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What is a survey?

A survey documents the condition of a vessel and its safety equipment.  The scope includes inspecting the exterior hull, deck,  interior construction, interior accommodations, safety and mechanical equipment.

Why Survey a Boat?

A survey helps you be an informed buyer.  It identifies potential needed repair or maintenance, and documents the condition and value of what you are purchasing.  Lenders and insurance companies often require surveys, they want to know the fair market value and condition of the boat, as should you. 

What is Consulting?

Consulting is research above and beyond a survey report,   such as the detail and extent of previous repair.

Consulting is also helpful when a major restoration, repair, or new build is underway.  Verification of proper equipment installation and adherence to timelines can be vital.


-IAMI Certified Marine Investigator

-Active ABYC member

participating with standards

technical committees.

- Rigging supervisor

at a custom wood boat builder.

New boat production and

restoration projects.

-Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Surveyor Associate.

- Twenty six years experience as a

professional firefighter, shift

commander, and fire prevention

bureau supervisor.

-ABYC Marine Systems Technician

- IAAI Certified Fire Investigator

-Experience working closely with insurance claims handlers and subrogation attorneys.

- Maintained, owned and repaired
  boats for over twenty years.

- Have worked on fire safety and fire code initiatives as a member and past vice-president of The NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association.

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