Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Grant W. Westerson, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
USCG Licensed Master
ABYC Standards Certified
Serving the US Northeast
Grant Westerson has more than 55 years in the recreational marine industry starting at the bottom when his family opened a Bertram Yacht dealership. Cleaning and preparing new boats for delivery and troubleshooting and repairing used trade-in vessels lead to mechanical service schools, electrical seminars and fiberglass repairs and eventually taking over the family business operating a full service marina, new and used vessel sales and a seasonal storage facility.|
Earning the Accredited Marine Surveyor Yachts and Small Craft designation by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors in 1993 has led to many years of professional surveys, consulting and deliveries from New England to South Florida. Early conversation with a client is important to make sure we can supply exactly what they may need as well as what they would like. Call, fax, email, or text, you'll get a prompt response.
1990 -Present (27 years)
Owner and principal of Yacht Safety, Inspect and survey recreational vessels from 10 to 90 feet for Purchase or Insurance Surveys from the Hudson River to the Cape Cod Canal. Provide Recreational Marine Consulting, accident investigation, claims management per ABYC, USCG, NFPA and other industry standards. Consult as an expert witness on the marine waterfront businesses, navigation issues, and other Maritime matters.
CT Marine Trades Association
January 1996 - June 2014 (18 years 6 months)
Managed a growing and active state trade association, working with the Connecticut legislature and other groups to promote and protect the recreational marine industry from unnecessary restrictions and costs. Move and build up the CMTA Hartford Boat Show to fill the CT Convention Center and 9 record breaking shows.
CT Society of Assoc. Execs.
2008 - 2011 (3 years)
Worked with other Directors to mold an active and growing association tasked with educating and informing association executives how to better manage and direct their own.
Yacht Distributors, Inc.
1972 - 1991 (19 years)
Manage a full service premium yacht sales and service boatyard and seasonal restaurant servicing clients and boaters from the tri-state area.
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Town Marine Officer
1981 to date
Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Patrolled Old Saybrook's 17 miles of waterfront during the busy recreational boating season.
Old Saybrook Harbor Commission
Served as Governor appointed Harbormaster for Old Saybrook for 10 years, in charge of managing and stationing vessels within the harbor (mooring permits).
Connecticut Maritime Commission
Serving on the CT Maritime Commission managing the greater state waterfront. Governor Malloy Appointed representative.
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