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I am a lifelong sailor, but my professional maritime career began on the waters of
New York Harbor about twenty years ago. After earning my USCG masters license,
I piloted ferries on the busy waters of the Hudson river. This helped lead to my position as manager of the Boatworks boatyard at Liberty Landing Marina. In that role, I was responsible for diagnosing, troubled shooting and overseeing repairs aboard the hundreds of yachts that came to our docks. I next advanced to a position as a rigger
with Performance Yacht Management in City Island NY where my skills were further developed. It was in these years that I was able to take advantage of the many opportunities to skipper yachts on short and long range transport. Delivering a wide variety of craft many thousands of miles, along with my other working experience has proven to be excellent preparation for a full time career as a marine surveyor.
I am an honors graduate of the Chapman's School of Seamanship, which has
produced many of the great surveyors in the field today. I am an Accredited Marine Surveyor in the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS), and standards accredited member in the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Using the recommended practices and standards of these organizations, as well as the USCG, NFPA, and CFR's, my survey format is accepted by leading insurance companies, and has proven helpful to hundreds of clients.
I currently own a West Sail 32, which I sail out of New York Harbor.