Daniel Briggs Marine Surveyor
3 North Street
P.O. Box 841
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Expert with experience in boat construction and repair, marine accident investigation and appraisal.
I have been involved in the Marine Industry in New England for over 45 Years. I owned a boat building and repair yard, Molly's Cove Boatworks, for several years where we developed an method of saving "older and poor condition" wooden boats. Also new construction in FRP 16 to 40 Ft. Experience as a private yacht captain and delivery captain, and USCG licensed master of of 500 tons. I have taught navigation, lifeboat and sea survival, seamanship, sailing, boat and ship handling, boat building and repair, and vessel safety, Including writing, implementing and teaching the "Federal Fishing Vessel Safety Course' For the USCG that is used through out all the USCG districts. I taught at North East Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy.
Inspections, consulting, expert testimony, research, investigations and litigation support on many issues involving boats, vessels, and maritime accidents.
I have been a marine surveyor, expert witness appraiser and consultant for marine maters for more than twenty-five years. Testimony at deposition in state and federal court,, opinions and appraisals. Experience in more than fourteen cases including product liability, personal injury, property damage, and valuations.
North East Maritime, Master All Oceans,
Master Oceans 500T, License No. 882747, , 1999
2002 American Society of Appraisers, Senior Appraiser Candidate
USAP Cert, 1995-2012
Society of Accerited Marine Surveyors-AMS 329
Senior Marine Suveyor
US Sailng Regional Measurer
LLoyds Registy, 3rd Party Inspector,
American Bureau of Shipping Non
Storm Trysail Club
American Boat & Yacht Council
Articles / Publications:
Wooden Boat Magazine 1983
Available Upon Request