Kaufman Design and Mike Kaufman, our principal
marine surveyor, have been doing marine surveys for more than
30 years. We survey power, sail and small commercial vessels
and perform pre-purchase, insurance and damage-loss surveys.
Kaufman Design brings a special edge to the competitive field
of marine surveying with our design and engineering background.
In the course of our surveys, not only do we evaluate the vessel
against USCG, ABYC and NFPA standards, but our own standards learned
through the course of doing design and engineering for the past
Mike Kaufman is NAMS-CMS, a National Association of Marine Surveyors
Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS), and has served as Regional Director
and Chairman of the Membership Screening Committee for that organization.
He has also been a mentor for other surveyors who are working
towards their CMS certification, no easy process as it requires
that the applicant apprentice with a NAMS-CMS and work as an Associate
for a total of three years, perform 200 surveys, be accepted by
a screening committee and then pass a written test.
Kaufman Design is on Boat U.S.'s preferred list of surveyors and
our surveys are accepted by all insurance underwriters and lending