Capt. G.W. Full & Associates was started over 30 years ago by Capt. "Giffy" Full, NAMS-CMS. He was later joined by Capt. Paul Haley, NAMS-CMS. We survey vessels of fiberglass, wood, steel and aluminum.

The firm performs pre-purchase condition surveys which encompass a complete and thorough examination of the boat to determine its condition and seaworthiness. We also perform Condition and Valuation ("C&V") inspections for financial institutions and the insurance industry as well as damage claim investigations. In addition, appraisals are performed for the purpose of donation, litigation, and estate settlement.

We perform as consultants for on-going repair projects, construction projects and projects involving restoration of vintage vessels. These have included "PRINCIPIA" owned by the Independence Seaport Museum, "ADVENTURE" a 120" Gloucester fishing schooner owned by the Gloucester Adventure, "SHERMAN ZWICKER" a 130" Nova Scotia Fishing Schooner owned by the Grand Banks Schooner Museum, and the "MAYFLOWER".

Some of the other vintage vessels that the firm has surveyed are the "USS CONSTITUTION", Capt. Cousteou's "CALYPSO", the steamer "TICONDEROGA" for the Shelburn Museum and the "BILL OF RIGHTS" for the Los Angeles Maritime Institute.

Capt. Full and Capt. Haley have both been appointed as "Recognized Wood Expert" by Lloyds Register of Shipping. Both Capt. Full and Capt. Haley have taught wood boat surveying for the WoodenBoat School of Brooklin, ME. Both are active members of NAMS, (National Association of Marine Surveyors), and carry the designation of Certified Marine Surveyor. Capt. Haley is approved by CAP (Conservation Assessment Program) of the Heritage Preservation program as a Conservator/Assessor.