Reference Links For Marine Surveyors

SAMS® – The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®

NAMS® – The National Association of Marine Surveyors

YBDSA – Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association

CNEMP – Chambre Nationale des Experts Maritimes Plaisance

IIMS – The International Institute of Marine Surveyors

CMMC – Company of Master Mariners of Canada

FEMAS – Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants.

SCMS – The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors

YBAA – The Yacht Brokers Association of America

SMA – The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, New York

NASBLA – National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Lexington Kentucky

AERA – The Engine Builders Association


Boat Information

Digital Boat Brochures – Have an old brochure emailed

Marine Marketplace – Links to Every Boat & Engine Builder on the Planet. Well…. almost.

Everything Boatbuilding – What you need to know to go into boatbuilding – Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts

Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data

United States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database

PowerBoat Guide

SailboatData.Com – Specification on over 7000 sailboats


Boat Values

BUCValu – Used Boat Price Guides

Martin Depreciation Scale in PDF format

NADA Guides – On-Line


Classification / Certification Organizations

ABS – American Bureau of Shipping – USA

DNV – Det Norske Veritas – Norway

IMCI – International Marine Certification Institute

IS – International Register of Shipping – UK

MCA – Maritime & Coast Guard Agency – UK


Continuing Education

Educational Courses, Seminars & Meetings For Marine Surveyors

Abaris Training Resources – Inspection & Repair of Advanced Composite Structures

American Society of Appraisers

Chapman School of Seamanship

IICL – Institute of International Container Lessors – Container Courses

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center – Sausalito, California

Maritime College – State University of New York

The Landing School – Arundel, Maine

Sea School – Serving Mariners Since 1977

WoodenBoat School – Brooklin, Maine


Documentation and Licencing Agents

Alaska Maritime Documentation Inc – Anchorage, Alaska

Grossetti License Consulting – Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant


Dictionary/Thesaurus/Encyclopedia – Practical Shipping Vocabulary

Spanish For Cruisers – Boat Repairs & Maintenance Phrase Book


Industrial Supply On-Line

ABATIX – Supplier of Environmental Clean-up Products

CrimeTech – Crime Scene Supplies and Forensics Products

Lab Safety Supply – Products & Information

McMaster-Carr Supply Company – Careful! You could spend hours here!


Industry Associations

AMSEA – Alaska Marine Safety Education Association

ABYC – American Boat and Yacht Council

ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

ASA – American Society of Appraisers

ASNE – American Society of Naval Engineers

ACBS – Antique & Classic Boat Society

AFRIN – Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation – UK

BOAT/US – Boat Owners Association of The United States

IAMI – International Association of Marine Investigators

CMTA – Connecticut Marine Trades Association

ICGB – International Cargo Gear Bureau

IICL – Institute of International Container Lessors

MIAS – Marine Insurance Association of Seattle

NAMS® – The National Association of Marine Surveyors

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

NMMA Canada – National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada

NMMA USA – National Marine Manufacturers Association – USA

NPGA – National Propane Gas Association

N.P.F.V.O.A. – North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners’ Association

RYA – Royal Yachting Association – UK

SAMS® – The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®

SNAME – Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers


Insurance Links

Admiral Marine – United Kingdom

American Institute of Marine Underwriters


Grundy Insurance for Classic Boats

Legacy Underwriters – Marine Insurance

NBOA – National Boat Owners Association Marine Insurance

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Skisafe Boat Insurance

Transport Information Service – German Insurance Association


Miscellaneous – Source for Boating Safety Labels

Dockwise Yacht Transport – Floating Drydock Service for Yachts

Marine Liens Limited – Look up or Publish Lien Information – Live Map of Ship Movements

Yacht Clubs With Web Sites – World Wide


Oil & Fuel Analysis

ALS Group – Worldwide

Design Maintenance Systems – North Vancouver, British Columbia

Engineered Lubricants – Maryland Heights, Missouri

Insight Services – Cleveland, Ohio

Intertek Testing and Inspection Services – Worldwide

JG Lubricant Services – Barney Gerdts, SAMS® AFF – Plainfield, Indiana

Machinery Lubrication – The Basics of Used Oil Sampling

The Oil Analysis Lab – Spokane, Washington

Oil Check Laboratory Services – Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

