Surveying and consultation work done for both yachts and commercial vessels ranging from 28' to 6,000 tons. The majority of the vessels seen are yachts. Also I assess salvages for various insurance companies, as well as insurance survey work, valuation surveys for banks and lending institutions.
This survey work has included mega motor yachts of the world for condition, value and insurability, sailing yachts and commercial vessels. Extensive travel throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, North & South America and Australasia.
Writing specifications for new builds and refits, overseeing new builds & refits for yachts of all sizes all around the World i.e. Codecasa, CRN, Camper & Nicholson, Feadship, Benetti, Hakvoort, Trinity, Delta, Christiansen, Amels, HDW, Bloom Voss, Royal Huisman, Schweers, Lurssen, Perini, Nobiskrug, Abeking & Rasmussen, Alloy Yachts, CMN, Devonport and custom motor yachts and commercial vessels also smaller lesser known yards covering all types of construction wood, steel and composite.
I am a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Boat and Yacht Counsel, Philanthropic Association of Sea Keepers, Mystic Museum, Team Paradise and Paralympic Sports Club which teaches handicap sailors.
Principal Marine Surveyor
I have been with Patton Marine for 25 years. Surveying all types of yachts, including large motor and sailing yachts up to 300+ feet. Travels extensively to boatyards in the US, Europe, South Africa, South America, Caribbean, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Prior to this I was captain and engineer on many large sailing yachts doing deliveries and ocean racing. I was involved with two Canadian Americas Cup syndicates.
Joined Patton Marine in 1982 surveying yachts of all sizes. With 25 years of experience in the marine industry I am currently Managing Director in charge of the day to day operations of Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants Inc., where I supervise our clerical team and coordinate all office functions along with scheduling surveys and providing information to our clients.
Board of Trade certified shipwright, 10,000 hours formal training in ship and yacht building and repair. Surveyor for Patton Marine, Inc. since April 1994.
Thirty-nine years of continuous experience in the marine industry. Familiar with large power and sailing vessels. As a certified boat builder, I have overseen refits and new construction including writing of specifications. I have done surveys on all size yachts and vessels up to 300+ feet, including engineering and electrical installations, with a proven track record for cost effective building, repair, and management of large power and sailing vessels.
All oceans experience as captain on power and sailing vessels, including North and South Atlantic, North and South Pacific, and the Mediterranean Sea. Extensive offshore yacht racing experience and considerable time in chartering and commercial fishing vessel operation.
With over 30 years of experience in the marine industry, Guy Clifford surveys all types and size of yachts, including large motor and sailing yachts. Prior to coming to Patton Marine, he was service manager of a yacht building company and worked for several years in delivery of yachts both sail and power. He travels extensively to boatyards in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, South America, Caribbean, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Marine Surveyor NAMS – CMS Hull & Machinery Chief Engineer, USCG Motor & Gas Turbine Vessels of any HP.
Chief Engineer, USCG Motor & Gas Turbine Vessels of any HP. Hull and machinery surveyor for new construction, pre-purchase, insurance, condition and valuation, damage and regulatory surveys worldwide. Mega and giga-yacht, commercial vessel, barge and offshore platform values from $4 to $315 million. Ex- ABS Americas & ABS Europe Surveyor for classification and flag state surveys of ships 100 to 500,000 GRT. Consulting surveyor for international new build and repair projects, including shipyard pre-qualification inspections, specification preparations, contract negotiations and oversight of the resulting work on behalf of Owners. Specialties include mechanical, electrical, hull construction and regulatory matters under various flags and class societies. Attended projects at over 50 shipyards in the Americas, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Owner’s Representative for various ship repair and new build projects in USA, South America and Europe. Completed complex insurance claim related surveys on behalf of vessel, shipyard, onshore and offshore facility Owners and Underwriters subsequent to Hurricanes Katrina and Ike. Assisted ship managers in settlement of contractual disputes. Represented vessel Owners during completion of multi-million dollar damage repairs necessitated by groundings, fires and shipyard accidents, including preparation of the repair specifications and claims management.
Conduct surveys on megayachts worldwide. Carry out specification contract reviews. Provide project management and consultant services to the megayacht industry. Graduated from Maine Maritime as an engineer and did sea time as such. Worked with American Bureau of Shipping for many years before joining Patton Marine.
Marine Electrical Surveyor
An electrical/mechanical engineer for over 26 years. Started in the Royal Navy as a marine electrical engineer who’s duties included watch keeping, maintaining and fault finding on electrical power generation, distribution and electrical propulsion systems. Steve Marshall has also worked as a building services engineer where he had extensive training in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. He has been an engineer on several yachts and has been working for the company part time since March 2003 and full time since 2005.
Strong project management skills, which include individual and group management, as well as ability to meet project deadlines within budget and time constraints. Logical approach to problem solving and an excellent eye for the aesthetically pleasing. He has been with Patton Marine as a surveyor for the past 10 years surveying all sizes of yachts and vessels.
Marine Electrical Surveyor
An electrical engineer trained in both the British Royal Navy and the British Merchant Navy. Chris has also enjoyed many years as a licensed Marine electrical contractor /Surveyor serving the South Florida marine industry before joining Patton Marine. Chris has been with Patton Marine for over 10 years as part of the Patton Marine electrical division offering onboard electrical surveys including, electrical systems assessments, pre-purchase and condition surveys, power generation and distribution analysis, switchboard thermal imaging, Harmonic distortion analysis and electrical specification review.
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As a yacht mate/captain/engineer and shipyard superintendent for the past 28 years, I have extensive marine industry experience and knowledge. Prior to working as superintendent, I commanded Feadships, Benettis, Swiftships, Hatteras, and other vessels ranging from 90' - 151' in length for 14 years. I have a comprehensive understanding of boat systems with another 14 years experience in supervising major refit and repair jobs for the top mega yachts in the industry, including a project on the 254' M/Y SAMAR. I am committed to professionalism in customer relations and to getting the job done right, which has earned me a following amongst boat captains and yacht owners. Over the past 28 years in this industry, both as a captain and while at Merrill-Stevens and Jones Boat Yard, I have developed many important relationships around the world in the marine industry, which will benefit Patton Marine customers.