David Buchanan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credentials & Experience- David Buchanan

David first entered the marine industry in 1974, working in the summers at a local marina as a mechanics helper and boat rigger. In 1978, David entered the marine industry on a full time basis, working in marinas until 1988, gaining valuable hands-on experience in all aspects of boat repair, as well as boat handling and equipment operation. David's marina experience ranges from yard work to management and ownership.

In 1988, Buchanan Marine Appraisal Services Limited was formed. David has worked as an independent, full time marine surveyor since then, obtaining SAMS- AMS status in 1998.

Technical Training / Continued Education:

 

May 2013 – Provided training to Aviva Canada on marine propulsion systems / failure analysis
November 2012 - Attended seminar on “Electrical Inspection for Surveyors”, Hamilton, ON
December 2011 – Attended SAMS Canadian Regional Workshop in Port Credit, ON – Training on Volvo IPS drive systems
November 2011 – Attended course on Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) in Sandusky, OH and achieved Certificate of Achievement.
October 2011 – Attended SAMS annual conference & training in Halifax, N.S.
December 2010 – SAMS Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Toronto, ON
December 2009 – ABYC Standards Certification Course in Toronto, ON - obtained “Standards Certified” designation.
March 2009 – SAMS Great Lakes Regional Meeting – Rifkin “Electrical Inspection for Surveyors” Seminar
November 2008 – Canadian Regional Meeting – Robbins “Damage Survey 101” seminar
April 2008 – Davis & Company – Mercury Outboard Development / Fibreglass repairs / Cargo Survey seminar
2007 Attended SAMS Canadian Regional Meeting, Kingston, ON
2006 Attended Davis & Company Sterndrive Failure and Analysis training seminar, Lisle Illinois
2006 Attended SAMS Canadian Regional Meeting, Mississauga, ON
Winters 2004/2009 - Completion of a keel up restoration of 1940's Barnes designed Peterborough mahogany runabout.
October 2004 - Attended the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyor (SAMS) International Conference and Training Symposium in Toronto, Ontario.
March 2004 - Attended Marine Damage Survey & Procedures Seminar, Chicago, Illinois
February 2004 - IAMI seminar on Marine Investigation, Toronto, Ontario
March 2003 - ABYC workshop on Sterndrive Corrosion and Analysis
February 2002 - Attended training and passed examination to attain ABYC Standards Accreditation
November 2002 - Attended the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Annual Conference and Training Symposium in Seattle, Washington
March 2001 - Attended SAMS Great Lakes Workshop in Sandusky, Ohio
March 2001 - Received training and was subsequently appointed by Transport Canada as a "Tonnage Surveyor" for vessels up to 24 meters in length
February 2000 - Attended Davis & Company Sterndrive Analysis workshop in Orlando, Florida
March 1999 - Attended SAMS Great Lakes Workshop in Sandusky, Ohio
March 1998 - Attended SAMS Great Lakes Workshop in Sandusky, Ohio, writing and passing examination to become an Accredited Marine Surveyor in the Yacht & Small Craft Discipline.
1997 - Applied for membership in SAMS, being accepted as a SA (surveyor associate), AMS candidate.
1988 to present - Full time, independent marine surveyor, conducting Condition and Valuation surveys, as well as acting as an independent Appraiser to assist in the settlement of Marine Loss Claims.
Have appeared before the Provincial Courts on several occasions as an expert witness
Holder of an Ontario Marine Mechanic Trade Certificate
1988 - Obtained RIBO license to act as an Independent Insurance Broker in the Province of Ontario.

 

Credentials & Experience - CAMERON BUCHANAN, SAMS SA

Cameron has grown up surrounded by boats, with his first home on the marina property where his father worked at the time.  Cameron first entered the marine industry in 1997, working in the summers at a local marina on the gas dock and helping out in the yard and shops when needed.  After attending College, Cameron joined a marina in the Muskoka Lakes area as a service writer, and has been employed in the Ontario Marine Industry on a full time basis since 2004.  Over the years, he has gained valuable hands-on experience ranging from yard work / boat handling, to parts person, service writing and service management. 

Cameron first joined Buchanan Marine Appraisal Services Limited in 2010, training under his father David for two years to learn the survey business.  He returned to the marina side of the business in 2012.  He rejoined the family business in 2014, working as a full time marine surveyor, attaining SA designation with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).

Technical Training / Continued Education:

March 2015 – Attended ABYC Marine Corrosion Course in Port Credit, ON, as part of the SAMS Regional meeting.
April 2014 to Present – Associate Surveyor with Buchanan Marine Appraisals, conducting Pre-Purchase and Insurance Underwriting surveys on boats from 14’ to 45’ in length, along with market valuations and insurance damage claim appraisals.
August 2014 – Joined SAMS as a Surveyor Associate
2011 to 2014 – Worked as a Service Manager at a Sales / Service marina on the Trent Severn System.
2010 to 2011 – Trained and worked as a marine surveyor with Buchanan Marine Appraisals, conducting Pre-Purchase and Insurance Underwriting surveys on boats from 14’ to 45’ in length, along with market valuations and insurance damage claim appraisals.
2011 – Attended SAMS Regional Meeting in Port Credit, ON, receiving training on Volvo IPS drive systems.
2007 to 2010 – Worked as a Service Writer then promoted to Service Manager of a Sales / Service Marina in the Muskoka, ON area.
2004 to 2007 – Worked various positions at Sales / Service Marina in Muskoka, ON, including parts sourcing / purchasing, Service Writer, Boat pick-up / delivery, Boat handling / blocking.
2002 to 2004 – Attended College

 

 

 

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