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Certified Marine Surveyors is a Chicago-based company providing independent marine surveying and consulting services to insurance underwriters, financial institutions and knowledgeable boaters. Rick Lenschow, SAMS-AMS, principal marine surveyor, has over 20 years serving the marine industry, 13 of which have been devoted to marine surveying in the Chicago area. He's completed over 3,000 marine surveys comprising a vast array of vessels from small pleasure boats to large luxury yachts, both power and sail.

We've earned a reputation for providing our clients with quality, dependable service in a timely manner. CMS specializes in the following types of marine surveys: Insurance Damage Appraisals, Pre-Purchase, Condition & Value, Mechanical, Investigative Services and Expert Witness Testimony.

Member of:
  • American Sailing Association (ASA)
  • American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
  • Association of Marine Technicians (AMTECH)
  • Boat U.S. Technical Information Exchange (TIE)
  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS-AMS
  • International Association Of Marine Investigators (IAMI)
Graduate of:
  • OMC Sterndrive Certified Technician Course
  • Johnson Outboard Certified Technician Course
  • Mercury Outboard Certified Technician Course
  • American Marine Institute Certified Technician Course
  • Mercruiser Sterndrive & IB Certified Technician Course
  • American Sailing Association Coastal Cruising 103
  • American Sailing Association Keelboat Training 101
  • American Sailing Association Bareboat Cruising 104
Continuing Education:
  • Sea Ray Boats Service Training Course
  • Yanmar Engine Service Training Course
  • SAMS Regional & National Conferences
  • Infrared Thermography Training Course
  • Pleasurecraft Marine (PCM) Service School
  • Volvo Penta Sterndrive & Engine Service School
  • Intl. Boat Builders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX)
  • SHIPS, Inc. Watercraft Damage & Claim Evaluation Seminar
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