Gillion Marine Survey, LLC

Useful Links

Useful Links For Boaters and Marine Surveyors What Time Is It Around The World Right Now?

Boat Information

Digital Boat Brochures – Have an old brochure Emailed
Don Robertson’s Marine Marketplace – Links to Every Boat & Engine Builder on the Planet. Well…. almost. – Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts
Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data
Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data
Jibs – Database of Sailboat Specifications
United States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
PowerBoat Guide
SailboatData.Com – Specification on over 7000 sailboats

Boat Values

ABOS – Marine blue Book
BUCValu – Used Boat Price Guides
Computer Boat Values – Canadian Boat Values
Computer Boat Value Book On-Line – Canadian Boat Values
NADA Guides – On-Line


Convert by Josh Madison – A comprehensive measurement conversion program
Currency Converter
Marine Converters and Calculators – Convert Just About Anything to Anything
Welcome to – The ultimate resource for unit conversion

Classification / Certification Organizations

ABS – American Bureau of Shipping – USA
ClassNK – Japan
DNV – Det Norske Veritas – Norway
IMCI – International Marine Certification Institute
IS – International Register of Shipping – UK
MCA – Maritime & Coast Guard Agency – UK
National Cargo Bureau, Inc. – New York, NY, USA

Continuing Education

Educational Courses, Seminars & Meetings For Marine Surveyors
Abaris Training Resources – Inspection & Repair of Advanced Composite Structures
American Society of Appraisers
Chapman School of Seamanship
Havorn Marine Survey & Shipwright School – Seattle Washington
Maritime College – State University of New York
National Cargo Bureau – Cargo & Ship Safety Training
Sailing Knowledge – UK
Sea School – Serving Mariners Since 1977
WoodenBoat School – Brooklin, Maine

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Encyclopedia – Oxford Dictionaries – Practical Shipping Vocabulary
Maritime Dictionary – by
Merriam-Webster Online
Online Nautical Dictionaries
Spanish For Cruisers – Boat Repairs & Maintenance Phrase Book
TechDictionary – Thousands of Technology Terms
TheFreeDictionary – by Farlex
Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia That Anyone Can Edit.

Industrial Supply On-Line

ABATIX – Supplier of Environmental Clean-up Products
Lab Safety Supply – Products & Information
McMaster-Carr Supply Company – Careful! You could spend hours here!
MSC Industrial Supply Company – Over Half a Million Items

Industry Associations

AMSEA – Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
ABYC – American Boat and Yacht Council
ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
ASA – American Society of Appraisers
ASNE – American Society of Naval Engineers
AFRIN – Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation – UK
BOAT/US – Technical Information Exchange
ESDPA – Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association
IAMI – International Association of Marine Investigators
ICGB – International Cargo Gear Bureau
IRCA – International Register of Certificated Auditors – United Kingdom
ISMA – International Ship Masters’ Association
MAIIF – Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum
MIAS – Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
NAMS® – The National Association of Marine Surveyors
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
NMMA Canada – National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada
NMMA USA – National Marine Manufacturers Association – USA
NPGA – National Propane Gas Association
N.P.F.V.O.A. – North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners’ Association
RYA – Royal Yachting Association – UK
SAMS® – The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®
SNAME – Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Insurance Links

American Institute of Marine Underwriters
Container Handbook – German Insurance Association
Glossary of Ocean Cargo Insurance Terms
Grundy Insurance for Classic Boats
Legacy Underwriters – Marine Insurance
Lloyds of London
NBOA – National Boat Owners Association Marine Insurance
National Insurance Crime Bureau
Skisafe Boat Insurance
Transport Information Service – German Insurance Association

Miscellaneous – Source for Boating Safety Labels
Dockwise Yacht Transport – Floating Drydock Service for Yachts – Animated Flags For Your Web Site
Google Earth – Satellite Pictures of Your Back Yard
Grossetti License Consulting – Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant
Marine Liens Limited – Look up or Publish Lien Information – Live Map of Ship Movements
Marinfloc – Bilge Water Treatment Systems – Sweden
See Level Marine Heaters – Marblehead, Massachusetts
OutSec – Transcription Service – All U.S. Government Product Recalls
Yacht Clubs With Web Sites – World Wide

Nautical Charts

American Nautical Services – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Australian Hydrographic Service – Wollongong New South Wales
Bellingham Chart Printers – Discount Charts – Bellingham. Washington
bluewater Books & Charts – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fugawi Marine – Worldwide Charts – Toronto, Ontario
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Canadian Hydrographic Service
Imray Nautical Charts – St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK
Map Town – Calgary Alberta
Marine Chart Services – Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – On-Line Chart Viewer
R. H. John Chart Agency – Houston & Galveston, Texas
Todd Chart Agency – County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

Oil & Fuel Analysis

ALS Group – Worldwide
Bently Tribology Services – Minden, Nevada
Design Maintenance Systems – North Vancouver, British Columbia
Engineered Lubricants – Maryland Heights, Missouri
Herguth Laboratories – Vallejo, California
Insight Services – Cleveland, Ohio
Intertek Testing and Inspection Services – Worldwide
JG Lubricant Services – Barney Gerdts, SAMS® AFF – Plainfield, Indiana
Lubriport Labs – Floyd J. Friloux, SAMS® AFF – Kenner, Louisiana
The Oil Analysis Lab – Spokane, Washington
Oil Check Laboratory Services – Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
Panair Laboratory – Petroleum Product Testing, Miami, Florida
Polaris Laboratories – Indianapolis, Indiana – Houston, Texas – Salt Lake City, Utah
R&G Laboratories, Inc – Tampa, Florida
Trico – Pewaukee, Wisconsin
WearCheck – Mississauga, Ontario & Cary, North Carolina


