Nautical Services, Inc., Marine Surveyors, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Dennis Heine, SAMS® AMS® Nautical Services, Inc
Marine Surveyors
Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Dennis Heine, SAMS® AMS®
Accredited Marine Surveyor®
251-979-5006


Serving primarily the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle, to include travel to other States, Regions and Countries as requested. Previous travel experience includes; most U.S states, Australia, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Greece and the Dominican Republic.


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Nautical Services, Inc., Marine Surveyors, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Dennis Heine, SAMS® AMS® All surveys exceed the general requirement for survey standards utilizing ABYC, NFPA standards, as well as USCG CFR’s, and exceed all pre-requisites pertaining to financial and Insurance underwriting requirements.

Dennis Heine SAMS® AMS® has been involved in and around the Marine industry for over Forty years.

Dennis began mentoring under his father who was a Marina/repair yard manager in the 70's, as well as a partner in a marine surveying firm, later to develop and start what was likely the first public high school marine engine program in the country, then ultimately become one of the most dedicated and respected Test Engineers for a world class yacht builder in the country in the 80’s and 90’s.

Dennis inspired to follow in his father's foot-steps growing up in literally a professional marine environment, building and operating family vessels under the mentorship of his Father, and later subsequently interning and apprenticing for several respected south Florida repair yards and later several well-known yacht builders.

Dennis (NSI) has been trained on the job for over forty years, beginning early on working on family boats, subsequently attending college earning a degree, then focusing toward a career in the marine industry on a manufacturing level which began with high end repair yards, and ultimately to U.S yacht builders engaged in every stage of construction as part of an initial apprenticeship.

Initial duties included: General yacht repairs for several south Florida repair yards. Those duties included: Mechanical systems repairs and installations, Electrical systems repairs and installations.

Experienced duties to include: System technician, mechanical and electrical systems installation technician. Mechanical propulsion and peripheral systems design, Mechanical systems construction and installation with a focus on engine room construction, power plant installation and set-up. Mechanical design project engineer, warranty service field co-manager, field manager including warranty and warranty service. New vessel run-outs, systems testing and vessel deliveries.

Today, Dennis Heine (NSI) is a full time SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor® with 15 plus years full time surveying experience, 23 plus years in the marine claims and surveying field specializing in Pre-purchase, Condition & Valuation, Damage/failure analysis, cause of loss survey inspections and Appraisals. Performance/handling and Consulting are generally by-products of Pre-purchase surveys, although can be, and are sometimes expressly engaged in one or the other specifically.

NSI brings years of premier yacht building experience to the survey table, not just classroom training pertaining to the marine industry with multiple acronyms in tow. We have hands-on practical experience in all facets of yacht construction in conjunction with years of surveying experience to provide you with the best service possible.

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