DAVID A. FOLEY, CMS, MMSAI / FV
A.C.M.S. - #0238, U. S. SURVEYORS #10102F
383 Lime Avenue
Grassy Key, Marathon, FL 33050-5729
(305) 743-3368 - CELL (305) 240-4487
Marine Services, formerly
known as March Hare Charters, has been in operation since 1989
with charter operations in Connecticut and the British Virgin
Islands. Other services offered include yacht delivery, instruction
and marine surveying.
Now located in Marathon, Florida, yacht delivery is conducted on the Atlantic seaboard, Gulf of
Mexico and the Caribbean. Instruction offered includes Vessel
Operator Training and Navigation in both introductory and advanced
levels. Marine surveys are performed for pre-purchase, valuation,
insurance, accident, fraud, commercial and fishing vessels (CFR46).
U.S.C.G. Master's License - 100 ton NCW, with sail and towing
U.S.S.A. Master Marine Surveyor with accident investigation
and fishing vessel certifications.
A.C.M.S. - Association of Certified Marine Surveyors
A.B.Y.C. - American Boat
and Yacht Council
N.F.P.A. - National Fire
M.K.M.A. - Middle Keys Marine Association
U.S.S.A. - United States
IS A MARINE SURVEYOR?
The owner, seller and buyer, each
have their particular view of the vessel in question. They speak
for themselves. A MARINE SURVEYOR
SPEAKS FOR THE BOAT!
A marine surveyor
inspects a vessel with no preconceived notions regarding the
vessel undergoing the survey. The marine surveyor will perform
an extensive inspection of the hull, interior and exterior,
the mechanical systems and the electrical systems. A marine
surveyor's view is governed by the rules and standards set forth
by associations such as The United States Coast Guard, The National
Fire Protection Association and The American Boat and Yacht
Council. These associations have established a set of standards
with a primary focus on safety. If the vessel undergoing the
survey is not in compliance with these standards, or a departure
from these standards has taken place, it is the responsibility
of the marine surveyor to report the condition and note the
probable impact upon the boat to the person employing the marine
- The Code of Federal Regulations governs the safe operations
of all vessels.
- A world leader in providing fire, electrical and life safety
to the public.
- Develops the consensus safety standards for the design, construction,
equipage, maintenance and repair of small craft.
surveyor's survey is prepared and submitted in good faith. It
is a description of the condition of the vessel as found, examined
and visible on the date of the survey. The surveyor assumes
no responsibility for any defects and shall be held harmless
for any subsequent conditions arising. The survey does not guarantee
either expressed, or implied, the condition of the surveyed
vessel. The survey is prepared solely for the individual commissioning