Accurate Marine Surveys Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida

Marine Surveys By Accurate Marine Surveys Inc., Jacksonville, Florida - Gary Frankovich, SAMS® AMS® Gary Frankovich SAMS® AMS®

Accredited Marine Surveyor®
SAMS® Executive Vice President
Certified Level I Thermographer
USCG 100 Ton Master, Power/Sail/Commercial Towing Assistance

904-377-0475 - Email:
Based in Jacksonville, Florida and serving Brunswick, Georgia, St. Marys, Georgia, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Amelia Island Florida, St. Augustine, Florida Palm Coast Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida and all areas within 85 miles of Jacksonville with no mileage fee, as well as the Continental US, Bahamas, Caribbean, and World Wide by special arrangement.

Useful Links For Boaters & Marine Surveyors:

John's Nautical Links List
SAMS® - The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®
NAMS® - The National Association of Marine Surveyors
YBDSA - Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association
CNEMP - Chambre Nationale des Experts Maritimes Plaisance
IIMS - The International Institute of Marine Surveyors
CMMC - Company of Master Mariners of Canada
FEMAS - Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants.
SCMS - The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors
YBAA - The Yacht Brokers Association of America
SMA - The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, New York
NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Lexington Kentucky
AERA - The Engine Builders Association
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Boat Information

Digital Boat Brochures - Have an old brochure Emailed
Everything Boatbuilding - What you need to know to go into boatbuilding
FiberGlassics® - A Wealth of Information on Classic Fiberglass Boats - Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts
Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data
Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data
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
Martin Depreciation Scale in PDF format
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
IICL - Institute of International Container Lessors - Container Courses
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center - Sausalito, California
Maritime College - State University of New York
The Landing School - Arundel, Maine
National Cargo Bureau - Cargo & Ship Safety Training
Sailing Knowledge - UK
Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977
WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine

Documentation and Licencing Agents

Alaska Maritime Documentation Inc - Anchorage, Alaska
Grossetti License Consulting - Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Encyclopedia - Oxford Dictionaries - Practical Shipping Vocabulary
Merriam-Webster Online
Sea Talk Nautical Dictionary
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
ACBS - Antique & Classic Boat Society
AFRIN - Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation - UK
BOAT/US - Boat Owners Association of The United States
IAMI - International Association of Marine Investigators
CMTA - Connecticut Marine Trades Association
ICGB - International Cargo Gear Bureau
IICL - Institute of International Container Lessors
IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors - United Kingdom
ISMA - International Ship Masters' Association
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

Admiral Marine - United Kingdom
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
Towergate Insurance, United Kingdom
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
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
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
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
Machinery Lubrication - The Basics of Used Oil Sampling
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


All About Houseboats
Boating Industry
Boat & Harbors
Bone Yard Boats - Saving Old Boats Since 1996
Canadian Yachting
Claims Magazine
Classic Yacht Magazine
gCaptain - Maritime and Offshore Industry News On-Line
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

Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications - Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts
Chockfast - Pourable Chocking Compounds
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
GS Products (UK) - Suppliers of Chain, Wire Rope and Marine Fittings
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 - Marine Grade Vinyl Fabrics, St Paul Minnesota
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 - New & Used Parts
Corrosion Protection
Engines & Drives
Propellers Shafts and Struts
Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging
Windshields and Glass


Convert - A free Conversion Utility
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 Jim Ledenbach, SAMS® AMS®
OpenCPN Software for Marine Navigation
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

Structural Testing and Failure Analysis

Aliya Analytical Failure Analysis and More - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bell Metallurgy Metallurgical Failure Analysis - San Diego, California
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
Wadson Associates - Composite Inspection Services

Technical Information

Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program (HIMP)" - Printable booklet illustrating how to asses hard coatings - All You Need To Know About Marine Diesel Engines
Corrosion Technology Laboratory - NASA - Kennedy Space Center
Cuprotect - Non-Toxic Hull Protection System
The Engineering ToolBox - The Flash Point of Different Fuels
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.
Mercruiser Corrosion Protection Systems - (PDF)
Northern Arizona Wind & Sun - The Ultimate Fact & FAQ File for Deep Cycle Batteries
OPD Information - (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)
Plastics International - Chemical Resistance Chart - compatibility of different plasticks and chemicals
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

Tools and Instruments

Arizona Instrument LLC - Moisture Analyzers & Toxic Gas Analyzers
Barcol Impressor - Hardness Tester
Electrophysics Canada - Moisture Meters
EVIDENT - Investigation Products - Photo Evidence Scales
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
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 Guard - Office of Boating Safety United States Coast Guard - Boatbuilder's Handbook
United States Coast Guard - Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
United States Coast Guard - Port State Information eXchange (PSIX) system
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 - Look Up US Documented Vessels By Owner's Name, Boat Name, Official Number, Builder, State, Zip Code, City or County
Maritime Documentation Center - USCG NVDC Database Vessel Documentation Search
USPS - United States Power Squadrons

Vessel Research & Design

Kasten Marine Design - Port Townsend, Washington
Royal Institution of Naval Architects - United Kingdom
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Weather Related Sites

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

Boatpokers Boatpokers - Email Forum for SAMS® and NAMS Members
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Installed January 15, 2004 - Last Updated April 11, 2023