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Discovery Marine Surveys

 

The bow of Ventspleen taken in 2010, visit them here. 


Most surveyors tells you how they do surveys, I want to tell you why I do surveys.

I love what I do. I do nothing else than survey yachts, small crafts and some shipping containers, for individuals, corporations, insurance, underwriters and adjusters. When not surveying, I am learning about new systems, new construction methods and new standards. Keeping up to date on new technologies and new regulations is a full time job on its own.

I got involved in sailing and power boating in the mid 1970's and have never stopped accumulating experience and certifications. In the mid-1990's, I sailed competitively and financed my own racing campaigns at provincial level, in order to be competitive I learned how to repair, maintain and upgrade the boats. In early 2000 I took a sabbatical from my career in telecommunications and travelled on the Great Lakes and along the East Coast of North America on a Hatteras 41 that I had purchased a few years earlier. I financed this journey by doing boat deliveries and repairs on vessels I encountered, fibreglass work, some diesel maintenance, electronics, etc.

By the time I arrived on Canada's West Coast in 2009, my career ambitions and my passion for boats had merged. It was time to put my experience and my knowledge to work, to seek specialized certifications and the recognition of the professionals of the trade who would become my peers. I created Discovery Marine Surveys® in 2010. 

The survey reports provided by Discovery Marine Surveys® presents the vessel's compliance with ABYC standards and similarities with ISO standards when applicable), NFPA, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) regulations (USCG referred to where applicable), Transport Canada and abide by the code of ethics and standard practices of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS). Our reports also include the surveyor's personal comments and recommendations. 

On vessels entering blue water competitions the World Sailing OSR compliance can be reviewed (formerly ISAF) with the owner, skipper or team lead.

As a marine surveyor, I am committed to a continuing education program.

Some recent activities & certifications:
2019
Attended the Vancouver International Boat Show
SAMS, Attended the Pacific Regional Meeting, Seattle WA
2018
SAMS, co-organised and attended the SAMS Canadian Regional meeting, Vancouver BC
SAMS, g
ained Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) status by successfully completing AMS® exam 
IIMS Canada, Attended the Annual General Meeting, Vancouver BC
2017
t.b.a.
2016
Attended the Vancouver International Boat Show
ABYC-Blue Sea, circuit protection & battery management seminar, RVYC Vancouver BC
NAMS, regional Seminar session, Bellingham WA
NAMS, regional meeting, Everett WA
Attended Pacific Marine Expo, Seattle WA
IIMS Canada, Small Craft seminar, Vancouver BC
2015
Blue Sea, gained Blue Sea Certified Installer status 
SAMS, attended & acted as secretary SAMS Canadian Regional meeting, Vancouver BC
SAMS, attended Pacific Sub-Regional meeting, Seattle WA
Attended the Seattle International Boat Show, Seattle WA
2014
AMSBC,  Attended AGM meeting, Vancouver BC (now IIMS Canada)
Attended the Vancouver International Boat Show
ABYC, gained Master Marine Technician status
ABYC, CC400, American Boat & Yacht Council® Marine corrosion certification course and exam, Vancouver BC
ABYC, EC400, American Boat & Yacht Council® Marine electrical certification course and exam, Vancouver BC
Attended Vancouver International Boat Show
SAMS, Pacific Sub Regional Meeting, Seattle WA
Attended Seattle Boat Show
2013
ABYC, gained Certified Marine Technician status
ABYC, EC200, American Boat & Yacht Council® Marine electrical  certification course and exam, Seatle WA
ABYC, EC200, American Boat & Yacht Council® corrosion protection certification course and exam, Seatle WA
ABYC, MI200, American Boat & Yacht Council® Electric shock & stray currents webinar
ABYC, American Boat & Yacht Council® Electric Shock The Invisible Killer part l webinar
ABYC, American Boat & Yacht Council® Electric Shock The Invisible Killer part ll webinar
ABYC, American Boat & Yacht Council® Marine Electrical Grounding & Bonding webinar
Attended Vancouver International Boat Show Marine surveyor duties seminar
2012
t.b.a.
2011
SAMS, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® vetted and accepted as Surveyor Associate (SA)
ABYC, SC400 American Boat & Yacht Council® ABYC Standards certification course and exam, Costa Mesa CA
Transport Canada, SVOP Captain license
Transport Canada, MEDa3 license
Transport Canada, PCOC license
Previous 
CYA, sailing level 5, certified
Transport Canada, Marine radio/telephone operator license
St-John Ambulance, first aid/CPR level C certified
Transport Canada, CDN registered
Service Canada, Small business management diploma (9 weeks)
Voile Québec, sailing certification level 5
Miscellaneous software certifications

Discovery Marine Surveys is a member of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and participate with other marine related associations.

There are many surveyor associations -- the most recognized in North America are the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS Global).


Mission statement.

Discovery Marine Surveys is committed to provide quality products and services that will meet or exceed the expectations of our clients. We offer peace of mind to new owners, freedom and safety to experienced boaters. Our reports provide valuable and comprehensive information on the vessel so it can be fully appreciated, safely operated  and properly maintained.

Principal surveyor, Captain A. P. Routhier,SAMS AMS 1281 with a C&C 41R.

Ici on parle Français! 

Last update: July, 2015. 

 
 
 
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