Onslow Bay Marine Surveying
William Robinson, SAMS-AMS, NAMS-CMS.   Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor and Consultant.   

910-547-8077 onslowbaymarine@gmail.com

About Me

Boats and the Sea are in my Blood

I was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina and have been around boats my entire life. As a young boy, I helped my grandfather build a wooden Carolina style "Mullet Boat" which I still own.

Later, to pay for College (UNCW), I started working part-time at Halls Boat Repair in Wilmington, North Carolina. After graduating from college, I worked full-time repairing and restoring vessels from 10 to 80 feet.

I no longer work on boats since that would create a conflict of interest to my Marine Surveying business, but through my continuing education, I keep up to date on new technology and methods.
I strictly follow The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® Code of Ethics, and
The National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc. Code of Ethics.

I am an avid fisherman and if I am not surveying a boat, I am on or near the water.




Chapman School of Seamanship:

Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Certification Course.

Graduation Date: 2011.

Fundamentals of the Damage and Claims Survey Certification Course.

Graduation Date: 2013.


UNCW, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Bachelor of Art Degree: Geography.

Graduation Date: 1998.


NAMS/SAMS Regional Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA. Dec. 1-2, 2017

Ethics, Report Writing, “Will you report hold up in court”, Surveyor’s liability, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, NDT gauging, Fire Investigations, IIMS Training and Updates, Tools of the Trade, Moisture Meter, Continuity Checkers, Taking Oil and Coolant Samples, Percussion sounding tools, USPAP Valuation Report for a Commercial Vessel, Engine Failures and Findings.

SAMS Annual Meeting. Bonita Springs, FL. October 4-7, 2017

ABYC Standards, OSHA, Diesel Engine failures, Sub Chapter M, Forensic

Photography,Corrosion,Rigging, Replacement Rudders, Mega Yacht Surveying.

Central Atlantic Region Meeting. Va. Beach Va. December 2-3, 2016.

Sub Chapter M and Fishing Vessel Inspection, Yacht and Small updates and Appraisal.

ITC Thermal Imaging. December 1, 2016.

Certificate CERT LEVEL I, Thermal / Infrared Thermography.

MARCON Training Seminar. Morehead City, NC October 5-7 2015.

Ship Draught Surveyor training class.

MARCARCON Training Seminar. Morehead City, NC. October 8, 2015.

Bunker Oil draft surveyor training class.

SAMS Regional Meeting, Charleston, SC. November 21 & 22, 2014.

Engine surveys,Business practices, Electrical system and ABYC Standards, Sailboat rigging surveys.

Marine Cargo Consultants, Inc. Morehead City, NC. February 21-23, 2013.

Bulk Vessel Draft Surveying.

SAMS Regional Meeting, Charleston, SC. December 13-14, 2013.

Engine surveys,Thermographic Imaging: From composites to metal boats. Wooden boat surveys, repairs, restorations. Sailboat rigging surveys.

American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC):

Complete Course Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation June 25, 2018.

Preventing Marine Corrosion online class November 24, 2016.

Marine Accident Investigation November 25, 2016.

Electric Shock Drowning Webinar. July 18, 2012.

Electric Shock Drowning II Webinar. July 31, 2012.



2017 NAMS/SAMS Regional Meeting.

2017 SAMS Annual Conference.

2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ Rating.

2016 Central Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting.

2016 SAMS®-AMS®, Accredited Marine Surveyor #1233.

2016 MARCARCON Ship Drafting, Morehead City.

2016 Infrared Training Center (ITC). Certificate CERT LEVEL I, Infrared Thermography.

2015 MARCONCAR Vessel Bunker Surveys.

2014 SAMS Regional Meeting.

2013 Marine Cargo Consultants, Inc. Bulk Vessel Draft Surveying.

2013 Damage and Claims Survey Certification.

2013 SAMS Regional Meeting.

2012 International Association of Marine Investigators.

2012 SAMS, Surveyor Associate.

2011 Member ABYC.

2011 Chapman’s Yacht and Small Craft Marine Surveying .


In the wheelhouse

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American Boat and Yacht Council