|Gary Frankovich SAMS® AMS®|
Accredited Marine Surveyor®
SAMS® Membership Vice President
Certified Level I Thermographer
USCG 100 Ton Master, Power/Sail/Commercial Towing Assistance
904-377-0475 - Email: email@example.com
|Based in Jacksonville, Florida and serving Brunswick, Georgia, St. Marys, Georgia, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Amelia Island Florida, St. Augustine, Florida Palm Coast Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida and all areas within 85 miles of Jacksonville with no mileage fee, as well as the Continental US, Bahamas, Caribbean, and World Wide by special arrangement.|
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All vessels pictured have been PERSONALLY surveyed by Gary Frankovich ®AMS.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Gary Frankovich, a Professional Marine Surveyor, I perform marine surveys and nothing else, I don't do this to augment a pension, I don't do this on the side, I don't own any other businesses, and I don't sell any products. I'm 64 years old, not a kid just off the blocks, and my first memory of working on boats is as a child every spring helping my father re-caulk and re-paint our wood fishing boat (which he built) that spent each winter in the front yard of our lakefront house where I grew up.
EXPERIENCE COUNTS! I've been professionally involved in the Marine Industry for over 35 years. I've been a delivery skipper, charter yacht owner/captain, project manager, yacht broker, and owned my own company (working hands on) that built USCG certified passenger catamarans. I attended Purdue University, Sea School, and graduated with honors from Chapman's Marine Surveying School. I've attended several ABYC courses including ABYC Standards, Basic Marine Engines, Basic Marine Electrical, and attended several Appraising Marine Asset seminars presented by the Lead Instructor for the ASA (American Society of Appraisers) in regards to marine asset appraisals. I've also completed and passed the examination for an on-line Cargo course with SUNY Maritime College. But besides all that, I learned boats first hand, through experience and EXPERIENCE COUNTS! I've been a full time marine surveyor since 2000 and I've performed more than 2400 marine surveys on boats ranging from an 18' carbon-fiber rowing skull to a 115' paddled wheel dinner boat with everything in between. I've monitored new builds, worked for both owners and insurance companies concerning damage claims, and testified in court as an expert witness. Power, Sail, or Multi-hull, please allow me to use my EXPERIENCE for your benefit.
When you hire me, I personally perform the marine survey and I personally write the marine survey report. I work only for YOU, report only to YOU, and have only YOUR best interests in mind.
My surveys are GUARANTEED to be accepted by all financial institutions and insurance companies. Most people hire a marine surveyor to perform a marine survey because the bank or insurance company tells them they have to. My belief is that the choice of marine surveyor and the marine survey itself can be the most important part of your boat purchase! Not only can it save you money by finding defects or irregularities before you've paid your hard earned money, but, you're going to take your family and friends out on this vessel and you need to be very sure that the boat will bring everyone back to the dock. As for that pesky insurance company that insists you get a marine survey every so many years, I've never done an insurance survey and not found at least one safety issue, some minor, but some serious. No one ever looks at their vessel the way a professional marine surveyor does.