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Barrie Marine Surveyors & Appraisers, a division of 1409554 Ontario Inc., was originally founded as Barrie Marine Services in 1991, and is located in the city of Barrie, approximately 50 miles north of Toronto, Ontario. Barrie is on the most westerly shore of Lake Simcoe, a few miles south of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron . The Company provides an extensive range of marine surveying services, with specialties in recreational yachts and small craft.
Our home service area is Lake Simcoe, the northern and western shores of Lake Ontario, The Trent-Severn Waterway System, The Muskoka Lakes District, South Central and Southwest Ontario including Georgian Bay & the southern and eastern shores of Lake Huron. We have also served customers by special arrangement and request, in the Southeastern United States, including Florida and the Bahamas. Our Chief Surveyor is E. W. (Gene) Gray. Gene has been involved in yacht and small craft surveying for the company since the outset and devotes his full-time attention to this occupation. Gene is a graduate of Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, PEI and a member of the Association of Certified Marine Surveyors (C.M.S.), National Fire Protection Association and The Professional Marine Surveyors Information Exchange. Gene is also an avid cruising and racing sailor, power boater and an enthusiastic collector of marine literature and nautical memorabilia.
Since the early 1960ís Gene has a background in wood boat construction and fiberglass repair, along with several courses and extensive hands-on experience in AC and DC electrical systems, including converters, inverters, transformer rectifier units, etc.; as well as hydraulic and navigation systems, both aeronautical and marine. He has many hours of experience in the cruising operation of sailing and motor yachts up to 68 feet in length, in the waters of Great Lakes, Eastern Canada, North Eastern and South Eastern USA, including the Gulf Stream, the Keys and the Bahamas.


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