We perform: Pre-purchase, Insurance, and Damage Surveys. Thermal Imaging, Metal Plate Thickness Readings, Consulting, Owner’s Representation and Management, and Offshore Outfitting

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Dylan Bailey Marine Surveyor SAMS S.A.
ABYC Standards Accredited,
Metal Boat Society Board Member

Saint Augustine, Fl & Norfolk, VA

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Dylan Bailey has 29 years in the boating industry. He started at an early age working with his father, metal boat builder Howdy Bailey, where he learned every aspect of metal boat building and repair. Dylan had a yacht management business for 20 years managing yachts of metal, wood, and fiberglass construction before becoming a marine surveyor 4 years ago. Dylan is a member of ABYC, SAMS, and Dylan was elected to the advisory board of the Metal Boat Society. Dylan lives aboard part of the year on a 47' steel staysail schooner with his wife, which they spent three years refitting.

Boat Building Experience

Some of the vessels I have been involved in the building of: 47’ steel schooner, 80’ steel schooner, 65’ GRP cutter, 28’ GRP picnic boat, 55’ cold-molded ketch, 47’ aluminum cutter, 50’ aluminum cutter, 50’ aluminum trawler, 70’ steel passenger vessel