Our Surveyor

Find what you love to do .…. and then do it forever.  Ben Brown

I guess you could say that I have been preparing to become a marine surveyor for my entire life. In my late teens, I graduated with a 3-year degree in automotive technologies from a technical college in Germany, then I spent decades in the automobile industry and later owned a custom motorcycle dealership. If I was not at my job, I was never far from the water, either working on or playing with one of my many project boats, which is where I got the kind of education you can’t buy. Although I am proud of my SAMS Accreditation, ABYC Certifications and Chapman School training, nothing could ever replace all those years (and busted knuckles) of working on my boats.

  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) Accredited Marine Surveyor #138948389080_10156382589789425_1615252378716471296_n[1]
  • American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Member
  • ABYC Certified Technician – Standards.
  • ABYC Certified Electrical Advisor.
  • ABYC Certified Marine Systems Advisor.
  • ITC Certified Level I Infrared Thermographer.
  • USPAP Compliant Personal Property Appraiser.
  • International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) Member
  • Graduate of Chapman’s School of Seamanship for Yacht & Small Craft Surveying.
  • Graduate of Chapman’s School for Damage & Claims Fundamentals and Advanced.
  • 100 Ton Master Captain with Radar, Towing, and Radio operator endorsements.
  • Several years of working on a 100-ton fishing vessel.
  • 3-year degree in Automotive Technologies in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
  • Owner of a custom V-twin motorcycle dealership for over ten years.
  • S.C. State Notary.

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