Steve Heinrich, SAMS® AMS® | Principal Marine Surveyor

Flagship Marine Survey

St. Petersburg, Florida & Hudson, Wisconsin

Damage Claim Survey (Insurance Carrier or Owner):

Investigation of the origin and cause, nature, and extent of damage to a vessel.

Pre-purchase Marine Survey (Buyer):

Inspection of the vessel to assess the condition and Fair Market Value.

Insurance and Valuation Surveys (Owner):

Inspection of the vessel at the request of the Insurance Underwriter or Lender to assess the vessel’s risk and Fair Market Value.

Marine Engine Diagnostics Scan (Buyer or Owner):

Analysis and reporting of information from the engine’s built-in computer system.

Outboard Engine Compression Testing (Buyer or Owner):

Assessment of the compression of each individual cylinder of an outboard engine.

Oil Sample Analysis (Buyer or Owner):

Oil analysis can be a valuable tool to assess the condition of machinery, alert the owner to impending problems, and assist in developing the best solutions.

Protecting your investment

Flagship Marine Survey provides marine survey services based out of St. Petersburg, Florida, covering Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton, and Hudson, Wisconsin covering Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Bayfield, western Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

We provide damage claim, survey, and appraisal services for the following types of vessels.

  • Power boats
  • Yachts up to 65 feet
  • Sailboats up to 65 feet
  • Pontoon boats
  • Wake boats
  • Ski boats
  • Bass boats

      My credentials and experience

      I am an Accredited Marine Surveyor, AMS #1415, with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Certified Marine Corrosion Advisor, ABYC Certified Marine Electrical Advisor and ABYC Certified Standards Technician, and a licensed insurance adjuster in Florida and Minnesota

      I graduated as Valedictorian of my class at Chapman School of Seamanship Yacht and Small Craft Surveying and have advanced training in Marine Diesel Engines and Marine Claims Investigation.

      My undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Graduate Degree in Biophysical Sciences equip me with the skills required to understand sophisticated vessel systems and new marine technology.

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      Steve Heinrich, Principal Surveyor

      SAMS® AMS® #1415, Licensed Insurance Adjuster and ABYC Certified Marine Corrosion Advisor, ABYC Certified Marine Electrical Advisor, and ABYC Certified Standards Technician