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Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc.
Accredited Marine Surveyor
10443 Waterbird Way
Bradenton, Florida, 34209
Cell:           941-737-3495
Local:         941-792-9116
Toll Free:  1-800-576-9116
Fax:            941-761-8908


To represent the client, but speak for the boat. Serving all of Florida, the Gulf, West and East Coasts since 1989.


1989 Present

Owner and manager of Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. located in Bradenton, Florida providing professional condition, value and damage marine surveys on U.S.C.G. inspected passenger vessels, trawlers, motor yachts and sailing vessels for underwriters, lenders and buyers. Conduct litigation support assignments along with personal injury, damage and fraud investigations for insurers and attorneys. Serve as a Consultant and Appraiser on both new and Used vessels.


Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

-Accredited Marine Surveyor ID #506

Marine Career Institute

-Certified Marine Consultant #102

U.S. Surveyors Association

-Master Marine Surveyor #11920K

U.S.C.G. Certificate

-Master Near Coastal - #1009551

FCC Licensed,

-Technician #KF4ZGN

Notary Public State of Florida

USCG D7- Qualifications Examiner of USCG Auxiliary personnel for search and rescue operations

USCG D7C-Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner

USCG Institute, Harbor Piloting

OSHA Certified Hazardous Waste Supervisor #F014606

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Multi-engine Aircraft Pilot Certificate #2707147

Advanced Open Water Diver #90053238437

Commercial Scuba Diver



Vessel Examiner


Aircraft First Pilot

National Operations School

Aids to Navigation

Auxiliary Operational (Auxop) Member


Flotilla Vice Commander

FSO Operations

FSO Member Training

FSO Vessel Examinations

Training Celestial Navigation

National Branch Chief of

Commercial Fishing Vessels

National Branch Chief of Patrols







  • Walk Through

Legal/Expert Witness



Underwater Hull Inspection (w/video)

Custom-New Built Vessels



Corrosion Control

Accident, Fraud and Theft Investigation


Oil Analysis

Ultra Sound Testing

Sea Trial


On Board Instruction

Vessel Federal Documentation



Information Contained In A Report of Marine Survey

-United States Coast Guard (USCG)

-Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

-American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)

-National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. will prepare a professional Report of Marine Survey, exclusively for your vessel, which will be accepted by insurance under-writers and lending institutes worldwide.

Depending on type of survey the following may be included:

-Topside: decks and internal structure

-Haulout: underwater wet area


-Underwater: mechanical equipment


-Rigging inspection (on rigged vessels)

-Engine inspection

-Systems inspection

-Required Safety & Equipment inspection

-Appraised value

Valuations always include consideration of regional and local conditions. It will have reference to either BUC, NADA, (or all three) databases and Powerboat, ABOS Networks, Boat and reference books.

Surveys are indexed and may be placed in your hand within 24 hours for your convenience

The reporting style may be narrative or formatted, with detailed discussions on current conditions found and any recommended upgrades, repairs or systems that may be required to be to meet federal codes and requirements.

A summary of recommendations is provided at the end of the report and

is broken down into sections for ease

of determining required actions, recommended upgrades or practices,

and suggested actions

The Survey Report will also provide the qualified marine service yard you choose with a listing of any mechanical,

structural, electronic or major cosmetic items that may need attention


Professional References

Are available upon request or may be obtained immediately by calling the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors at 1-800-344-9077 or the U.S. Surveyors at 1-800-245-4425.


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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)

(SAMS) Member # 506 - Accredited Marine Surveyor members are surveyors who have accumulated time in the profession, and have proven the technical skills necessary for designation as A.M.S. Accredited Marine Surveyors are expected to follow a course of continuing education to maintain their accreditation. Members are guided by a code of ethics. SAM's Surveyor Associates and Affiliate Members have not met these qualifications.

American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
develops the consensus safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, maintenance, and repair of small craft. Both nationally and internationally, ABYC is on the leading edge of movement toward greater use of and reliance upon standards that improve products and improve boating safety.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
Associate Member # 7226. SNAME is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries. SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership. The Society's scope includes all aspects of research, production, maintenance and operation of ships, submersibles, yachts, boats, offshore and ocean bottom structures, hydrofoils and surface effect ships.

National Fire Protection Association.

NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. Members stay current with the latest fire and life safety requirements, technologies, and practices.

Marine Career Institute
Certified Marine Consultant, Member #102

Florida Marine Intelligence Unit               Member #728 Networking with law enforcement

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)           HAM Radio Member #0010198055

National Notary Association                              A professional association fostering knowledge, understanding and unity among Notaries Public in their service to society. Member #15248335, bonded


Marine Surveyors Guild The Guilds motto is "Excellence, Ethics and Education". Members are a highly qualified body of marine surveyors. 

American Society of Appraiser (ASA) Member #050054 ASA-accredited appraisers bring knowledge of the market and profession, experience, and solid reputation to the job. ASA mandatory re-accreditation process requires designated members to regularly submit evidence of professional growth through participation in professional activities and continuing education. This ensures that ASA appraisers keep their knowledge up-to-date.

