Born in France, Bastien was educated in France and in the U.K. A passion for sailing vessels and the sea led to an engineering degree in Yacht and Powercraft Design based in Southampton, England.
His initial experience was obtained whilst working as a Naval Architect, in various well-recognized Design Offices in France and in a large luxury sailing catamaran boatyard in Trinidad.
As a cofounder and now Managing Director of AMD, he then gained large experience in Marine Surveying, conducting approximately 700 surveys as well as Naval Architecture working on AMD’s own designs and Project Management experience on yacht refits and general maintenance.
Bastien has set up dealerships with Doyle Sails for sails and canvas, and with Karver and Facnor for rigging components.
Bastien has become very involved with the Caribbean Sailing Association and its Rating Rule, both as a Measurer and Technical Development of the Rule.
Bastien has conducted a large number of Condition / Valuation, Pre Purchase, Damage, Sea Trials and Tonnage surveys – Reports in French & English for insurance companies, banks or private – yachts, fishing vessels, tugs, cargo vessels and barges.
YACHT DESIGN & NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
Bastien has worked on a number of vessels for concepts, designs and preliminary designs – 2D & 3D modeling, drafting of Fire and Safety Plans to SOLAS and IMO standards for tugs, crew boat and large charter vessels.
Bastien has conducted many repairs and refits on sailing & motor yachts – scope of works, work breakdown structure, cost estimates of materials and labor, selecting laborers and contractors, direct work sequence and repair methods, organize materials selection, follow on work progress, and updates to clients.
Bastien Pouthier holds Professional Indemnity Insurance for Marine Surveys, Yacht Design and Project Management.