Patrick B. Gerber, SAMS® AMS®

My fascination with both power and sail boats began as a young man on the lakes of Northern Michigan and the inland water ways and oceans off the coast of North Carolina. My interest in the marine industry began while I was in College. In the summers I worked for Doyle Sails in Traverse City, Michigan. This was a start to now having spent the last 12 years involved in the marine industry.

After college I was a Captain of a 50ft sailboat for an adventure sailing program in the British Virgin Islands. That led me into becoming a Sailing instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Baja, Mexico. After these great experiences and time spent working for both Doyle and Quantum sails I took an opportunity to work overseas in New Zealand for Doyle Sails. This culminated with an experience of a lifetime when I spent 8 weeks delivering a yacht across the Pacific Ocean. I then returned to Northern Michigan where I now reside with my wife and two children.

It is with the know how that all of these jobs and experiences have given me, in addition to completing the yacht and small craft survey course through Chapman School of Seamanship that I look forward to serving you and your marine survey needs.