal requirement to provide an emergency point of contact for the yachts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To enable a ‘Work Life Balance’ the company DPA/CSO will want to take annual leave or even a long weekend to attend a family function which will leave a procedural gap in the companies ‘Emergency Response’ organisation.

SOLAS Yachts can provide temporary ‘Emergency Response’ cover for the duration of absence of the regular company DPA/CSO.

In addition SOLAS Yachts provides a number of ‘Superyacht Related’ services that can be found on the ‘Services’ page.  Each ‘Service’ has a brief description with the relevant contact details should further information be required.

SOLAS Yachts is professionally certified to conduct all of the services provided with the relevant formal certification available under the ‘Certification’ page.

David Goldie

David had a successful career in the Royal Navy spanning over 35 years. With over 14 years as a Warrant Officer 1st Class his posts included the Senior Naval rating at the Defence Intelligence and Security School and the Senior Warrant Officer at the Joint Service Intelligence Organisation.  These postings led to David being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for services to the Intelligence community.

For his final appointment in the Royal Navy David was selected by the 2nd Sea Lord as the ‘Command Warrant Officer’ of the surface fleet, the most senior position in the Royal Navy Fleet for a non-commissioned officer giving functional authority over 18,000 seagoing personnel.

After a 35 year military career David joined ‘Carnival UK’ as an ISM/ISPS Compliance Auditor before being promoted to ‘Fleet Training Manager’ directly responsible for all occupational Health, Safety and Security training throughout the Carnival UK fleet comprising of the P&O and Cunard Cruise liners.

David Goldie

Jan 2012 saw a change to the ‘Superyacht’ industry where David joined a US based Yacht Management company running the UK office in the position of ‘Senior Compliance Officer’. The position included the roles of ‘Designated Person Ashore’ and ‘Company Security Officer’ with full ISM/ISPS/MLC responsibility for 22 Superyachts.

In January 2015 David became General Manager of ‘Akula Yachts’; a company dedicated to providing the full range of security services to the Superyacht Industry.

In recognition of his extensive Maritime background and experience David was elected as an ‘Associate Fellow’ of The Nautical Institute in July 2012 and the ‘Superyacht’ representative on the Marshall Islands Quality Council and Chairman of the Yacht Advisory Group.

With his extensive and unique maritime background he is well placed to provide a discrete and tailored service to the Management Companies being fully aware of the distinct and bespoke requirements of the Superyacht Industry.

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