About Us

Highly qualified and motivated professionals


Mark Ashton has been in the marine business over 30 years .  He has a world wide reputation of being one of the most professional and knowledgeable Marine Surveyors in the marine industry.  

Independent Marine Systems Surveys are accepted by all major banks and insurance companies.  Our Surveyors are accredited and experienced.


  • Accredited Marine Surveyor #859  SAMS,  Accredited in 2006
  • Level III Thermographer, ASNT
  • USCG 100 ton (In stasis), Shipboard fighting II, Radar endorsement
  • Marshall Islands (QI) Qualified Individual
  • USPAP certification, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice


  • SAMS, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
  • PTA, Professional Thermographers Association
  • NMA, Newport Maritime Alliance
  • ASNT, American Society for Non Destructive Testing



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