Jim’s commercial and marine project management career has spanned 30 years in his native Canada and abroad. Merging his leadership and technical skills, he has managed new construction and technical refit projects on the full suite of hull and superstructure materials (steel, aluminum, GRP, carbon/kevlar and wood vessels) for pleasure craft, charter and commercial class vessels both power and sail. Jim enjoys successfully integrating the multitude of on-board systems that hide in the net space between the interior and exterior design elements.
In addition to his ACMS surveyor credentials, he holds a Journeyman Cabinetmaking ticket, a BEd in Vocational Education, and numerous professional development courses in modern composite construction specifically focused on yacht building. Ocean adventure is also a personal passion; Jim has logged many thousands of miles sailing his 43' catamaran around the Salish Sea, the Sea of Cortez, throughout Pacific Central America and the western Caribbean. Home is officially Vancouver Island.
"Jim, thank you for providing an excellent [marine survey] presentation...the content was fantastic and you did it with an engaging style...the feedback from our RVYC members was very positive."
Vern Burkhardt, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Swiftsure International Yacht Race Chair