Summary of Qualifications
- SAMS® / AMS® #733; ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council)
- NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
- Past President SAMS®
- Board of Directors SAMS®
- SAMS® Regional Director.
Since 1992, I have been involved in marine appraisals for tax purposes, IRS audits, estates, divorces, and yacht donations. I have worked extensively with tax attorneys.
I hold a Certificate of Completion for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course from the American Society of Appraisers. I use the USPAP approach to formulate and format appraisals.
Vessel valuation breakdowns for appraisals is my field of expertise and has applied and accepted in every appraisal that I have conducted.
Knowledge of all facets of hull components, wiring, plumbing, tankage, thru hull fittings, drive train systems, fasteners, bondings, fiberglass lay-up, hull to deck joints, keels, power plants, generators, and other areas of boat construction in wood, metals and fiberglass to safety codes and to ABYC / NFPA / USCG / CFR requirements. Professional experience evaluating and inspecting boat builder and manufacturing facilities at numerous New England boat building companies. Yacht appraisals; Since 1997 I have been involved in marine appraisals for tax purposes, estates, divorces, yacht donations. I hold a Certificate of Completion for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course from the American Society of Appraisers. I use the USPAP approach to formulate and format appraisals. Full valuation cost breakdown of appraisals is my field of expertise. Strong mechanical aptitude and training combined with extensive experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of gas and diesel marine engines and outboard motors. Constant upgrading of boat building methods and materials. Yearly upgrades and attending of seminars on boat building, repairs, new products and techniques and latest in safety codes and builders standards. I have attended numerous boat builder seminars.
More than twenty (20) years of wide, varied and responsible marine industry experience in both power and sailboats from 13' to 151'. A full time yacht / marine surveyor from 1997 to present. Owned and previously owned many power and sailboats from 13' to 52'. Extensive boating experience offshore in sailboat and powerboats.