Choosing a surveyor

C3 Marine Services LLC

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A qualified marine survey, performed by a professionally trained and experienced marine surveyor offers protection for you, your family and friends from a potentially unsuitable or unsafe vessel with both safety and financial implications.


You should feel free to interview the marine surveyor regarding his or her qualifications and experience.  When you decide on your surveyor, you should feel comfortable discussing all aspects of the boat and have a clear understanding of what you can expect in terms of the scope and content of the marine survey.

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We are based on the lower Western side of Lake Michigan, in the City of Racine Wisconsin, the center of our coverage area from Chicago to Port Washington and inland to include larger inland lakes. 


The principle surveyor and the founder of C3 Marine Services LLC, Scott D. Schoeler, AMS has been involved with boats, professionally and as a boat owner for more than 35 years. He has personally repaired vessels damaged by fire, collision, accident & storm and factory warranted faults as well as completely rebuilt and customized boats from the hull up.


Mr. Schoeler uses his decades of personal experience, formal education and current continuing education in the field of Marine Surveying, staying on top of current technologies and standards, to remain on the leading edge of survey techniques and provide high value for his clients.

About Us

Member Of

       Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, (SAMS)

o       Accredited Marine Surveyor #998

       American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)

o       ABYC Member

       National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

o       NFPA Industrial Fire Protection Section Member

       U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Captain

o       Inland Masters 50 Gross Tonnes

o        Endorsements: Auxiliary Sail, Towing registered Marine Surveyor

       BoatUS member & member of the Surveyor Referral Service.

       United States Power Squadrons - Member

       US Sailing - Member

       Chapman School of Seamanship

o        Yacht & Small Craft Surveying

       SUNY Maritime College

o        Marine Surveying Damage

      Recently attended on-going continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge and advancements in marine surveying technology:

o        SAMS 2012 Annual Educational Symposia - Baltimore MD.

o        SAMS 2012 Great Lakes Regional Educational Seminar

o        SAMS 2012 Great Lakes Sub-Regional Meeting - Marquis Yachts, Pulaski, WI

o        American Society of Appraisers, 2011 SE100 USPAP

o  2012 Small Power Watercraft

           Damage & Claim Evaluation Seminar

Professional Associations

Marine Education

       Fiberglass Repair & Warranty Manager Glastron/Carlson Boats

o       Trained in factory for all facets of repair, performed, operated & managed fiberglass repair and factory warranty facility for Midwest Glastron/Carlson distributor/dealership

       Custom Fiberglass Work & Repair

o       Sole proprietor & operated custom fiberglass shop working on pleasure sail and power watercraft.

Marine Experience

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C3 Marine Services LLC

P. O. Box 081425

Racine WI, 53408-1425

(218) 343-6794

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