American Professional Captains Association American Professional Captains Association (APCA) United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain. A member since 1995

U.S. Captain Society of professional Members with a Mutual goal of maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics in Marine Employment Services demonstrating professional knowledge and reliability in the performance of nautical duties and marine related Permanent Membership 11920K

U.S. Merchant Marine Officer                       Captains License 1009551 issue #3

Mariners Club
Tampa Bay Chapter /Skipper, 1999

Marine Council                                            The Marine Council is a community based advocacy group supporting marine interests. The organization is over 40 years old and has members representing all areas of the marine community. It conducts seminars on topics of interest to our members, often for continuing education credits.

International Association of Marine Investigators
Member #1990

U.S. Surveyors Association (USAA) MMSAI/SVF (Master Marine Surveyor) A dedicated society of professional members with a mutual goal of maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics in Marine surveying through continuing education. Member #11920K.

Marine Career Institute                                     Certified Marine Consultant Member #102.  Serve on the Board of Directors

Boat/US Exchange                                               Professional information sharing


Des Moines Tech, Des Moines, Iowa

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Engineering, Architectural

United States Coast Guard Institute

Specialty, Marine Courses

American Boat & Yacht Council

Corrosion Control, 120 Volt Electric, 12 volt electric, Accident Investigation, Fraud Investigation, Codes & Standards

NavTech Marine Education

Permanent Membership Number 11920K

A society of professional members with a mutual goal of maintaining the highest standards for quality and ethics in marine employment services demonstrating professional knowledge and reliability in the performance of nautical duties and marine related services.

  • Recreational/Small Commercial Course (certified)
  • Accident/Fraud Investigation (certified)
  • Commercial Fishing Vessel (certified)




US Surveyors Association USSA

Member in good standing since 1992

A dedicated society of professional members with a mutual goal of maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics in Marine surveying through continuing education

Marine Career Institute

Drill Conductor/46 CFR 28.270 (o)

USCG Certified Instructor

Retra Training Services, Inc.

Initial Asbestos Supervisor Contractor


Certificate #F014606

National Notary Association

Membership Number 15248335

A professional association fostering knowledge, understanding and unity among Notaries Public

ARRL Amateur Radio

The National Association for Amateur Radio Member ID 0010198055

FCC Amateur Radio Operator Technician

Call Sign KF4ZGN

Partial Listing of Continued Education/Training





Oct 2002

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) International Meeting London, UK

Particular idiosyncrasies on vessels Unique to UK waters. Marine loss Investigative Techniques. Failure analysis in composite construction. Ethics. Expectations of a cargo surveyor.

4 days


Tampa Bay Mariners Club, Tampa Fl.

State certified Marine Insurance Seminar ID # 41127

8 hours


Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Regional Meeting and Education Seminar Coca Beach Yacht Club, Cape Canaveral, Fl.

Re-powering Issues. Marine gears, shafts, props and micro electronic controls. Sailboat rigging & sail systems.

1 Day


American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Appraisal Report Writing

1 day


American Society Of Appraisers (ASA)

  • Graduate of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Graduate of Professional Ethics

1 day


Marine Carrier Institute

Surveying for small craft damage  Instructor:  Frank Myers


Marine Carrier Institute

Marine Surveying for professionals  Instructor:  Paul Coble


Jan 17-18 2002

Yacht Claims Conference, Sponsored by Steve Knox ConsultantsNorfolk, Virigina

Bad Faith Claims, Mediation and Arbitration, Marine Liability Claims. Estimating Fiberglass Repairs. The Aging of the Fleet. Professional Ethics. Salvage disputes.

16 hours

Jul 20, 2000

Tampa Bay Mariners Club, Tampa, FL.

State certified Marine Insurance Seminar

8 hours

Oct 27-30 1999

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) National Meeting Clearwater, Florida

Insurance, Underwriting, Claims, and Reporting, the Marine Surveyor as an Expert Witness, ABYC Failure Analysis & Corrosion Control, Jet Drives, Structural Failures and Wiring after a Sinking.

4 days

Jan 1998

IAMI National Meeting Orlando Florida

Training Seminar on Accident Investigation, Arson Investigation, Boat ID, Forensic Photography, interviewing Techniques, (Basic) Marine Fire Science, Marine Repair Fraud, Marine Document Investigation, Organized Crime, Personal Watercraft ID, Report Writing, Theft Prevention and the Role of the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

24 hr.

Apr 16-17,1998

American Boat and Yacht Council Ft Lauderdale, Fl

Accident investigation seminar

2 days

Nov 20-22 1997

ABYC Electrical Systems in Boats Seminar Tampa, Fl.

DC Theory, Over current Protection, Stray Current Corrosion, Batteries and Charging, Load Calculations and DC Panel boards, Symbols & DC Circuit Diagrams, Grounded and Grounding Circuits, AC Theory & Circuits, Onboard Sources of AC Power, Load Calculation and AC Panel boards, Transformer, Hardware and European Power, Personnel Protection and Shock Hazard Demonstration, AC Circuit Diagrams, Wiring, Support, and Connectors Testing.

20 hours

Oct 1996

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) National Meeting - San Francisco CA

Small craft and marine related topics including Fishing Vessel Examination, Sails and Rigging Failure Analysis, High Tech laminate Structures, Failure and Analysis, Proper Propane installation, Engine Outdrive Failure Analysis, Cargo Surveying, Marine Salvage, Testifying in Court and the Surveyors Role in Fraud and the Future of the Marine insurance Business.

20 hours

Oct 1995

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) National MeetingCharleston SC

Small Craft and related topics seminar

20 hours