My Name is David Sandford AMS® and I am a practicing marine surveyor specializing in both power and sail pleasure craft. I have amassed over 25 years’ experience as a service technician in both the Marine and Automotive Industries and currently carry Canadian, Interprovincial Certification in motor vehicle and diesel repair. I am also certified in Computer Aided Design, have trained in Maritime Damage Investigation and have considerable experience in fiberglass manufacturing, both in repair and new construction as well.
I currently carry Accredited Marine Surveyor status with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®). I am also member of, and am standards trained by The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). My Company, DS Marine Surveys /operates on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Canada. My column titled “The Seaworthy Surveyor” is featured regularly in Ontario Sailor Magazine and deals with technical issues pertaining to the maintenance and repair of all types of sailing pleasure craft. I also deliver seminar presentations and training on various technical subjects to groups in the marine industry.