Capt. Joe Berta is our Principal Surveyor    


A lifetime in the marine industry and nearly three decades of surveying recreational and commercial vessels in all sizes and construction mediums.

Former US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master - Panama Canal transit and extensive cruising experience on the waters of the Caribbean, Mexico and the Canadian Great Lakes.


  • ACMS #186 – served on Membership Committee, Association of Certified Marine Surveyors, 2002
  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, 1998
  • American Boat and Yacht Council, 1998
  • National Fire Protection Association, 1998
  • Boat US Technical Exchange for Marine Professionals, 1995


- Wrote column on recreational boating for Carolina Cruising and Coastal Cruising Magazines / 1988 to 1993.

- Frequent contributor to trade publications such as Boat US Exchange and Professional Boat Builder Magazine (the “Parting Shot” column, ProBoat 20th year anniversary issue, August / September 2009).


                                                                                         A complete, proper CV is available upon request.


                        Two times TransPac winner of her class                        Long range motoryacht preparing for Atlantic crossing