Website Design & Development is the only website development and hosting company which is owned operated by a credentialed marine surveyor and specialized in marketing marine surveyors.

You almost cannot turn on the TV without seeing an ad about all-inclusive website companies that will build, host, fine-tune and market your website. They sound great. Like many things from cheap cell phone services, free apps, and even that delicious mouth-watering cheeseburger, they rarely deliver what you see. The devil is in the details. The additional charges, fees, and what you end up getting after all the time and expenses rarely looks like what you saw on TV.

Why? It seems we have come to accept this as what to expect. You can call their 24/7 support (see my comments on 24/7 support) to complain. If you hold long enough and get through all the transfers, you’ll probably get an insincere “I’m sorry sir/mam.”

My team is Jenny, Scott, and myself. We take your calls, work on your project, answer your questions, and try to make sure you are more than just satisfied. Plus, we offer more than the big guys can because I am a marine surveyor and I know the business. I have things you can benefit from and use that they cannot offer.


  • When you build your site with us you get that expert. Jenny has been building websites since 2005 and has been supporting many loyal customers, including me since 2010.
  • When you build and host your site with us, you get a featured listing on which allows you to customize your listing. Provide more information including a bio in your own words. A picture to help potential clients connect to you.
  • We do not have 24/7 support. If you call us, we answer or you get our voicemail. Leave a message and we will call you back. No holding, transfers, long wait times, or customer service people that don’t know their jobs.
  • Competitive prices and options.


If you are looking for a brand new website, or just wish to update your existing website, we offer four standard templates from which you can choose. All templates are mobile-friendly. Pages typically include: Home, About Us, Memberships & Associations, Services, Rates, Contact Us.  Stock imagery will be used on your website unless you provide us with your images. (See below for specifications.)

We can also build a customized new website, designed to your own unique needs. Contact us for details.

Template 1

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Template 1b

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Template 2

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Template 3

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Image Specifications

If you choose to send your own images:

  • Images should be sent as .jpg’s.
  • Images need to be sent as attachments; not embedded in your email message.
  • The main home page image should be 2400px wide by 500px-800px tall.
  • All other images must be at least 1000px wide or tall.
  • All images should be 72 dpi.
  • Images should not be larger than 1MB per image.
  • Images must belong to you.
  • Please send images to: with your business name in the subject line.

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Are you looking for more than a website? We have a wide range of offerings to meet your needs.

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Search Engine Optimization

Maybe you just need some SEO (Search Engine Optimization) work to get a better placement in web searches.

Why Work With Us?

Owner Geoff Grainger (SAMS® – AMS® 1202) used to work for Harley-Davidson Motor Company in diagnostic computer development design, testing, and International support in the early 2000’s. That’s great, but honestly that leaves him able to talk the talk…but as for the walk…trip, fall, wrong way.

No, it’s because he is smart enough to work with people who know their stuff…today, right now, current technology and methodology. That’s who will do your work and make sure your marketing dollar is well spent. Geoff is involved to guide the process with a marine surveyor’s eye and so you have a face and a name with whom to discuss your hosting and websites. Try that on GoDaddy or anywhere else.

We do need to acknowledge the originator, Don Robertson. Don founded Don’s Marine Marketplace back in the mid-1990’s and he was ahead of his time. and its family of websites are truly grandfather sites in the industry. But you need to know that this is a massive advantage for you by marketing with us. With 27+ years on the internet, it gives you credibility for the search engines. From a SEO standpoint, this is huge. still comes up on the first page of Google in searches for marine surveyors even though it had many checks against it before being updated. Now, but being the only site maintaining a directory of all the legitimately credentialed marine surveyors, it will continue to hold the top spot and widen the gap.