About Us & Projects

We are an established marine inspection and project management company in Monte Carlo, Monaco, specialising in project management for new build, refit and conversion projects, marine surveys and inspections, technical consultancyand Flag-State compliance services.

Founded in 2008 by Claudio Caracciolo, we offera wide range of professional services to manage, assist and advise owners and their representatives on their projects, from scheduling maintenance plans and technical assistance, to project managing new-build, refit and conversion projects.

With a team of lead auditors and Flag State Inspectors based in-house on behalf of the most prestigious Flag State Administrations, CD Marine offers strategic advantages in ISM, ISPS, MLC, ballast water management and polar code requirements, regulations and implementation.


Claudio Caracciolo, Founder

Following his passion for the sea and boats, Claudio started his sea life as a deck officer in 1977, after graduating from nautical school in Messina.

He took his master license at the minimum required age, assuming command of a large ferry at 27, and subsequently spending five years as Master on board six different passenger and car ferries.

After gaining this experience, Claudio mostly sailed luxury cruise vessels, completing 20 years of sea service.

In 1997 V-Ships Ltd offered Claudio a position ashore in the technical department where he built up his office experience, continuously working for the luxury cruise industry.

Since 2001, Claudio has been working for the luxury yachting industry and the wider commercial marine industry as a Technical Safety Superintendent, achieving the title of Lead Auditor for ISM/ISPS on behalf of the Liberian Registry, the second largest Flag State Administration. In 2011, he also became an inspector for the Maritime Labour Convention and is authorised to conduct MLC inspections on behalf of the Liberian Flag Administration.

Recent Project Management

  • 2016 -2017
    Technical consultant for the conversion from private to commercial status of a 53m Perini yacht.
  • 2015
    Inspection of alleged pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
    MARPOL compliance inspection of several commercial vessels
    Pre-purchase yacht survey of 30m
  • 2014
    Technical assistance in bid process of 60m superyacht
    Design and construction of mechanical shaft alternator for yacht with fixed-pitch propellers
  • 2013
    MLC audits for Liberian Flag administration, issuing 24 MLC and 19 ISM/ISPS certificates for commercial marine vessels
    Design and installation of a new A/C system, specification and supervision of hull and superstructure, and re-paint in Awlgrip products for 48m superyacht
  • 2012
    Specification recommendations and amendments for 60m new construction yacht
    New sewage and vacuum toilet installed aboard 47m superyacht
    Registration of 490 GRT commercial yacht
    Registration of 496 GRT commercial yacht
    52m pre-purchase boat survey
    39m pre-purchase boat survey
    39m pre-purchase boat survey
    Project management of 52m yacht, including complete overhaul of D/G and A/C systems, maintenance and alignment of main engine, and removal of tail shafts
    Project management and supervision of insurance claim for a 54m commercial yacht following major lightening strike including renewal of all electrical and electronic equipment