Marine Surveys by Acker Marine Survey Co., Dewey Acker SAMS® AMS®, Marathon, Florida, USA Acker Marine Survey Co.
More Than Twenty Five Years Of Integrity
Marathon Florida
Serving The Florida Keys
From Key West to Key Largo


Anthony Acker, SAMS® SA
ABYC Standards Certified Technician
,

Principal Marine Surveyor
Dewey Acker, SAMS® AMS® - RET,
Senior Marine Consultant
305-393-0714


Credentials & Experience

Anthony Acker, SAMS® SA, ABYC Standards Certified
Principal Marine Surveyor


MARITIME EXPERIENCE:

Anthony has acquired countless hours of seatime, of which many have been open ocean crossings, working on many vessels ranging from 18' to 80' in length. For the last 15 years he has spent one to three months per year with the vessel in a professional boatyard. He has spent 40 to 60 hours per week working alongside technicians performing work on the vessel including engine mechanics, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, fiberglass, painting, canvas work, bottom crew, prop and shaft specialists, lift operators and administrative personnel. Anthony has been fortunate enough to extensively travel the Caribbean including Florida, The Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI, many islands in the BVI's, Venezuela, Columbia, Panama, Aruba and Costa Rica on the Pacific Side, going through the Panama Canal twice on their vessels own bottom.

EDUCATION:

Graduate of Chapman School Yacht and Small Craft Survey Course
ABYC Standards Certified Technician Certificate
STCW 95 Certificate
USCG Captains Course Certificate
High School Diploma
Attended S.A.M.S. Regional Educational Seminar in Ft. Pierce FL. (April 2014)
Attended Florida Keys Surveyors Guild Educational meeting in Islamorada, FL. (May 2014)

AFFILIATIONS:

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Surveyor Associate
Member ABYC, ABYC Standards Certified
Member Florida Keys Surveyors Guild




Dewey Acker, SAMS® AMS® - RET
Senior Marine Consultant


EDUCATION:

CHAPMAN SCHOOL OF SEAMANSHIP, Stuart, Florida
  • Yacht & Small Craft Surveying: Received 180 hours in theory and field experience in Hull Design and Construction, Support Systems, Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems and Business, Professional and Legal Consideration. Graduated first in class 1988 with 97.5 GPA.
  • February 16-20 2009, Chapman's School of Seamanship, completed Damage and Claims Survey course

TEXAS A&I UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE, TEXAS 1967
and
PAN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, EDINBURG, TEXAS 1963
Major: Business Administration/Music Education

MERCEDES HIGH SCHOOL, MERCEDES, TEXAS
Graduated May, 1963





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

ACKER MARINE SURVEY CO. - 1990-Present
MARATHON, FLORIDA KEYS, USA
Self-employed as an independent marine surveyor performing condition and value surveys for recreational and commercial vessels, appraisals and consulting. Employed by individual boat owners and buyers, boat yards, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and financial institutions.

ACKER MARINE SERVICES - 1988-1989 PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA
Self-employed as an independent marine surveyor. Same as above.

SCOTT-CRAFT BOAT RENTALS - 1989 PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Responsible for maintenance of fleet of rental boats from 25' to 56'. Instructed and checked out renters on vessel operation. Operated company chase boat and fleet's larger craft.





MARITIME EXPERIENCE:


27' Coronado Sloop "FOLLY" - Captain 350 days - Texas and Florida Inland Waterways and Gulf of Mexico
25' McGregor Sloop "Poquito Mas" - Captain 85 days - Gulf of Mexico, Bays and Texas Inland Lakes
22' McGregor Sloop "Joint Venture" - Captain 120 days - Gulf of Mexico, Bays and Texas Inland Lakes
44' CSY Cutter (various charter) - Crew 20 days - B.V.I.
33' CSY Sloop "Psyche" - Crew/Navigator 10 days - Bahamas
35' Custom Wood Ketch "Starfin" - Crew 30 days - Gulf of Mexico and Matagorda Bay
42' Tayana Cutter "Doc's Girl" - Captain 50 days - Gulf of Mexico and Florida Inland Waterways
41' Island Trader Ketch "Black Swan" - Captain 70 days - Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean
35' Custom Flybridge Sportfisherman "Skeeter J" - Captain 70 days - Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean


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