ACMS Certified Marine Surveyor #0181, ABYC StandardsMARINE SURVEYS/CONSULTING 1989 - presentMarine Surveyor1987 - 1989Conducted marine surveys in conjunction with, Thomas D. Stanton, Marine Surveyor & Seymour G. Goss, CMDR USNR-Ret.Marine Surveyor; at T. Stanton Associates, Freeport, N.Y.Surveys are conducted to determine a vessel's condition and value, for insurance, finance, donation and pre-purchase testing. Other surveys conducted are; hull structural condition / moistureintrusion analysis, insurance claim investigation and to appeal and contest the declination (by the insurer) of a claim.Vessels Surveyed: Power and Sail up to 165 ft. L.O.A., with values that have exceeded $2.0 million.Types of Construction: Fiberglass, wood, steel and aluminum.Type of Vessels-Surveyed: Production, custom and semi-custompower and sail, powered by outboard &/or inboard engines; operated as private pleasure craft and for commercial-use.Surveys have been conducted; in N.Y. State, the Mid & NE Atlantic States region, Florida and Japan.Some of our Survey ProjectsC & V survey of the "PROCYON" a 65' LOA one-of a kind custom built experimental sailboat, originally named the "AMOCO PROCYON". The survey verified that vessel's condition and current value of $1.25 mil., based on the refitted & refinished hull, custom designed and fitted (teak) cruising/charter style multi stateroom interior and installation of new systems.Damage claim surveys and analysis for insurance companies. Analyze insurance company damage claim settlement proposals & the damaged vessel, for the insured; to have the insurer re-review the damage claim: Results have included a more accurate settlement including a revised determination that the subject vessel is a total (not a partial) loss. Tip survey of a 165' LOA. passenger/excursion vessel, as required by the vessel's insurance carrier, prior to the vessel sailing from New York to Florida.Analysis of the hull structure failure of a 2001 28' walk around cabin twin outboard engine powered sport fisherman. Survey report resulted in the manufacture replacing the vessel with a new 2003 vessel, with their upgraded stringer structure.Survey of numerous cored hull vessels: The result, in each case, is that the client gained the vessel manufacture's agreement to; bear the cost of the repair and restoration of the survey determined compromised hull structures or the replacement of that vessel.Education / Professional DevelopmentMarch 2002: American Boat & Yacht Council: Standards Accreditation Certification.Member: Association of Certified Marine Surveyors as Certified Marine Surveyor, Jan.2002 to present.Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors 1997-1999American Boat and Yacht Council.Boat/U.S.Tech Exchange.B.A. State University New York at Stony Brook.Graduate Studies,Ohio University, Athens Ohio.Graduate of Accounting Certificate Program; Hofstra University: A.B.Y.C.'seminar, Marine Surveys & Accident Investigation: American Sailing Association, certification level to Advanced Coastal Cruising 1994.
SURVEY ACTIVITYVessels are examined for adherence to good construction practices and compliance with recommended standards/regulations establishedby; American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).Non-Destructive 'testing methods utilized: Mallet sounding and moisture meters; infra-red pyrometer, to record the operating temperatures of air conditioning systems, engines & exhaust system and other on board machinery/equipment; oil samples are drawn, from engines and transmissions, for laboratory analysis, of wear metals & other elements and moisture contamination.Conduct "Site Surveys", to evaluate insurability and condition of marinas and boat yards.Clients include; individual owner/purchaser, finance & insurance companies and yacht dealers & brokers (for trade-in surveys).Printable Resume in PDF format