Captain John M. Brandes, AMS®
Master Mariner / Marine Surveyor
40+ years experience navigating motor and sailing vessels up to 240 ft. worldwide including numerous transoceanic voyages. Extensive experience with international entrance and exit procedures.
Navigated vessels using Rolls Royce Z-Drive and Alston DP (Dynamic Positioning) Systems.
Marine Systems Design Engineer
Previous projects include design, installation, repair, maintenance and operation of marine electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment.
Complete system design for all electro-mechanical systems in several large yachts up to 140 feet in length.
Marine Surveyor specializing in yachts and small craft and Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®) Member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®).
Licenses and Certifications
USCG Master of Ocean Steam and Motor Vessels of not more than 3000 ITC Tons and Auxiliary Sailing Vessels of not more than 100 gross tons. (Retired 6/15/2011)
STCW Basic Safety
Bridge Resource Management
Able Seaman Unlimited
Radar Observer Unlimited
Basic Marine Firefighting
Advanced Marine Firefighting
ARPA Certification (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid)
GMDSS Certification (Global Maritime Distress Safety System)
ISPS Certification (International Ship Security Officer)
Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®)
Member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®)
Member of ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)
USPAP Certification (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
Experienced in Rolls Royce Z-Drive and Alston DP (Dynamic Positioning) Systems
Electronic Hardware & Software Engineer (Retired)