The Story Continues

A World-Wide Career of Service

Where we’re going:

Bob started his diving, chartering and working on boats in 1985 and set out on an adventure of a lifetime. Before heading up his chartering company he needed to accomplish a few things, like building a dive boat and getting his Dive Master certificate. To accomplish this, he needed to spend 6 grueling months under the control of PADI Course Director, Gregg Johnson. During this time, he designed and had a 35’ custom dive boat built in Maine which he named Brain Storm I. The boat was trucked across land and launched in Ft. Lauderdale. In December ’85 he was ready to depart Florida for the Caribbean or at least thought he was. For the maiden voyage he needed to hire an experienced Captain to navigate and teach him the art of ocean travel. This entailed the hiring of one “Captain Fu”. That’s another story.

Bob’s boating experience supplies only the best in ocean cruises/racing; chartering; team building; deliveries; surveys; complete vessel re-fit; private boat handling instruction and safety programs, to all types of repairs. Bob participated in Antigua Race Week 1994 winning 2nd place has owned or managed chartering businesses over his career.

Whether you’re buying, insuring or selling a vessel you should always tell the truth and speak for the boat.  All vessels are surveyed based on ABYC Standards and the U.S.C.G. cfr’s.

Remember when you purchased your first boat?  What an experience that was, and the broker just knew a good surveyor that wouldn’t cost you much.  A “Good Surveyor”?  But was he really good or helping the broker sale you a boat?  Was the surveyor working for you or the broker?

Here you are about to buy an investment and you’re going to start cutting corners now?  Did you cut that corner and hire the cheaper surveyor?  

How did that work for you? How many issues were not completely disclosed?

After years of watching and even experiencing less than upscale professional surveyors; I mean surveyors that will survey a boat based on what the client had requested.  We decided that to be a good surveyor, you must speak for the boat, and report your findings.

Our goals are to educate and train, new, as well as existing boat owners how to understand what is important when buying a boat and what can be changed by a new coat of paint.

Captain Bob Edwards, Certified Marine Surveyor and General Manager of Coastal Marine Consultants. He holds a 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard Captain and is a PADI Assistant Instructor AIN-24507. Captain Bob is a member of the Maritime Consortium.


Captain Bob’s diving and boating experience spans over 45 years providing only the best in term charters, while handling all the repairs on his and other charter boats throughout the Caribbean. His passions include diving and sailing. Captain Bob participated in Antigua Race Week 1994 winning 2nd place and has owned or managed chartering businesses throughout the Caribbean. His blue water experience includes crossing the Atlantic from South Africa.

Since 1984 Captain Bob has logged over 60,000 blue water miles covering from Texas to Maine, South Africa, West Coast of Africa, St Helena to South America, Caribbean Islands and the Bahamas. 

He has over 30 years of experience repairing boat of all sizes.

Bob has extensive experience with all manner of power and sailboat work from electrical; replacing hardware to the latest rigging; strengthen soft spots in your deck. He can help you with any project. Bob holds a 100-ton U.S.C.G. Captain license and is a PADI Assist. Instructor. He has logged over 50k blue water miles covering from South Africa; West Coast of Africa; St Helena to South America; Caribbean; New England and the Bahamas. Logging over 2,500 dives reaching depths of 150’; the latest in Japan.

PADI Assistant Instructor

Engineer and Marine Surveyor

TWIC Security Clearance

U.S.C.G. Captain 100-ton Masters – Merchant Marine Officer, since 1985

Trans-Atlantic crossing from South Africa to the Caribbean

Sample Marine Survey

Cherish Each Moment in Life

Always Balance Your Activities in Work and Play… Diving, Boating, Biking and Weightlifting

My Fabulous Wife & My Wonder Dogs Stella & Ziva


Captain Bob diving in Okinawa Japan