Professional Bio Evan has served the maritime trades industry and marine insurance sector for near 20 years. Prior to surveying vessels, he worked as a commercial marine underwriter for Marine MGA, holding the pen for NAS and Swiss Re evaluating a great diversity of maritime risks: Boats, Marinas, Marine Contractors, Regional Boat Builders, Boat Dealers and Marine Survey Outfits. Following the sale of the company he joined Liberty Mutual Insurance where he performed a variety of roles inclusive of approving watercraft policies. After earning promotion twice, Evan went on to perform project management roles with other insurance carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Homesite and American Family. He founded East Coast Marine surveyors in 2014, although operations are currently inactive. Evan currently works exclusively for Chubb Insurance company as a senior marine underwriter. There, he approves vessel surveys and evaluates risk unique to a broad spectrum of yacht and small craft.
Evan's formal training includes American Institute Ocean and Inland marine courses (AMIM 121, 122), as well as AICPCU marine underwriter courses. Evan completed his master's program with a final project on the construction and outfitting of a fiberglass sailboat. He is a graduate of Navtech and has earned the Accredited Master Marine Surveyor (AMMS) designation, recognized by the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU). He also completed Swiss Re Academy's Marine certificate program in Zurich with studies around: yacht insurance, cargo, hulls and marine liabilities. Evan is recognized as a qualified independent vessel surveyor by the United States Surveyors Association (USSA) in Fort Myers, FL and International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) in London. Personal Bio Nowadays, Evan remains an avid waterman who enjoys sailing, surfing and coastal sea kayaking. A long time resident of Portsmouth, NH he has roots dating 4 generations to Portland Maine's waterfront. Evan has logged thousands of nautical miles, crewing aboard a diverse fleet in both regattas and deliveries. Living in New England with Greek shipping roots, he typically does not allow the change of seasons or adverse weather to prevent good times on the water. It is quite common to see Evan frostbiting a home built Cape Cod Frosty Sailboat in Portsmouth's Fleet #9 throughout the Winter months.
His love affair with boats dates back to childhood, designing, constructing and piloting various RC models with aspirations of becoming a naval architect. Raised on a family powerboat Evan learned to sail by age eleven (11). He spent Summers working as a CIT for a sailing school and was a founding member of the LWSA youth sailing club, which was a pocket of Laser sailors in district 7. During these years, he was also presented a presidential sports award for his commitment and dedication to the sport of sailing. Evan went on to race 420s as a member of his high school team and spent a Semester at Sea aboard the 131' sailing ship "Harvey Gamage." Shortly after gradating Bentley University, Evan co-purchased a 27' J-boat with his brother. Ownership taught valuable lessons, at a relatively young age, in the art of maintaining: rigging, sails, lines, DC electrical systems, and small auxiliary engine. The boat provided years of enjoyment, quality time with friends and family, as well as a humbling perspective on the amount of time, money and dedication required to commission and operate an even modestly sized vessel.