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Accredited California Surveyors

Marine surveys conducted by yacht and boat surveyors are essentially detailed inspections of a yacht, whether she is a powerboat or sailboat.  The yacht or boat survey is conducted to determine the yacht or boat value. The surveys or inspections are conducted by yacht and boat surveyors, who are accredited by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors known as SAMS or the National Association of Marine Surveyors, know as NAMS.  The valuation based on the marine survey can be determined for a specific reason, such as the insurance survey or damage survey or as a general appraisal to determine value of the yacht or boat. Before you buy your sailboat or powerboat a marine survey conducted by an accredited surveyor will help insure an accurate appraisal and many years of carefree cruising.

Below is a list of the accredited yacht and boat surveyors in California. There are over 50 surveyors available to conduct all types of surveys and appraisals of boats and yachts for boat buyers, yacht buyers, sellers and insurance companies.

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

Society of Accredited
Marine Surveyors, Inc.® 

Sailing Yacht - Marine Surveyors in CaliforniaThe Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)® was established in the 1980's by a group of surveying professionals who wanted to advance their craft. You can read about this and their general philosophy at SAMS® History and Philosophy.

SAMS® holds annual meetings for members around the world to discuss topics such as standards, recommended practices, damage avoidance, advanced inspection methods, and legal liabilities. 
SAMS® includes over 1000 surveyors in the US and 16 other countries worldwide.

Hans J. Andersen
Accredited Marine Surveyor 1993, Senior Marine Surveyor
1305 North H Street, Ste. A, PMB 329
Lompoc, California 93436
805-452-7013 -O, 805-733-0856 -R, 805-737-0346 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Fishing Vessels

Gary M. Beck
Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
Yachtsman Marine
5318 East 2nd Street, #415
Long Beach, California 90803
562-234-3585 -O and Mobile
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Paul Alan Bick - Surveyor Associate
PABCO Marine Surveys
3700 Peninsula Road
Oxnard, California 93035
805-382-9916 -O and R, 805-857-1344 -Mobile

Allen Blair - Surveyor Associate
Al Blair, Marine Surveyor
420 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, California 94960
415-456-3154 -O and Fax, 415-314-7906 -Mobile, 415-453-4068 -R

John F. Bowman - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2001
Bowman Marine Survey
22481 Labrusca Street
Mission Viejo, California 92692
714-293-1740 -O, 949-472-8585 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

C. Larry Bratu - Surveyor Associate
Brighton Marine Consulting
12331 Arrowhead Street, Suite. 13
Stanton, California 90680
714-537-8627 -O, 714-249-5825 -Mobile, 562-505-4929 -Mobile, 714-537-8627 -Fax

Jesse V. Brody - Surveyor Associate
Bay Marine Survey, LLC
1261 Grove Street, #3
San Francisco, California 94117
415-342-0757 -Mobile, 415-829-7521 -Fax

Kells W. Christian - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1994
Christian and Company Marine Surveyors and Adjusters
1276 Scott Street
San Diego, California 92106
619-223-7380 -O, 800-944-4789 -O, 619-223-7390 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Margaret McNeill Clark - Surveyor Associate
Vericlaim, Inc.
P. O. Box 2576
Berkeley, California 94702
415-269-1582 -Mobile

Michael R. Dickinson - Surveyor Associate
So Cal Surveys, LLC
P.O. Box 367
Dana Point, California 92629
949-495-3232 -O, 949-322-2567 -Mobile

Vince DiLeo - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2002
Admiralty Marine Services, LLC
P.O. Box 3421
Truckee (Lake Tahoe), California 96160
877-582-1657 -Toll Free, 530-582-1657 -O and R, 530-582-6941 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Douglas G. Emley - Surveyor Associate
3802 Rosecrans Street, #285
San Diego, California 92110
619-993-9800 -O and Mobile, 866-268-9176 -Fax

Peggy Feakes - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1990
R.J.Whitfield and Associates, Inc.
7011 Bridgeport Circle
Stockton, California 95207 2357
209-956-8488 -O, 209-406-9679 -Mobile, 209-956-8490 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Michael F. Gearhart - Surveyor Associate
Polaris Marine Surveyors
P. O. Box 210
Seal Beach, California 90740
562-434-2022 -O, 562-522-4708 -Mobile

