marine surveys, boat and cargo by Ahab Marine Services, Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS®, Towson, Maryland, USA Ahab Marine Services
Marine Surveyors & Consultants
Boat and Cargo Surveys

Towson, Maryland, USA
Serving Maryland, Washington DC, the Mid Atlantic States and the Chesapeake Bay Area - Worldwide Service Available

Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor
410 812-7761


About Us
Marine Surveys by Ahab Marine Surveyors Captain Ed Hatch has been in the boat business for decades. He was the MORC (Midget Ocean Racing Club) National Measurer inspecting hundreds of boats for compliance with structural and safety specifications. He was on the MORC National Rule committee helping develop standards for safe and fair cruising and racing. He was on the National Electronics Manufacturers Association/ANSI Standards Committee for batteries.

His navigation experience is primarily the East Coast of the United States and its tributaries, but includes offshore time off both coasts and The Great Lakes. His experience with boat types includes wood, fiberglass, reinforced plastic, ferro/concrete, steel and aluminum, both power and sail.

Ed has thousands of miles racing, delivering and cruising. He is also a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - AMS #855 (SAMS), and the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA), The International Association of Marine Investigators(IAMI), The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), The Magothy River Sailing Association (MRSA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS). Ed is ABYC standards certified, systems certified, and is a Master ABYC Technician. He is Infrared Thermal Imaging Certified, (level 1 thermographer by ITC). He is trained in accident/damage inspection, boat electrical analysis, diesel/gas engines, insurance investigation, etc.

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