Great Lakes Marine Surveyors, Incorporated, founded in 1969, is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie. The Company provides an extensive range of marine surveying services, with specialties in yachts and small craft, both pleasure and commercial.
Additional services include, but are not limited to, marina and equipment appraisals, vessel damage surveys, insurance inspections/re-inspections, expert/courtroom testimony, and salvage coordination/oversight. Expert consultation services are also available in person or over the telephone. Our services can also be custom tailored to meet the needs of individual customers.
With every assignment we strive to provide at reasonable cost a detailed and professional report, and to make the marine survey process a learning experience for our customers, whom we encourage to attend our inspection and ask whatever questions they have.
Our primary service area is the south shore of Lake Erie, including northern and central Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York, western Lake Ontario, eastern Michigan, the Detroit River and lower Lake St. Clair. We have also served customers by special arrangement and request on the west and east coasts, New England, the southeastern states and Florida. We have also worked internationally in Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia.
Marine Surveyor Gregory G. Group has been involved in yacht and small craft surveying full time for the company since June of 1980. Mr. Group is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; a graduate of the Charles F. Chapman School of Seamanship, Stewart, Florida, (Yacht Surveying); a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council; and a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors. (C.M.S.)
Mr. Group is an avid sailor and power boater, a member of the Blue Gavel, and is Past Commodore and current Trustee of the Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Group is also a licensed private pilot, motorcyclc enthusiast and a collector of marine artifacts.
Prior to 1980, Mr. Group apprenticed with his father, Mr. G. Gordon Group, (1928-2009) also a marine surveyor, since childhood in the 1960's. The corporation was founded in 1969 by Mrs. Marguerite K. Group, (1933-2009).