Quaker Neck Marine Surveying And Consulting

Bozman, Maryland
Marine Yacht Surveying and Consulting Services

harry seemans


To offer my services as a marine surveyor to insurance companies, banks, yacht brokers, boatyards and anyone else who may have a need for such services.

Thirty two years of experience in the marine trades industry, including Wood boat construction and extensive wood and fiberglass repair, electronics Installation, trouble shooting and repair of electrical systems. Light maintenance and repair of engines, installation and repair of waste Systems. Mast and rigging work and analysis, evaluation and repair of osmotic blistering of hulls. Have been actively surveying boats since the spring of 1992.

Work History

September 1979- 1981 St. Michael's Harbour Marina Lofting and construction of 26' strip plank steam launch hull Maintenance and repair work of wood and fiberglass boats.

1981 to 1996 - Severn Marine Services, Inc. Tilghman, Maryland Extensive fiberglass and wood repair. Gel coat repair. All aspects of rigging. Electronic installation, trouble shooting and repair of electrical systems. 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC circuits. Light maintenance and repair of marine diesel and gas engines. Analyze, evaluation and repair of bottom blisters.

1986 to 1992 - St. Michael's Yacht Brokers Appraisals, listings and sales of used boats. Also coordinated advertising.


Correspondence Course - 1991 Navtech, U.S. Surveyors Association Navtech 13423 McGregor Ft. Myers, Florida. Course in Coast Guard, ABYC and NFPA regulations and specifications on wood, steel and fiberglass yachts. Completed course and received diploma on November 18, 1991.

September 1992 - Completed Marine Survey Seminar - Newport, Rhode Island Course was conducted by Mr. Paul Coble, Marine Architect and NAMS and SAMS certified surveyor of wood, fiberglass and steel boats.

March 1-2 1993 - Attended seminar on Metal Corrosion. Covering Corrosion Theory, designing boats to avoid corrosion problems, controlling stray currents, surveying and troubleshooting boats with corrosion.

February 17, 1995 - Attended SAMS seminar on Marine Electrical systems, Oil analysis and rigging. Boat US gave a lecture on insurance coverage and claims and informed us of what to look for.

February 8 - 10, 1996 - International Boat Builders Exhibition and conference
Seminar consisted of Marine composite failures, Cored boat construction. The language of surveying small craft, the use of epoxy resins in building and repairing, a surveyors perspective on system problems, (two parts), and case studies of repowering.

October 24 - 27, 1996 SAMS Symposium
Various seminars on being an expert witness, what is expected of a surveyor in SAMS, riggings and rigging failures, the inspection of sail and salvage operations.

October 20 - 21, 1997 ABYC Accident Investigation Seminar
Seminar included: Investigating accidents, fire investigation, tools that assist in Investigation, fraudulent claims, spoliation of evidence and using standards In litigation.

February 5- 7, 1998 International Boat builders Exhibition & Conference:
Attended Seminars: Fuel Tank technology, Fuel Systems, Marine Appraisal reports, Gel Coat Blistering. Update, How Marine Composites fail, Exhaust system What Goes Wrong and Limiting Surveyor Liability.

October 27-29, 1999 - SAMS Regional Meeting in Salem, MASS

January 13, 1999 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

February 25, 1999 - Haterras Tour and Zahninsers Blister repair developments

November 2-4, 2000 - SAMS National Meeting in Antonio, Texas

October 31, 2000 - Passed the SAMS exam and became an accredited marine surveyor

February 8, 2001 - Joined Davis & Co. Limited as an Associate.
This is a Nationwide Company offering their services as marine surveyors, engineers and consultants in a wide Range of services in the marine and insurance claims and coverage industry.

January 7, 2002 - Took a one week course with ABYC for the Marine Technician Electrical Certification

February 18 -20, 2002 - Attended the ABYC Standards Accreditation class which was being held for the first time at Davis & Co. Limited.

January 24, 2003, - Review and revised ABYC Standards seminar.

February 24, 2004 - Attended First Marine Insurance three day seminar on Small Power watercraft and claim evaluation.

March 28 - 30, 2004 - Attended Davis and Co. Limited corporate meeting and Seminar on outdrive/engine failure. How to prepare a deposition and what to expect. Fair Market Values defined and used. How to write reports and the inspection of sailboat rigs and riggings.

October 18 - 21 2005 - Attended IBEX, (International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference). Seminars are as follows: Selecting the right propeller, David Gerr of Western Institute of Marine Technology Welding Aluminum for Marine Applications, Stephen Collins (Maine Maritime Academy Engineering Department). Carbon Monoxide Accident Prevention, Charlie Game, International Marine Consulting and Investigating Fire-Damaged Boats, Loren Griswold, Borgoyne Incorporated Gel coat Cracking, Paul DeFranco, Ferro Corporation Installing fuel systems, Craig Scholten, Four Winns Boats

September 20 / 23 Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors Annual Meeting Portland, Maine Seminars

Surveyor Safety: Guidelines on safety issues for the surveyor when inspecting boats. Surveyors Guide to water jet propulsion systems

February 20 - 24, 2007 American Boat and yacht Council Standards certification course and exam Past exam to become ABYC Standards Certified, expires February 21, 2012

February 22, 2008 - Attended Chapman School of Seamanship for a 28 hour course on The Fundamentals of the Damage and Claims Survey.

March 21, 2009 attended educational seminar Mystic, Connecticut. subjects were Ethics and the surveyor, Appraisals of Vessels, techniques and accountability Marine Composites and the aging fleet along with moisture meter techniques.

March 23 and 24 : attended SAMS Mid Atlantic regional Meeting and seminar. Subjects were : ZF Marine tour and transmission introduction. Claims work inspections, legal issues and obligations Two part seminar on damage claims

Dec. 11 and 12 2009 : Huntington West Virginia two day seminar on Requirements for Uninspected towing vessels and Homeland Security presented by USCG.

April 23, 2010 : SAMS Mid Atlantic regional meeting: Seminar Time Management(Franklin System) , Crew endurance management, Ashland Chemical Presentation on the upcoming Bio-Resins for boat building and saving the environment. NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) on installation standards of electronics

I feel it is my duty as a Marine Surveyor to try and keep up with changing standards and applications in the boating industry, thus through attending these seminars I can further my education and be of more service to public.


Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (ACCREDITED MARINE SUVEYOR) 2000
Member in good standing with ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)
Avid sailor and member of CBYRA, Chesapeake Yacht Racing Association
Member of PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet)
USSA - U.S. Sailing Association
Certified Diver
Davis & Co Limited Associate


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