All About Houseboats
Boating Industry
Boat & Harbors
Bone Yard Boats – Saving Old Boats Since 1996
Canadian Yachting
Claims Magazine
Classic Yacht Magazine
Good Old Boat
Insurance Journal
Marine Electronics Reviews
Pacific Maritime Magazine
Practical Sailor
Proceedings – USCG Journal
Professional BoatBuilder
Scuttlebutt Magazine
Showboats International
The Waterways Journal
Yachting & Boating World
Yachtbuilder International

Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications – Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts
D&R Marine – Replacement Parts For Sailboats
R.W. Fernstrum & Company – Keel Cooling Systems
Globe Composite Solutions, Ltd. – Run Dry Impellers and Composite Drive Couplers
Hydrex Underwater Technology – Underwater Repairs
Ideal Clamp – One of the Largest Manufacturers of Hose Clamps
Island Marine Instrument Company – Compass Repairs & Adjustment
Jamestown Distributors – Boatbuilding and Woodworking Supplies
Kano Laboratories – Clean Up & Lubricating Products
Klacko Spars – Metal Fabricating, Oakville, Ontario
Planus – Marine Toilet Systems
Rub – Design, fabrication and Installation
Sea-Way Marine – New Old Stock Parts – Outboards – Inboards – Drives
Titan Marine – Titanium Hose Clamps
Industrial Automation Components, Inc – Valves, Gauges & Regulators
Ward’s Marine Electric – Electrical Parts and Service
Wilson Distribution – Plastic Pontoons

Boat Junk Yards – Used Parts

Corrosion Protection

Engines & Drives

Propellers Shafts and Struts

Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging

Windshields and Glass



Fiberglass Repair Estimator
Force 5 Survey Report Software – by Stevens & Stevens
Password Minder – By Joe LeBlanc – Keep Track of Passwords (Encrypted)
NewAge Marine Survey Reporting System by Bob Ptak, SAMS® AMS®
Open Office – Free Office Suite, Compatible With All Other Major Office Suites
Software Registration Manager – By Joe LeBlanc – Keep Track of Licence and Registration Numbers (Encrypted)
Wordweb – Free Dictionary / Thesaurus Program
Zeon DocuCom PDF – Convert any document to PDF

Structural Testing Laboratories

Aliya Analytical Failure Analysis and More – Grand Rapids, Michigan
British Institute of Non-destructive Testing – UK
Metallurgical Associates – Grass Valley (Sacramento), California – Metal Testing
Pacific Testing Laboratories – Valencia, California,
Plastics Technology Laboratories – Plastics Testing
Structural Composites – Composite Testing Lab Melbourne Florida
University of Maine Composites Laboratory

Technical Information

Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program (HIMP)” – Printable booklet illustrating how to asses hard coatings
Blisters & Laminate Hydrolysis – Zahniser’s Yachting Center – All You Need To Know About Marine Diesel Engines
Corrosion Technology Laboratory – NASA – Kennedy Space Center
Cuprotect – Non-Toxic Hull Protection System
Gurit – A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials
Interplastic Corporation – Product Literature: Technical Papers
Marine Lightning Protection – Ewen M. Thomson
Master Painters Institute – Everything about paint.
Northern Arizona Wind & Sun – The Ultimate Fact & FAQ File for Deep Cycle Batteries
Nupol Composites – A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials
OPD Information – (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)
Sandmeyer Steel Company – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel
SAE International -Society of Automotive Engineers – Standards & Guidelines
Specialty Steel Industry of North America Information Center
Yacht Statistics

Tools and Instruments

Arizona Instrument LLC – Moisture Analyzers & Toxic Gas Analyzers
Barcol Impressor – Hardness Tester
Electrophysics Canada – Moisture Meters
Flir Infrared Camera – by Flir Systems
General Electric Moisture Meters
Global Test Supply – Testing Equipment
The Hammer Source – 500 Kinds of Hammers
Kelman Freeboard Indicator
Phase II – Thickness Gauges
Professional Equipment, Inc. – Testing Equipment
Protimeter – Moisture Meters and Hygrometers
Strut Pro – Cutless Bearing Replacement Tool
Tool Experts – Boca Raton, Florida
Tramex Ltd – Moisture Meters
UE Systems – Ultrasonic Detection Technology
Wagner – Moisture Meters (Made in the USA)
Western Instruments – Thickness Gauges

Vessel Registration, Regulations & Safety Resources

ASTA – American Sail Training Association
Australian List Of Registered Ships
Australian Shipping Registration Office
CPS – Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
IMCI – International Marine Certification Institute – European Union Regulations
Radio Licensing – UK
Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
Occupational Safety & Health Administration – U.S. Department of Labor – Canadian Safe Boating Council
Transport Canada – Marine Safety & Regulations
Transport Canada – Ship Registration Site (Documented Vessels)
TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential – US Transportation Security Administration
United Kingdom Ship Registration – Operated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

United States Coast GuardOffice of Boating Safety

United States Coast Guard – Backyard Boatbuilder’s Handbook
United States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD)
USCG Notices of Vessel Recalls & Safety Defects
United States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – Searchable CFR’s
United States National Vessel Documentation Center
Look Up US Documented Vessels By Name or Number
USPS – United States Power Squadrons

Weather Related Sites

Commonwealth of Australia – Bureau of Meteorology
Compu-Weather – Forensic Meteorology (Past Weather Conditions)
Environment Canada – Canadian Weather Including Historical Data
Meteorology – UK.
NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (USA) – Sailing Weather Forecasts Worldwide
Vaisala – Lightning Event Analysis.
The Weather Underground – Free Weather Info