Discovery Marine Surveys


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The survey reports provided by Discovery Marine Surveys® presents the vessel's compliance with ABYC standards (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.

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

Recent activities & certifications:
Visiting the Vancouver Boat Show 2016.
ABYC & Blue Sea training seminar, circuit protection and battery management, RVYC Vancouver BC.
NAMS regional Seminar session, Bellingham WA
Pacific Marine Expo Seattle WA
IIMS Canada Small craft seminar, Vancouver BC
Previous activities:
Blue Sea certified installer 2015.
SAMS attending & acted as secretary Pacific Regional meeting, Vancouver BC. 2015
SAMS attending Pacific Sub-Regional meeting, Seattle WA. 2015
Visiting the Seattle Boat Show, Seattle WA 2015
AMSBC  Attending AGM meeting, 2014. (now IIMS Canada
Visiting the Vancouver Boat Show 2014.
ABYC Master Marine Technician status.
ABYC Certified Marine Technician status.
ABYC CC400, Marine corrosion, certified.
ABYC EC400, Marine electrical systems, certified.
Vancouver International Boat Show.
SAMS Pacific Sub Regional Meeting, Seattle.
Seattle Boat Show.
ABYC SC400, ABYC Standards, certified.
ABYC EC200, Marine electrical systems, course.
ABYC EC200, Marine corrosion protection, course.
ABYC MI200,  Electric shock & stray currents, webinar.
ABYC, Electric Shock The Invisible Killer part l, webinar.
ABYC, Electric Shock The Invisible Killer part ll, webinar.
ABYC, Marine Electrical Grounding and Bonding, webinar.
Vancouver Boat Show 2013, Marine surveyor duties, seminar.
Transport Canada, SVOP Captain, license.
Transport Canada, MEDa3, license.
Transport Canada PCOC, license.
CYA, sailing level 5, certified.
Industry 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 (NAMSGlobal).

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 shipping containers. 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 job on its own.

I got involved in sailing and powerboating in the mid 1970s and have never stopped accumulating experience and certifications. In the mid-1990s, 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 traveled 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, fiberglass work, some diesel maintenance, electronics, etc.

By the time I arrived on Canada's West Coast, my career desires 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.

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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.

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Last update: July, 2015. 

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