Comprehensive Marine Surveying

Daniel Cole is a qualified member with Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (“SAMS”) and qualified member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (“NAMS”).  Daniel is also American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), certified in Marine Systems and Marine Standards.

Pictured above is the schooner, “Governor Stone”, She is one of the very oldest vessels still in service and listed on the US National Register of histororic places and the USCG registry of active vessels. A strong commitment by those who constructed her has given her a long and useful life, far exceeding the expectations of her age and style of vessel. Sadly many of the skills required to make her such a long standing success have been lost to antiquity and a drive toward  faster, lighter, less expensive methods of vessel construction. Happily, the skills, initiative, innovation, attention to detail and professionalism fostered by those who created the Governor stone are still alive and well among the cadre that make up Cole and Associates Marine Surveyors.

Our professional marine surveyors will assess vessels of all sizes, materials and service uses, assuring that they meet 33 CFR regulations, 46 CFR regulations, ABYC Standards and recommended practices as well as NFPA 302 rules for pleasure craft. We also:

  • certify shipping containers
  • complete on charter/off charter barge surveys
  • assist in evaluations for insured losses

Our surveyors may attend court as expert witnesses when necessary.