Yates Adams
Capt. Yates Adams - AMS #1280

A lifetime of experience - I was fortunate to be raised on the water, and boating has always been a part of my life. I was fishing and sailing St. Andrews Bay from a very early age, just about every day (weather and parents permitting). I raced one-design sailboats and cruisers for our local yacht club and taught sailing lessons there as well. If I wasn't sailing, I was stalking the flats in the bay or cruising offshore in the Gulf hunting fish. I received my bachelor's degree in Social Science from Florida State University and my pilot’s license and flight training from Alabama Aviation & Technical College. I am also a graduate of Chapman School of Seamanship’s course on Yacht & Small Craft Survey. I am a former All-Lines Adjuster, a USCG 50 ton Master Captain, and I hold ABYC Technical Certification in Marine System. With 10 years experience as the foreman in a local boatyard, I gained a familiarity with many vessels and their varied systems, and therefore have developed a keen eye for spotting potential problems. I will ensure a thorough, accurate survey of your vessel, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

SAMS, AMS - USCG 50 Ton Master

  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) – Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS #1280)
    • Experienced with steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood construction
  • ABYC Member and Marine Standards Certified
  • USCG licensed Captain (expired)
  • Graduate Chapman School of Seamanship Yacht & Small Craft Survey
  • Former All-Lines Adjuster

A sampling of the brands Capt. Yates has serviced and/or surveyed:

Action Craft, Albermerle, Aquila Power Catmarans, Bayliner, BeachCat Catamarans, Bertram Yachts, Blackfin Boats, Blue Water Yachts, Bonner Boats, Boston Whaler, Buddy Davis Yachts, Cabo Yachts, Cape Dory, Cape Horn, Carolina Classic, Carolina Skiff, Carver Yachts, Catalina Yachts Sailboats, Catamaran Cruisers, Chaparral, Cigarette Boats, Cheoy Lee, Chris Craft, Clearwater Boats, Cobalt, Cobia, Com-Pac, Corsair Trimaran Sailboats, Contest, Cruisers Yachts, Defender Yachts, Donzi, Edgewater, Egg Harbor, Everglades, Formula Boats, Fountain Boats, Four Winns, Freedom Yachts, Freeman Catamarans, Gillman Marine, Glacier Bay, Grady-White, Grand Banks Trawlers, Gemini Catamarans, Harker’s Isalnd, Hatteras Yachts, Hunter Sailboats, Hurricane, Hydra-Sports, Jupiter Boats, Intrepid, Invincible, Islander Sailboats, Island Packet, Key West, Kady-Krogen, Leopard, Luhrs, Mainship, Mako Boats, Maurell Commercial Pontoons, Miller Marine, Morgan Sailboats, Navigator, Norman Cross Trimarans, O’Day Sailboats, Pacemaker, Parker Boats, Pathfinder Boats, Performance Cruising (Gemini), Prokat, Pro-Line, Pursuit, Rampage Boats, Ranger Tugs, Regal Boats, Regulator, Resmondo, Rinker Boats, Robalo Boats, Rose Brothers, Sailfish Boats, Scout Boats, Sea Ark Commercial Boats, Sea Hunt, Sea Ray, SeaVee Boats, Shamrock Boats, Silverton Yachts, Skeeter Boats, Tahoe, Tiara, Triton Boats, Viking Yachts, Wellcraft, World Cat, Yamaha Jet Boats, Yellow Fin.