Steve Wedlock

415-312-6757 /
1001 Bridgeway #137 Sausalito CA 94965



In September 2015 Steve retired from surveying, passing the business to his son Ben.  He now spends his time traveling and taking photos.

Former memberships, licenses and organizations:

  • USCG Master Oceans 3000 GRT (Motor, Steam, or Sail) Fifth issue
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) 18 years
  • National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) - Certified Marine Surveyor 12 years (NAMS-CMS)

After more than 400,000 miles at sea as master of many types of vessels and managing various maritime organizations, and inspecting numerous vessels, I have brought all my lessons learned to bear on surveying boats and yachts full time.

Born on the coast of Maine 1948, secondary at Tilton School, college at Brown University. Fifth issue US Coast Guard master’s license for 3000 GRT ocean sail/power vessels, unlimited radar, etc.

1998-2015:  Marine surveyor in San Francisco Bay Area, 1998 (condition and valuation, insurance, purchase surveys). Purchased existing business 1999, took on partners, 2001 and 2004.

1996-1998:  Shipmaster: Tidewater, Inc., supply and fracturing vessels to 230', trouble-shooter various vessel operations.

1993-1996:  Executive director, New England Historic Seaport, Boston MA: managed 125' schooner, 135' lightship and boat shop while developing inner city youth programs thru college level semesters at sea.

1990-1993:  President, Odessa Group, joint venture in Ukraine: built two 90’ schooners, operated sail loft and other yacht related businesses.

1978-1990:  Founder & Co-Director of the Watermark Program and shipmaster 156’, 400ton gaff schooner based in Europe with academic year-long cruises for 30 dyslexic high school students and 15 staff/crew. Average year sailed from Baltic to Mediterranean (Turkey) and out to trans-Atlantic. Summer program took vessel back to Europe.  Taught students seamanship, boat-handling and navigation.

1970-1985:  Captain various yachts and commercial vessel to 150'- 65' tug to 144' research barquentine in Newfoundland and Labrador.