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R.N. Bramwell and Associates


Carry out independent marine surveys, conduct independent assessments and act as consultants in a wide variety of maritime matters including valuation surveys.

R.N. Bramwell and Associates ship inspection

Our Most Requested Services 

We carry out independent marine surveys, conduct independent assessments and consult in a wide variety of maritime matters.

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Condition Surveys

Are an essential part of the operation of a vessel. This is a detailed appraisal of a vessel’s condition.

On and Off Hire Surveys

On hire / off hire surveys provide a detailed snapshot of a vessel’s condition.

Bunker Surveys

Examination of the ship’s fuel to ascertain its total on board quantity at a specific time.

Valuation Surveys

Attendance onboard to determine a vessel’s value for many purposes including insurance and sales.

Insurance Assessments

Comprehensive surveys that will cover the entire vessel including engines, rigging, hull, deck, & fittings.



R.N. Bramwell & Associates is a marine surveying firm situated in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The owner, Buddy Bramwell established the company in 1975.

R.N. Bramwell and Associates ship docked in harbour
Our Areas of Expertise

Where We Can Help

Whether your vessel is large or small, commercial or private, it is always in your best interest to find the right surveyor for the job, one that is accredited, has a good reputation and the "know-how" for all your maritime requirements.


Our services encompass everything from onboard vessel surveys to check bunkers or damages, to vessel conditions on large to small vessels, crafts & yachts for the marine insurance market.


We pre assess your vessel for insurance purposes.


You can expect only the highest professional expert service in all your survey needs. We are recognized Namibian Ship Surveyors with more than 47 years of experience.

R.N. Bramwell and Associates ship survey dry dock
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What Makes Us Different?

You can expect only the highest professional expert service in all your survey needs. At R.N Bramwell & Associates, you are appointing qualified, trained, and professional marine surveyors. Your best interest is our No. 1 concern.

marine valuation survey

Affordable &
Transparent Rates

marine ship inspection


ship safety check

Produce High-Quality
Services, Safely

ship hull inspection

More than 47 Years
of Experience


Christina Beukes
Branch Manager

Welwitschia Insurance Brokers

Walvis Bay

We have been dealing with RNBA Marine Surveyors for a number of years and can vouch for their professionalism and prompt handling of surveys. They are always ready to assist with any query, big or small and one can really rely on their support. They will also go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction and quality of services.

Captain Allen R Brink

Chartered Master Mariner


A R Brink & Associates

South Africa

I personally have known Buddy Bramwell for some 40-odd years. Buddy has been an Associate of A R Brink & Associates conducting all types of survey & consultancy work over the past 30-odd years. Buddy has a wealth of knowledge & experience that he has accumulated over his marine engineering career and his presence in Namibia at Walvis Bay. Buddy’s knowledge and contacts in Namibia surpasses any other known marine service company in Namibia. In our opinion, there is no doubt that R N Bramwell & Associates is the company of preference when we require assistance. It has always been a pleasure working with Buddy and his Team and we are pleased to recommend the company for the outstanding service they provide and the pleasant manner in which they operate.
Walvis Bay Port and harbour
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