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Serge Perron

Over 35 years of experience in the maritime sector with more than 12,000 hrs of navigation on a multitude of different boats in Quebec, the Caribbean and Europe. Accredited marine inspector with more than 10 years of practice in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.


Transport Canada certified captain for over 12 years. A combination of experience that ensures you professional inspection and superior quality.

  • Captain ‘Le Petit Navire’ Old Port of Montreal (2007 until now + 9,000 hours of navigation)

  • Trainer Institut Maritime du Québec (Sûreté du Québec nautical patrol boat 2008 to 2013)

  • Skipper for different charter company – Caribbean area (2003 to 2011)

  • Skipper for private owner - Caribbean area 2011 until now.

  • Owner of a boat transport company (1996-1999)

  • Maintenance and repair of boats (2004-2006):

  • Sadler Point Marina, Jacksonville, Florida 

  • Gaines Marina Rouses Point New York

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  • Graduated from Chapman School of Seamanship in Florida (YSCS 2010 marine inspector)

  • Associate maritime surveyor and SAMS accredited (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors 2010)

  • Accredited maritime surveyor and executive VP AIMAQ (Association maritime inspectors approved of Quebec 2012)

  • ABYC member (American boat and yacht council 2010)

  • Boat US Member

  • Transport Canada seaman number (more than 10,000 hours of navigation)

  • VHF operator license

  • Pleasure craft operator license

  • Transport Canada Certificate 15 tons or less (2009)

  • Transport Canada Certificate 60 tons or less (2012)

  • Transport Canada Certificate Sea Rescue (2011)

  • Red Cross Basic First Aid at Sea Certificate (2014)

  • Transport Canada STCW Certificate (2016)

  • Transport Canada Certificate Life raft and lifeboat skills (2016)

  • Transport Canada medical certificate in effect

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Inspection instructions:

  • Completed survey contract form

  • Have access to the interior of the vessel

  • Batteries must be in service

  • 110 volt supply (shore power) in service if applicable

  • All compartments unlocked and freed as much as possible

  • Have all the boat's equipment on site (tender, outboard, generator, etc.)

Service contract to be completed if you wish to go ahead.

Steps for a marine survey

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Inspection fees are charged based on the length of the vessel (linear feet) and the type of boat.

A travel fee can be added depending on the distance to travel to get there.
No additional costs for an English version report.

Contact me for an estimate (contact us section) or you can also complete the document in the Inspection section without obligation on your part.

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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - SAMS

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - SAMS
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors ® (SAMS ®) was created in the 1980s by a small group of marine inspection professionals who wanted to advance their profession. The SAMS ® membership list includes nearly 1,000 inspectors in the United States and in more than 20 other countries around the world.


The mission of the AIMAQ is to identify, certify and group together competent and professional maritime inspectors in order to better meet the needs of boaters and insurers in Quebec.


The role of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is to be the essential source of technical information for the international maritime industry. We develop product safety standards, accreditations, education, training and other tools to prepare our members for success.

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Contact us

By phone at 514 793-4554 ou 418 831-2296

By email at

You can also complete the section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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