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Captain Trip Vawter
 Owner/Master Marine Surveyor/Accident and Fraud Investigator



"As Owner of All Florida Marine Survey and as an Accredited Master Marine Surveyor, I have enjoyed a lifetime of experience in vessel operations and mechanics. With more than 10,000 successful surveys performed, I am highly experienced in Vessel Inspections and Survey Reporting for Condition, Valuation, Salvage, and Insurance.

I am proud that All Florida Marine Survey is accepted by all insurance companies and financial institutions. As a licensed insurance claims adjuster and former insurance agent, I know what an the underwriters require, but more importantly, "why". An accurate inspection and report can save you from insurance claim hassles in the future.The vessels most requested for my survey reporting are Pleasure Yachts, Small Commercial, Charter, Sail, Power, Wood, FRP, and Kevlar.

Maintenance inspections, Vessel Repair Inspections, and Underwater Hull Inspections are best assigned to an expert in the field. I have over a decade of experience in all of these areas and can provide comprehensive reports specifically related to your needs.

My areas of special interest are Inspection for USCG Safety, Disaster Damage, Fire Damage, Towing Damage, Salvage, Accident and Fraud Investigation, and Litigation Support.
Providing Litigation Support is a year round request for me. As an expert witness, I provide Research of Vessel, Supportive Vessel Documentation, and a comprehensive Vessel Survey, and all information and reports needed.

Client Confidentiality is our highest priority. All client information, inquiries, and the survey reports will be kept strictly confidential. Any information relayed to other parties will be at the request of the client. All Florida Marine Survey is an independent company and is not influenced or affiliated with any insurance agencies, boat dealerships, or boat brokers. All Florida Marine Survey works for YOU!" 

                             Owner of All Florida Marine Survey
                             Accredited Master
Marine Surveyor (MMSAI)

                             Member of the Association of Certified Marine Surveyors (ACMS)
                             Member of the US Surveyors Association (USSA)
                             Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (MIIMS)UK
                             Member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
                             Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
                             Charter Member of American Registry of Marine Surveyors (ARMS)
                             Member of American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU)
                             US Coast Guard Licensed Captain (USCG)
                             US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master
                             Certified Level I Thermographer
                             Perform Standard Based Surveys, based on ABS, USCG, NFPA, and ABYC standards

                             Vessel Inspector and Appraiser for Pleasure Yachts, Small Commercial,  Sail, Power Vessels, 
                             Cargo Ships, Military Vessels, Tugs, and Barges 

                             Marine Surveying and Consulting  

                             Accident and Fraud Investigator

                             Expert Witness in Maritime insurance and legal claims
                             Licensed Insurance Appraiser and Claims Adjuster (Marine Insurance Claims/Loss) 
                             Licensed Insurance Agent

                            Owner/Operator All Florida Marine Survey, Accredited Master Marine Surveyor

                            Pre-transport surveys and coordination of vessel preparations for boat transport

                            Regarding hurricanes: Pre-storm surveys, Captaining for hire vessels to “safe harbors”
Captain of winning vessel in worldwide saltwater and big game tournaments


 Navtech                                                                                                                Fort Meyers, FL                                                                                                                                                

 Marine Surveyors Courses:

    • US Surveyors:  USCG Title 46 Fishing Vessel Inspection Certification
    • Recreational/Small Commercial
    • Accident and Fraud Investigation, Corrosion Control, Pollution           
    • Control, Specialized Commercial Inspection
    • Material Quality Specialist Course
    • Field and lab Testing of construction materials

Chapman School of Seamanship                                                                                Stuart, FL                                                                                      

    • USCG Licensed Master 100 Ton
    • BST - Basic Safety Training
    • Bridge Resource Management
    • Able Seaman
    • Marine Radio Operators Permit
    • Celestial Navigation
    • Sport Fishing Training Program
    • Advanced Navigation


Memphis State University                                                                                     Memphis, TN 
                     Bachelors of Business Administration