52 YEARS IN
ACCREDITED & CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYOR
American Institute Marine Underwriters & National Marine
CORPORATE YACHTS ~ POWER & SAIL ~ HIGH-PERFORMANCE RACING BOATS
CHARTER & COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VESSELS ~ HIGH SPEED FERRIES
COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAINS ~ BONDED & INSURED
Technology Marine Engine Diagnostic Technician
Computer-Generated Cylinder Power Balance Testing with Charts
Management System Marine Diesel Engine Platforms
License All Make/Model Marine Diesel Engines Diagnostic
Engine Diagnostic Systems Registered All Platforms Engine
another NAMS or SAMS marine surveyor in the United States that
has the computers and software above to diagnose every
make/model marine diesel engines; all make/model outboards &
1986 to Present -- Master Marine Surveyor - inspecting
and surveying wood, fiberglass, steel, aluminum and ferrocement
pleasure yachts, commercial passenger vessels and commercial fishing
vessels. I conduct steel and aluminum hull ultra-sounding, corrosion
and osmosis analysis, engine fluid spectrometric analysis, compression
testing, marine consultation and a full set of computer diagnostics.
I have the extensive background in pre-purchase and financial surveys,
insurance appraisals, adjusting, bank/estate and tax donation appraisals.
1978 to 1986 -- Marine Sales - electronic equipment
sales and installation. I practiced yacht repair, yacht maintenance,
commissioning and delivery of boats and yachts to New England coastal
marinas by water and over land via fifth wheel hydraulic trailer
and related equipment. I demonstrated the proper use and sales of
hydraulic trailers used for transporting yachts over the road and
within the marinas for Sea & Land Design Company.
1970 -- Graduated Lynn Classical High School College
1971 -- Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay,
Massachusetts Credited in Military Law, Celestial Navigation,
Rules of the Road Navigation, Cargo Handling and Western
1973 -- Northeastern University Law Enforcement program at
Lynn English extension. Studied Administrative Justice,
Evidence, Evidence & Courtroom Procedure Interview and
1993 -- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Harbormaster Marine Law
1995 -- United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #503
First District Boston. Endorsements: BS&6 Lesson; Basic Sailing;
Piloting; Weather; Marine Engines; Radiotelephone; Marlinspike
Seamanship; Inland Waterways, Locks & Dams.
1996 -- New England Institute of Technology Marine Diesel
Maintenance / Troubleshooting
2013 -- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Firearms Safety.
2013/2015 -- United States Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN)
Yorktown, VA. Marine Inspection & Investigations School.
Title-46 Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner. United States Coast
Guard UTV (Towing Vessel) Training.
Ongoing -- Annual Certification & Accrediting Seminars,
Standards and Re-Certification Updating. Accumulative Marine
Surveying Education & Continued Education Credits.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Licensed Marine Investigator
Licensed Marine Investigator Massachusetts State Police
NAVTECH U.S.Captains/U.S.Surveyors Association Life Member
United States First Responders Association Marine Sector Boston
Maritime professional Responders & Officers Association
American Institute Marine Underwriters Full-Contributing
International Association of Marine Shipping Professionals
International Institute of Marine Surveying
International Superyacht Society
Canadian Association of Certified Marine Surveyors
National Marine Lenders Association
CDI/M.E.D.S. Marine Engine Diagnostic Systems Registered
RINDA Technologies Marine Engine Diagnostic Technician
JALTEST Diesel Engine Diagnostic Technician
Cape Cod Marine Trades Association
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology Master Standards Compliance Specialist
American Boat and Yacht Council
International Union Marine Insurance
TASA Registered Marine Expert Witness/Litigation Attorneys &
United States Coast Guard Title 46 Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner
United States Government Transportation Worker Identification
NMFS Commercial Vessel Operator Permit
Department of Transportation Medical Examiner’s Certificate
CDL Commercial drivers license with air-brake & tank endorsement
Maritime Consortium Random Alcohol & Drug Testing
HERALDED BY MARINE PROFESSIONALS AND CLIENTS
"Rob Scanlan has been the only Accredited & Certifed Marine Surveyor we have recommend to our professional captains and students."
-- Captain Rick Kilborn, BOATWISE Marine Training
"He is in all probability, the best in the country."
-- U.S. Yachtmasters
"...a dedicated and professional Certified and Accredited
Master Marine Surveyor. Thorough and comprehensive engine analysis
on all our commercial vessels."
-- Offshore Performance Marine Center
"...we interviewed 14 Marine Surveyors to survey our trade-ins;
Rob is leagues ahead of the others."
-- Powerbrokers International
"Top Gun in Marine Surveying"
-- Jim Walker, CBS News
"The best often stay so busy with referrals from insurance
companies, lenders and satisfied customers that they don't advertise
at all. One surveyor's name that may keep cropping up...an Internet
source is www.mastermarinesurveyor.com which has some good information."
-- Motor Boating & Sailing
"It is the participation of Marine Professionals like
you that enables the EXCHANGE to be a reliable and valuable
source of information."
-- Ernest F. Braatz, Technical Director BOAT/US
"His standards, ethics and principles are unparalleled
in the profession."
-- Institute of Marine Science
"It is refreshing to work with someone who has a straightforward
approach; on target with the insurance underwriter's concerns."
-- William R. Skinner, Boston Towing and Transportation Company
"A distinction for which you can be very proud."
-- Walter J. Boverini. Senate Majority Leader
"As always, you provide a thorough survey report of the
-- Boston Yacht Sales
"Your analysis was instrumental in what could have been
a serious problem. The ultrasonic testing and follow-up report
was most explicit."
-- SPIRIT OF BOSTON
"In depth corrosion analysis and prompt attention."
-- Dana Goodell, President, Boston Harbor Commuter Service:
"High Integrity and High Professional Standards."
-- George Auchy, President, Propeller Club, Port of Boston
"Extra effort beyond the survey. Professional manner above
-- City of Gloucester, Harbormaster's Dept.
"Professionally a renowned Marine Surveyor; recognized
expert in Surveying and Inspecting marine vessels."
-- Senator Edward J. Clancy
"Probably the most knowledgeable surveyor in the United
States. Professional and thorough."
-- Andy Soto, Editor CBS News & 60 minutes
MARINE SURVEYING PRACTICE
Surveying and consulting on
pleasure yachts and commercial vessels power and sailing.
Surveying and consulting on yachts, ships, tugs, barges, schooners
and amphibious water craft.
Pre & Post Purchase Surveys and Consulting.
Marine engine computer diagnostics, compression testing & mechanical
New Build. Main Engines, Generators & Propulsion System Surveys.
Marine Litigation & Expert Witness Support.
MARINE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE
I carry 2m Marine Liability
Insurance Coverage with Care, Custody & Control Underwritten by
North American Specialty Insurance Company
Longshoreman’s Worker Compensation Coverage Underwritten by
Association Industries of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance.