The Association of Certified Marine Surveyors, Inc.
Introductory note to Lenders and Insurers
Thank you for taking the time to review our organization.
We have, over the years, made a strong effort to contact all Lenders and Insurers who share our interest in the
various services we provide to our members. The first page of our web site explains the reason for our existence and how
we were formed. It is important to note that we share the ideas of other similar organizations with regard to our
membership's qualifications and practices. Click here to view our sample survey pages regarding what clients, insurers and
lenders expect from a C&V marine survey. Feel free to advise us of any remarks or additions to this list you would like to see
on the professional survey report.
Please note our Code of Ethics
The surveying of marine vessels is of vital importance to the safety and financial interest of the boating public. It's
importance can't be diminished for any reason. Marine surveyors are expected to maintain their professional persona by
conducting themselves in a proper professional manner at all times. Marine Surveyors must exhibit the highest standards
of honesty and integrity at all times.
The Marine Surveyor trade requires honesty, impartiality, and the understanding that their work may cause unhappiness to
I. Fundamental Canons
Marine Surveyors while engaged in their occupation shall: Avoid any act that may be, or seem to be, a conflict of
interest. Realize that the proper performance of their assignment will benefit their client, only. Accept assignments they
are qualified for, and competent to complete.
Avoid any type of deception. Conduct themselves, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the Marine
II. Rule of Practice
Members, while engaged in the Marine Surveyor trade, shall behave according to the Fundamental Cannons. We
have , in place, a procedure to discharge a member who violates the Fundamental Canons or whose behavior, as it relates
to the Marine Surveyor Trade is inappropriate or illegal.