COASTAL ATLANTIC MARINE SURVEYING & MARITIME SERVICES
JOHNNY SMITH, MARINE SURVEYOR & LISCENSED MASTER’S CAPTAIN SA, SOCIETY OF ACCREDITED MARINE SURVEYORS - SAMS®
MEMBER, AMERICAN BOAT & YACHT COUNCIL - ABYC® 100 TON NEAR COASTAL MASTER’S LICENSE
These surveys are commonly provided for clients who think they have found a great pre-owned boat and seek validation from an expert to inspect the integrity of the vessel along with all its systems to gain confidence the vessel is in condition worthy of the purchase.
VALUATION & CONDITION SURVEYS
These surveys are commonly required by lenders and / or insurance companies to validate that the Integrity, Safety, and Value of a vessel, align with their associated risk. Market research is performed to establish "Fair Market Value" and results including inspection detail are provided along with photographs in a written report.
This is a focused inspection purely to evaluate and establish the fair market value of a vessel for donation, legal case, estate settlement, or financing. Market value research is performed and a written report providing supporting detail and photos is included.
Looking to build your confidence on the water or have your family more comfortable with boating, instructional charters will save you from learning your mistakes the hard way on the water.
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Johnny has worked the last two decades with shoreside maritime operations and for the last decade serving as vessel operator for the Charleston Branch Harbor Pilots. Johnny received a a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He went on to Chapman’s School of Seamanship, graduating from the Yacht and Small Craft Surveying program. In 2018 he became a member of SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) as an S.A. (Survey Associate) and is also certified in ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) STANDARDS. Johnny enjoys spending as much time as he can on both salt and freshwater with his wife and son in all different regions in the Southeast.
With over 20 years of recreational boating and also serving as a commercial operator as a licensed captain, Johnny Smith founded Coastal Atlantic Marine Surveying to assist clients with surveys of vessels being considered for purchase, providing unbiased value and condition surveys for lenders, insurance, or legal purposes, as well a consultant for clients regarding upgrades, changes, or improvements to an existing craft. Confidentiality is strictly maintained with the client contracting the work.
All survey work is performed according to standards established within the US Code & Federal Regulations (CFRs), and the voluntary standards and recommended practices developed by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). Along with marine surveying, Coastal Atlantic Marine Surveying also offers instructional charters to make avid boaters become more confident as an operator of their vessel. If you’re new to boating or looking to gain some real hands-on experience, connect with Johnny to discuss what needs you are looking to improve while on the water.