Charlie Gruetzner, an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) affiliated with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, holds a USCG Masters license with a Sail Endorsement. In addition, Capt Gruetzner has many years of boating experience in both power and sailboats along the Eastern Seaboard.
He has completed his marine surveying education through years of practical experience by working on and owning both power and sail boats. In addition, he is a graduate of the Chapman School of Seamanship Yacht and Small Craft surveying program as well as the Fundamentals of the Damage and Claim Survey course offered there. He has also taken numerous courses from the American Boat and Yacht Council, and Professional Boatbuilder Magazine, First Marine Insurance and the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. The course titles include such vital topics as Metal Corrosion in Boats, Advanced Fuel Systems, Diesel Engines, and Marine Systems in Boats. He has attended numerous regional, national, and international conferences on marine surveying. He also a certified infrared thermographer. When utilizing an infrared camera during a marine survey it can uncover a number of issues traditional surveying techniques will not.
Capt. Gruetzner also has written articles for a number of boating magazines as well as being available as a speaker on a variety of marine related issues.
He has been a certified scuba instructor since 1971 logging over 6500 dives. He is currently a Scuba Schools International Dive Control Specialist Instructor teaching both basic and advanced diving courses