The founder of First Marine International, John Craggs, is a qualified naval architect and experienced shipyard and industry consultant who specialises in production and business issues.  He has practical shipyard management experience and has held senior positions in shipyards in the UK.  He has worked extensively for commercial and naval shipyards in over 40 countries and has managed several shipyard development projects including some of the leading South Korean shipyards. 

John has worked extensively on benchmarking and competitiveness studies, and for the international shipbuilding and ship repair industries on market research, shipyard design and ship and shipyard cost structure studies.  John’s work has ensured that clients are able to make informed decisions about their future.  John has been involved in the majority of FMI’s world-wide benchmarking studies. 

John has a Master’s degree in shipbuilding and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects