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Clay Lindsey

Principal Marine Surveyor AMMS

Clay has a lifetime of experience as an electrician involving both land based and marine electrical systems. He’s an American Boat & Yacht Council “ABYC” Certified Technician inclusive of Marine Electrical & Marine Systems. https://abycinc.org/member/claylindsey 

Clay is also a California licensed Electrical Contractor. His formal education applied to his vast technical skills provide for the insight that is required of today’s Marine Surveyor. Clay has the experience required for managing and coordinating various repairs and system upgrades involving yachts & small craft. ABBRA.org

Clay’s interest is all things marine but, his passion lies in the classic wood sportfishing yachts. Clay has been fishing and cruising the waters of Southern California for over 35-years. Catalina Island is by far his favorite for its diversity especially the waters of the West End. Clay and his wife Suzanne are also avid supporters of the Catalina Island Museum. www.catalinamuseum.org
Accredited Master Marine Surveyor, Navtech US Surveyors Assoc. www.navsurvey.com
Intermodal Cargo & Container Surveyor endorsement. www.navsurvey.com
ABYC Marine Certified Technician; Inclusive of Marine Electrical, Marine System. https://abycinc.org/member/claylindsey

Memberships: www.abycinc.org, ABBRA.org, NFPA, NSBC

Frank Lawson

Senior Marine Surveyor & Consultant AMMS

Frank Lawson is considered “The Structural Expert” by many shipyards and colleagues in the marine industry along the entire West Coast. His knowledge base covers from when the yacht is first laid up in the mold to final yacht assembly. Frank’s expertise is often called upon by many wood yacht restorers too. Frank has accumulated more that 25,000 hours of documented sea time between his service in the US Navy and the 47-years of cruising the waters of Southern California.

Accredited Master Marine Surveyor, Corrosion endorsement, Navtech US Surveyors Association. www.navsurvey.com
Intermodal Cargo & Container Surveyor endorsement www.navsurvey.com
Published Author “Training Manual for Marine Surveyors”
Coast Guard Courtesy Examiner District-11 ( 8 yrs )
Farmers Insurance Group / Zurich Marine underwriter ( 23 years retired )
US Navy Small Craft Maintenance, Coxswain, Boatswains Mate Petty Officer, Bayliner – Meridian Yachts Sales and US Marine factory training involving Mann-Diesels, Mercruiser Power Systems, Laminating schedules and final yacht-assembly.

Memberships: USSA, ABYC, NFPA, NSBC, BUC Book Value Pro, Boat US, Navy Yacht Club, Corsair Yacht Club, American Legion-Vietnam Veteran

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Accredited Master Marine Surveyor “AMMS”

We received our Accreditation of Master Marine Surveyor from Navtech-USSA. Navtech is the oldest Marine Surveyor training organization in North America. Navtech’s training is based on US Coast Guard Inspection Standards. The U.S.Coast Guard adopted Navtech USSA Surveyor practices for its own inspection standards. www.navsurvey.com

US Surveyors Association is the Professional Standards Organization of Navtech. Navtech and USSA are both recommended by American Institute of Marine Underwriter www.aimu.org/pleasurecraftsurveyors



ABYC Marine Certified Technicians


ABYC Marine Certified Technicians

Inclusive of Marine Electrical, Marine Standards & Marine Systems

The ABYC Marine Electrical Certification has become the most recognized and credible demonstration of skill mastery involving the marine electrical service and installation field worldwide. This certification covers the vast topic of marine electrical both AC and DC Voltages and multiply sources of power derived from Transformers, Shore power, Inverters and Generators. abycinc.org/member/clayLindsey

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The (ABYC) marine certifications are developed jointly between ABYC & (NOCTI) National Occupation Competency Testing Institute. These certifications and process are widely respected throughout all Industry sectors. (NOCTI) is highly regarded globally, a NOCTI certification is even regarded within the US legal system as a validating credential in matters involving litigation.

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Serving all Southern California’s Harbors and Marinas and Beyond

Local area includes Marina Del Ray, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, LA Harbor, Wilmington, Long Beach, Alamitos Bay, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, San Diego, Avalon, Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead

Outside of the area includes Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain Lakes, San Francisco Bay, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda counties and all other domestic locations.

International area includes Mexican Riviera, South America, Central America, The Bahamas, The Caribbean.

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