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Dave Bradley, SAMS®, AMS®
Principle Accredited Marine Surveyor
Certified Level 1 Thermographer

ABYC Marine Standards Certified
Nationwide Service - Power or Sail
Mobile: 240-305-5047


Dave Bradley

Dave Bradley is dedicated to providing the dependable services that you can trust. As a fulltime Accredited Marine Surveyor he brings over 35 years of mechanical and structural engineering, metallurgy, electronics and computer technology, as well as his own boating experiences to your marine survey. A member in good standings with SAMS®, ABYC®, BoatU.S.®, ASNT® and a Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer (No.150622).

Dave Bradley

Professional Profile

As a Marine Surveyor, this is my third full time career. I held a Government Top Secret Clearance for 29 years with DOD and DOJ. Since retiring with 31 ½ years of Federal service, I now focus my efforts as a Marine Surveyor to providing our services nationwide. My surveys utilize the latest technology in equipment, and ABYC, USCG and NFPA standards. As a Certified Thermographer, I use IR thermal Imaging throughout the survey to support accurate findings in the hull and deck structure, electrical, and mechanical systems. I’m a member in good standing with Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® Inc., American Boat & Yacht Council and BoatUS®. I have sixteen years’ experience as a certified welder (AWS G6 certification/expired), machinist, metal fabricator, and 3D Prototype Model maker. I’m also an expert in the field of computer network technologies. Listed below are some of my professional experiences.

• Infrared Thermography
• Survey of Yachts and Small Crafts
• Corrosion Inspections / Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode
• Moisture Testing, Tramex Skipper Plus
• Mechanical Engineering Background
• Computer Networking
• Computer Aided Design
• CNC Machining
• Gas Engine Computer Analysis
• Basic Marine Diesel Diagnostics
• Expert with TIG, MIG, ARC Welding and Heat Treating
• Electrical Testing / DMM-RMS, GFCI and AC Circuit Analyzer
• Barcol and Rockwell Hardness Testing
• Fume Detection


Marine Surveying
• Certified ABYC Marine Standards
• Certified ABYC Marine Systems
• Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer
• Knowledge of Gas/Diesel Engines

Computer Networking, Telecommunications
• Computer Network Engineer
• Established a specialized program for the Justice Department
• Project manager for custom software development
• Computer Systems Administrator for the Naval Observatory

Welder, Machinist, Close Tolerance Metal Fabricator, 3D Modeler
• Certified (AWS G6) Welder (High Pressure Steam)
• TIG, MIG, ARC Welding and Soldering expert
• Prototype 3D Modeling using CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Machining)
• Conventional and CNC Machining of ferrous and non-ferrous metals

Work History

January 2016 – Present
Accredited Marine Surveyor SAMS®, Coast2Coast Marine Surveying, Inc., Saint Leonard, MD - (Full Time)

January 2013 – January 2016
Marine Surveyor, Coast2Coast Marine Surveying, Inc., Saint Leonard, MD - (Part Time)
October 1998 - February 2016
Network Telecommunications Manager, Department of Justice, Lorton, VA - Top Secret Clearance
January 1996 – October 1998
Computer Specialist / Network System Administrator, Naval Observatory, Washington, DC -
Top Secret Clearance

May 1986 – Jan 1996
Close Tolerance Welder, Machinist, Fabricator, 3D Modeler, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD -
Top Secret Clearance
September 1984 – May 1986
Welder/Machinist/Fabricator, Fort Myers, U.S. Army Post, Arlington, VA
April 1978 – September 1984
Journeyman Welder (Certified), Boilermaker-Iron Ship Builders-Blacksmiths-Forgers & Helpers Union
Washington, DC


Certification / ABYC Marine Standards
Mastry Engine Center
2801 Anvil Street N
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
August 2016

Certification / Level 1 Infrared Thermographer
Infrared Technical Institute
15210 Priceville Road, Sparks, MD 21152
June 2015

Diploma / IT Systems
Catonsville Community College Baltimore, MD
Strayer University Ashburn, VA
July 1996

Certificate / Marine Diesel Basics
Annapolis School of Seamanship
Annapolis, MD
March 2015

Diploma / Metallurgical Processes
• Welding Inspection And Quality Control
• Metallurgy Of Welding And Joining
• Principles Of Heat Treating
• Aluminum And It's Alloys
• Sheet Metal Forming
Materials Engineering Institute of ASM International
Materials Park, Ohio 44073
May 1991