Rick Gorman - Surveyor Associate
Pacific Marine Surveyors
3022 St. Albans Drive
Los Alamitos, California 90720-4459
714-746-7380 -O and Mobile

Ron Grant - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1995
Grant Marine Surveys
31091 Paseo Valencia
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
949-240-8353 -O and R
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Odus E. Hayes - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1999
Odus E. Hayes
P.O. Box 1122
Sausalito, California 94966
415-461-8425 -O and R, 415 860-0295 -Mobile, 415-461-8425 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Michael J. Herlihy - Surveyor Associate
Christian and Company, Marine Surveyors and Adjusters
1276 Scott Street
San Diego, California 92106
619-223-7380 -O, 619-540-4080 -Mobile

Bunker A. Hill - Surveyor Associate
Bunker A. Hill Marine Surveyor
P.O. Box 3348
Newport Beach, California 92659
949-646-3038 -O, 949-422-9563 -Mobile, 949-646-1834 -Fax

Gene Peter Hillger - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2000
Arnold and Arnold Inc.
2329 India Street
San Diego, California 92101
619-233-1096 -O, 619-233-1607 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Hull and Machinery, Cargo

Ross Hubbard - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
Maritime Surveyors
3203 South Victoria Avenue
Oxnard, California 93035
800-200-8839 -O, 805-984-8889 -O and Mobile, 805-984-4418 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Alan Ross Hugenot - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2004
Alan Ross Hugenot, Inc.
425 Burnett Avenue
San Francisco, California 94131
415-531-6172 -O and Mobile, 415-643-3982 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Barry G. King - Surveyor Associate
King Maritime Consulting
P.O. Box 82069
San Diego, California 92138
619-254-3768 -O

John A. Kipper - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1996
2549B Eastbluff Drive, #247
Newport Beach, California 92660
949-705-7377 -O
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Thomas E. List - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1994
List Marine, Inc.
P.O. Box 2008
Sausalito, California 94966
415-332-5478 -O, 415-332-4969 -Fax
Specialty: Engines

Jack Mackinnon - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1989, Senior Marine Surveyor
Accredited Marine Surveyor
P.O. Box 335
San Lorenzo, California 94580-0335
510-276-4351 -O, 510-909-6956 -Mobile, 510-276-9237 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Dwayne F. Madray - Surveyor Associate
Southeastern Marine Services
600 Ellis Drive
Conway, South Carolina 29526
843-424-8234 -O and Mobile, 843-347-7091 -R

Rex Michel - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1992
Michel and Christen Loss/Damage Surveyors
842, 2nd Street
Santa Monica, California 90403
310-395-1373 -O, 800-870-0035 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Cargo

Douglas M. Montgomery - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2002
Montgomery Marine
1010 Cove Street
Ventura, California 93001
805-642-7959 -O, 805-340-5587 -Mobile, 805-642-7959 -R
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Kevin Moore - Surveyor Associate
K.D. Moore Associates
1415 Fulton Road #205 - PMB B-1
Santa Rosa, California 95401
707-546-3519 -O, 707-217-6040 -Mobile, 707-546-3718 -Fax

Tim Murison - Surveyor Associate
432 South 1st Street
Point Richmond, California 94804
415-302-9907 -Mobile, 510-215-5005 -Fax

Chris Nye - Surveyor Associate
Nye Marine Surveying
1871 Aurora Court
Brentwood, California 94513
925-366-3809 -0

Frederick M. Pauwels - Surveyor Associate
Marine Surveyor, Sea Dragon Marine
25962 Portafino Drive
Mission Viejo, California 92691
714-585-6977 -Mobile, 949-951-6953 -Fax