R&G Laboratories, Inc – Tampa, Florida



All About Houseboats

Boating Industry

Boat & Harbors

Canadian Yachting

Claims Magazine

gCaptain – Maritime and Offshore Industry News On-Line

Good Old Boat

Marine Electronics Reviews

Pacific Maritime Magazine

Practical Sailor

Professional BoatBuilder

Scuttlebutt Magazine

Showboats International

The Waterways Journal


Yachting & Boating World


Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications – Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts

D&R Marine – Replacement Parts For Sailboats

R.W. Fernstrum & Company – Keel Cooling Systems

GS Products (UK) – Suppliers of Chain, Wire Rope and Marine Fittings

Hydrex Underwater Technology – Underwater Repairs

Jamestown Distributors – Boatbuilding and Woodworking Supplies

Kano Laboratories – Clean Up & Lubricating Products

Klacko Spars – Metal Fabricating, Oakville, Ontario – Marine Grade Vinyl Fabrics, St Paul Minnesota

Planus – Marine Toilet Systems

Rub – Design, fabrication and Installation

Ward’s Marine Electric – Electrical Parts and Service

Wilson Distribution – Plastic Pontoons


Boat Junk Yards – New & Used Parts


Corrosion Protection


Engines & Drives


Propellers Shafts and Struts


Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging




Windshields and Glass



Force 5 Survey Report Software – by Stevens & Stevens

Password Minder – By Joe LeBlanc – Keep Track of Passwords (Encrypted)

OpenCPN Software for Marine Navigation

Software Registration Manager – By Joe LeBlanc – Keep Track of Licence and Registration Numbers (Encrypted)


Structural Testing and Failure Analysis

Aliya Analytical Failure Analysis and More – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bell Metallurgy Metallurgical Failure Analysis – San Diego, California

British Institute of Non-destructive Testing – UK

Pacific Testing Laboratories – Valencia, California,

Plastics Technology Laboratories – Plastics Testing

Structural Composites – Composite Testing Lab Melbourne Florida

University of Maine Composites Laboratory


Technical Information

Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program (HIMP)” – Printable booklet illustrating how to asses hard coatings – All You Need To Know About Marine Diesel Engines

Corrosion Technology Laboratory – NASA – Kennedy Space Center

The Engineering ToolBox – The Flash Point of Different Fuels

Gurit – A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials

Interplastic Corporation – Product Literature: Technical Papers

OPD Information – (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)

Plastics International – Chemical Resistance Chart – compatibility of different plasticks and chemicals

Sandmeyer Steel Company – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel

SAE International -Society of Automotive Engineers – Standards & Guidelines

Specialty Steel Industry of North America Information Center


Tools and Instruments

Barcol Impressor – Hardness Tester

Diesel Laptops. – Diesel Engine Diagnostic Hardware and Slftwarer

EVIDENT – Investigation Products – Photo Evidence Scales

Flir Infrared Camera – by Flir Systems

The Hammer Source – 500 Kinds of Hammers

Phase II – Thickness Gauges

Protimeter – Moisture Meters and Hygrometers

Strut Pro – Cutless Bearing Replacement Tool

Tool Experts – Boca Raton, Florida

UE Systems – Ultrasonic Detection Technology

Wagner – Moisture Meters (Made in the USA)

Western Instruments – Thickness Gauges


Vessel Registration, Regulations & Safety Resources

Australian List Of Registered Ships

Australian Shipping Registration Office

CPS – Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

IMCI – International Marine Certification Institute – European Union Regulations

Radio Licensing – UK

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Occupational Safety & Health Administration – U.S. Department of Labor – Canadian Safe Boating Council

Transport Canada – Marine Safety & Regulations

Transport Canada – Ship Registration Site (Documented Vessels)

TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential – US Transportation Security Administration

United Kingdom Ship Registration – Operated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

United States Coast GuardOffice of Boating Safety

United States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database

United States Coast Guard – Port State Information eXchange (PSIX) system

USCG Notices of Vessel Recalls & Safety Defects

United States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – Searchable CFR’s

United States National Vessel Documentation Center – Look Up US Documented Vessels By Owner’s Name, Boat Name, Official Number, Builder, State, Zip Code, City or County

Maritime Documentation Center – USCG NVDC Database Vessel Documentation Search

USPS – United States Power Squadrons


Vessel Research & Design

Royal Institution of Naval Architects – United Kingdom

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers


Weather Related Sites

Compu-Weather – Forensic Meteorology (Past Weather Conditions)

NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (USA) – Sailing Weather Forecasts Worldwide

Vaisala – Lightning Event Analysis.

The Weather Underground – Free Weather Info