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Meet Our Surveyors

Captain George “Cap” Leonard, NAMS-CMS

Captain Leonard is a 1960 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and was certified by the USCG as a hull inspector in 1962. Captain Leonard was a founding partner of Associated Marine Surveyors and is certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors as an expert in commercial craft, fishing vessels, yachts, small craft and hull and machinery.

Captain Kevin Harris, NAMS-CMS

Captain Harris has been a senior staff surveyor with Associated Marine Surveyors for over 20 years. Captain Harris is certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors as an expert surveyor for yachts and small craft, commercial craft, marina facilities, hull and machinery and salvage (hulls). Captain Harris has extensive offshore experience and is the proud owner of the Hinckley “Pilot” hull number 1 “Huntress”.

Captain Charles Cook NAMS-Associate/SAMS-Associate

Captain Cook joined Associated Marine Surveyors as a staff surveyor in 1999. He is a 1981 graduate of “The Boat School” in Eastport Maine. Captain Cook has long been a member of the Maine marine community with specialties in vessel construction, naval architecture, Navigation, marine electronics and rigging. Captain Cook purchased “Maine Compass Service” in 1988 and continues to be the recognized compass authority in northern New England.

Captain Christopher Lawton

Captain Lawton joined Associated Marine Surveyors in 2003. He was born and raised on the coast of Maine where the love of boats and the water was instilled in him at an early age. Chris started his marine career at a local shipyard in Maine, honing his technical skills as well as learning both traditional and modern methods of vessel repair and construction. Captain Lawton brings over 10 years of large yacht experience to Associated Marine Surveyors. He has been an integral part of two large yacht construction project management teams successfully launching yachts of 155' and 188' in length. Captain Lawton has cruised the oceans of the world and has made four transatlantic crossings. He holds USCG 200 ton Master and 1600 ton mate licenses along with Radar, Arpa, Gmdss and Any Oceans endorsements.


Captain Tony Theriault NAMS-Associate

Captain Theriault, a 1980 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, is a USCG Licensed Master 1600 Gross Tons, Any Ocean. He brings over 20 years of marine experience to the staff of Associated Marine Surveyors. Captain Theriault is certified to conduct ISM Safety Audits upon vessels operating under the flags of the Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands and St. Vincent.

Donald D. Wakeman

Don Wakeman joined the firm in the Spring of 2005. He has a strong background in all aspects of boat building and engineering. As assistant Cheif Inspector at Sparkman and Stephens, he traveled world wide to oversee the construction of S & S designed yachts. As an accomplished sailor, he served as crewmember on the America's Cup defender Constellation, and as project engineer on Intrepid. He also served as a Corinthian crewmember on the racing yacht Ondine. As a boat builder, he has had manufacturing responsibilities for all phases of construction at Boston Whaler, Wellcraft and Donzi Marine.

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