Mike Pierce - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1993
Mike Pierce Industries
1811 Diego Way
Oxnard, California 93030
805-983-0533 -O, 805-657-9490 -Mobile
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Mike Pyzel - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1995
Mike Pyzel, Marine Surveyor
P. O. Box 4217
Santa Barbara, California 93140
805-684-3789 -O, 805-895-8081 -Mobile
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Richard W. Quinn - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1996
Bayside Marine Surveyors dba Oceanside Marine Surveyors
1850 Harbor Drive North, Suite C
Oceanside, California 92054
760-721-4038 -O, 800-498-4786 -Toll Free California only, 760-757-4886 -R
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Francoise Ramsay - Surveyor Associate
Wedlock, Ramsay and Whiting
130 Mono Avenue
Fairfax, California 94930
415-505-3494 -O, 415-497-7409 -Mobile

Charles Reininga - Surveyor Associate
Davis and Company, Ltd.
1940 W. Orangewood Avenue, Ste. #110
Orange, California 92868
714-938-9960 -O, 602-617-7796 -Mobile, 714-938-9970 -Fax

Donovan L. Roberts - Surveyor Associate
Roberts Maritime
P.O. Box 1404
Laguna Beach, California 92652
949-497-9408-O and R, 949-290-6344-Mobile

Ronald J. Sado - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1993
SeaCraft Marine Surveyors
3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 299
Oxnard, California 93035
805-386-4214 -O, 805-479-9282 -Mobile, 805-386-4214-Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Todd Schwede - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1988
Todd and Assoc., Inc.
2390 Shelter Island Dr., Suite 220
San Diego, California 92106
619-226-1895 -O, 619-224-2394 -R, 619-223-8942 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Randell B. Sharpe - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2001
Sharpe Surveying and Consulting
242 Inverness Court
Alameda, California 94502
877-337-0706 -Toll Free, 510-337-0706 -O, 781-623-8386 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Christopher Shearman - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2007
The Excelsior Yacht Company
23679 Calabasas Road, #778
Calabasas, California 91302
818-610-1103 -O 310-650-4455 -Mobile, 818-610-1128
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Bob Smith - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
Bob Smith Marine Surveyor, LLC
3639 Midway Drive, Suite B, #215
San Diego, California 92109-5254
619-850-7521 -O, 619-276-8682 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Earl Stell - Surveyor Associate
Earl Stell Marine Surveyor, LLC
1272 Scott Street
San Diego, California 92106
619-224-2944 -O, 858-864-2508 -Mobile

Bill Trenkle - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2007
Todd and Assoc., Inc.
2390 Shelter Island Dr., Suite 220
San Diego, California 92106
619-226-1895 -O, 619-223-8942 -O, 619-987-0162 -Mobile
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Terry Tucker - Surveyor Associate
Marine Surveying and Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box #2
Corte Madera, California 94976
510-381-1925 -O and Mobile, 510-540-5817 -Fax

T. Lee Tupper - Surveyor Associate
Blue Water Marine Survey
P.O. Box 2398
West Sacramento, California 95691-7398
415-722-7695 -Mobile, 916-599-5241 -R

Jan T. Van Sickle - Accredited Marine Surveyor 2003
J.T. Van Sickle Co.
P.O. Box 51
Vineburg, California 95487
707-939-9131 -O and Mobile, 707-939-9133 -Fax
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Steven Ward - Surveyor Associate
Captain Steven Ward
P.O. Box 937
Dana Point, California 92629
949-683-0589 -O and Mobile

Richard Whiting - Surveyor Associate
Wedlock, Ramsay and Whiting
P.O. Box 53
Sausalito, California 94966
415-332-6462 -O, 415-740-2924 -Mobile, 415-332-6462 -Fax

James E. Wood - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1993
SAMS® Vice President Meetings and Conventions
SAMS® Past President 2004/2005, Life Member
James Wood Marine Surveys
P.O. Box 968
Morro Bay, California 93443
805-772-0110 -O 805-234-7008 -Mobile, 805 772-6004 -Fax,
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Fishing Vessels, Tug and Barge, Hull and Machinery, Cargo

Donald R. Young - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1992
DONRU Marine Surveyors and Adjusters
32 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
831-372-8604 -O, 831-373-4362 -R, 831-372-2378 -Fax

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