Marine Surveys by Dana C. McLendon Co., Inc., Marine Surveyors, Isle of Palms, South Carolina  - Richard W. Newsome, SAMSĀ® AMSĀ® Dana C. McLendon Co., Inc.
Marine Surveyors
Isle of Palms, (Charleston)
South Carolina, USA

Richard W. Newsome, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor

843 886-3852, Fax 888 338-1404

About Richard W. Newsome, SAMS® AMS®

R.J. Reynolds High School, Winston Salem, NC Graduated 1972
University of North Carolina at Wilmington BS Marine Biology, Graduated 1977
Chapman's School of Seamanship, Stuart, FL Graduated 1995 Small Craft and Yacht Surveying, Alpha Beta Kappa


1975-1976 Professional Mate on sportfishing boats "JO BOY" and "DOWDYS AMUSEMENTS" Oregon Inlet, North Carolina

1995 U.S. Marine Services Charleston, SC a repair company specializing in the repair of damaged yachts. Duties included: Specification of materials and practices used in the repair of vessels, monitoring standards used in the repairs, create documents as required for the projects.

1995 Action Marine Surveys: President from 1995 to 2000, Upon graduation from Chapman's I started my own survey company operating in the yacht and small craft sector. Projects included surveys from Maine to Florida concentrating in: Pre-purchase Condition and Value surveys, Insurance Condition and Value surveys, Insurance claims, Donation surveys and consulting.

2000 Dana C. McLendon Co. LLC. Joined Dana C. McLendon Co. in 2000 as a staff surveyor. Duties included: Container damage surveys, Custom seal audits, Tug and Barge surveys, Heavy Lift projects, Load and Stow surveys, Hazardous Spill response, Expanded Insurance Claim work to Groundings, Collisions, Sinkings and related claims to recreational and commercial vessels.

2001 Passed the Accredited Marine Surveyor test from the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® to earn the Accredited Marine Surveyor® status

2003-2010 Dana C. McLendon Co. Inc. Bought the assets of Dana C. McLendon Co. LLC in 2003, company became Dana C. McLendon Co. Inc. As President of Dana C. McLendon responsibilities included the yacht surveying, damage claims, cargo surveys, ship board damage claims, load and stow surveys, discharge surveys, consulting, commercial vessel surveys. Consulting with underwriters on Marine Accidents.


1998 Commodore of the Inland Sea Sailing Association, Lake Norman, NC
1990 Board of Directors Lake Norman Yacht Club
1997-1998 Rear Commodore Charleston Yacht Club, Charleston, SC
1988 North Carolina State Champion in J-27 Class sailboat
1996 South Atlantic Offshore Champion with Evelyn 32 sailboat
1998 South Atlantic Offshore Champion with Evelyn 32 sailboat
1996 Watch Captain on Beneteau 10 meter "GO" for Wachovia Cup race from Wilmington, NC to Beaufort, NC
1997 Skipper on Beneteau 10 meter "GO" for Wachovia Cup
1995-1999 Four Key West Race Week regattas, twice on Beneteau 10 meter in afterguard, twice on Evelyn 32 as Skipper/Owner
30 yrs. Racing sailboats from day sailors to 45' yachts

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