Born in San Francisco, Tom started his maritime career in 1972 working in a local shipyard on barges and tugs while volunteering aboard various sailing vessels such as the museum "scow" schooner ALMA, the schooners BRIGADOON, TALOFA and the racing yawl BARIENT BARUNA.
After graduating from the California Maritime Academy, Tom took his deck license and served as a watch officer on foreign flag vessels ... and as Mate and Master on ocean towing and salvage vessels. Returning to San Francisco, he worked on local tugs and progressed his licenses to become a San Francisco Harbor Pilot ... and, eventually, moved North as a Puget Sound Pilot (Navy) for over 20yrs.
Throughout this time, Tom enjoyed restoring and sailing over thirteen different power and sailboats ... from a 40' light house tender to a 19' Lowell dory. He has extensive hand's on experience with wooden and fiberglass construction, repair operations, systems repair, and troubleshooting.
Tom is a member of SAMS and ABYC ... serves as an Accredited Surveyor (#1158) ... and participates continuing eduction in all technical areas of vessel construction, maintenance and outfitting.
Tom has also served in variety of capacities overseas - most recently with humanitarian efforts in Haiti. He's also developed an attraction for puttering around the canals of Europe and holds licenses for both the Netherlands and France.
Surveys are always a bit intrusive ... I mean - who likes to have their boat picked and poked!
So ... here's a short list of what to expect and what is entailed - along with some recommendations:
Interested in reviewing a SAMPLE SURVEY? Scroll down to the bottom for acouple of prior reports ... or ask me for anything more specific to your needs!
Pre Sale or Pre Purchase Site Visit
This is a basic 1hr+ visit to the vessel to take an initial impression of the condition and systems - handy if you're thinking about selling to have some of the "big ticket" concerns out of the way ... and handy if you're thinking about a particular vessel and are quite sure about the next step (or can't travel to see the boat just yet!)
Pre Purchase Condition and Valuation
This is the comprehensive survey of a vessel as a contigency of purchase ... it covers all areas of safety and structure, systems, general operation, and appraisal to USCG, ABYC, and NFPA standards. The report details the systems and contains field notes, along with a complete valuation, findings and recommendations for shortfalls or issues, and photo documentation.
A re-insurance survey is a periodic review of your vessel to validate its condition and operation for your underwriter. While it covers the same level of detail for structure and systems as a pre-purchase survey, it generally doesn't require a haul out.
Life happens! When unfortunate accidents or damage occurs, many times underwriters call in a surveyor to ascertain extend, recommend options, and even superintend repairs.
Ok ... what's it cost! First off ... just a note to say that the preliminary work, review of field notes, and generation of the reports takes as much time as the actual survey aboard - - - so:
PRE PURCHASE SURVEYS (2021)
RETIRED SEPT 2021 - - - Thanks!
RETIRED SEPT 2021 - - - Thanks!
Vessels of Wooden Construction
"Tom performed a condition and valuation survey on my Grand Banks 32 as required by my insurance company. He did a superb job, demonstrating extensive knowledge of boat construction and operation as well as current ABYC and regulatory standards. In addition he passed on many useful recommendations to make the boat better, and also promoting a safe and reliable boating experience. Very highly recommended!" (Thanks Steve)
"Thomas's surveys are thorough and high quality ... He has surveyed three boats for me and will survey the next as well". Thanks Marcus
"Thomas really saved my boat." Thanks Nic!
Oh there's a few more on Google if you like ... we strive to be objective and fair ... give honest appraisals ... and maintain the level of ethics and service that all SAMS Surveyors provide.
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thomas k. rose marine survey & consulting 575 Antonson Place Northeast poulsbo, WA 98370 US
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