OUR CREDENTIALS

BERNIE FEENEY​

  • Members SAMS, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, AMS #1095

  • Over 55 years of marine-related experiences.

  • Chapman School of Seamanship (Marine Surveyor Program)

  • Chapman School of Seamanship (Damage Claims Survey)

  • Knox Marine Yacht Claims Conferences and Seminars, 2008, 2009, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (numerous marine-related courses)

  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Boston (engineering)

  • East Coast Areo Tech, Bedford, Ma. (aircraft air frame & power plant construction and repair) FAA Certified A & P Certificate

  • Dale Carnegie Seminars Attended (How to Win Friends and Influence People)

  • Fred Pryor (Management Course Seminars)

  • U.S. Army (Hydraulic and Propeller/Rotor inspection and repair)

  • Military, U.S. Army (Vietnam) (aircraft maintenance and flight  technical observer).
    Decorated and attained the rank of E5

  • President of Massachusetts Lobstermans' Association (2000 to 2015)

  • Owner/operator of commercial fishing and lobster vessels, 1978 - 2015.

  • Past owner of engine and transmission repair facility 1971 - 1982

  • Owner wholesale seafood facility and retail store, 1988 - 2015.

  • Member Massachusetts Governors Seafood Marketing Commission 2012.

  • Member ABYC.

  • IBEX, 2018 Seminars, Electrical Components & Systems, Non Destructive Testing and Faults & Building a Marine Survey Business.

  • ABYC Seminars on Marine Corrosion causes and remedies

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Once you retain us, we work only for you and no one else!

We will gladly discuss your marine needs and situations.

 

Give us a call and we will advise you of your options and possibilities.

COLLEEN FEENEY

  • Members SAMS, SA, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

  • Chapman School of Seamanship (Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Program)

  • Various engineering and  business courses at University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Massachusetts Boston and Quincy College

  • Stonehill College, various courses in personal relationships

  • Associate in Business at Massasoit Community College

  • Marine related courses through Boat US and NFPA

  • Courses in marine corrosion, ABYC

  • Member ABYC and Boat US

Industry Standards

 

The surveys conducted by Gulf of Maine Boat Surveyors and Marine Consultants comply with, or exceed, all applicable industry standards, practices, and codes. The following list outlines just a few of these:

  • The Code of Federal Regulations

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) rules and regulations

  • American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC®) standards and recommended practices

  • Value determinations by BUC® Value, soldboats.com and the use of the Martin Scale of Vessel Depreciation

  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) code of ethics and rules of practice)

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA©)

SAMS Preamble

Members of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) must be persons of integrity, who conduct business in a professional, ethical manner. Members shall not violate or attempt to violate the Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice, or knowingly assist or induce others to do so. Members shall be dedicated to the preservation of life and property in the marine environment.

1. Strive to enhance the profession of marine surveyors
2. Maintain and enhance their professional knowledge and expertise
3. Conduct their business in a professional manner
4. Maintain independence, integrity, and objectivity
5. Avoid prejudice and conflict of interest