Marine Surverying Services

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Richard M. Savage is a SAMS® ACCREDITED Marine Surveyor based on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Savage has 30 years of experience in the restoration, repair, construction and building of commercial and recreational power boats in both wood and fiberglass.

Rick specializes in yachts and small craft, as defined below:
(Specialization Designations apply only to AMS® Members)

Y.SC - Yachts, Small Craft:
This is the basic designation which is held by the overwhelming majority of the AMS® members. Members have acquired at least five years of professional surveying experience in yachts (vessels used for pleasure) and/or small craft (commercial vessels less than 1600 GRT). They have attained a passing grade in the SAMS® Yachts and Small Craft examination.

Read the SAMS Code of Ethics
See the requirements for a SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor

SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.)

Licenses, Accreditations, Memberships:
  • United States Coast Guard, Master, Near Coastal, 100 tons – 35 years experience.
  • ACCREDITED Marine Surveyor No. 774, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) since 2003. 25 years expereince as a marine surveyor.
    Link to SAMS
  • American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) member. Recommended standards and practices governing the design, construction and uses of boats.
    Link to the ABYC
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