Most of my work is done outside of Fort Wayne with a lot of it focused in Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. The Condition and Value Survey on the Sweet Breeze, a canal boat replica that provides river tours here in Fort Wayne, was a unique opportunity to test my skills in my own backyard. The Sweet Breeze is an immaculate vessel that is in tip top shape. She has a single diesel engine and a bow thruster which keeps her fairly maneuverable despite her size. This report took a LOT of research on my end to be able to assess her value. I really enjoyed working with the Friends of the River on this project.


I had the wonderful experience of completing a Pre-purchase survey on this 2002 Cruisers Yachts 5000 Express. It is always a pleasure doing these bigger surveys because it really challenges you as a surveyor. You have to complete a lot of research before the survey, you have to be incredibly organized during the survey, and the reports are always a challenge to get done in a timely manner, especially during the busy season. But if there is one thing I pride myself on, it is my ability to get the reports of survey into the hands of my clients as soon as possible!


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Carver 506 Pre Purchase Survey

I assisted another surveyor on this Carver 506. Initial structural survey was completed, and I was able to come in and complete the interior survey and sea trial.