Professional Bio Evan has provided sound mind and rudder within the maritime industry and marine insurance sector for over 20 years. Prior to surveying vessels, he worked as a commercial marine underwriter for Marine MGA, holding the pen for NAS and Swiss Re where his portfolio included a great diversity of commercial and recreational marine risks: vessels, marinas, boat builders, marine contractors, cargo, stevedoring and inland marine exposures. Evan analyzed, underwrote as well as aided claims adjustment within this niche portfolio.
Evan's formal training includes both American Institute Ocean and Inland marine courses (AMIM 121, 122), as well as AICPCU marine underwriter continuing education 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 is trained in the practice of USCG and ABYC standards for inspection of vessels. Evan 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.
Following the sale of Marine MGA Evan took a brief absence from the industry, completed his MBA, and worked for companies such as: Liberty Mutual, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Homesite and American Family Insurance as a project management professional.
During these years, he came to realize life was better around boats and formed East Coast Marine Surveyors in 2014 to offer condition and valuation (C&V) reports for the local community. Shortly after the company's founding, however, Evan was offered a Senior Marine Underwriter position with Chubb Insurance company. He accepted this opportunity and now approves vessel surveys and manages a large portfolio of boat and yacht business. To that end, East Coast Marine Surveyor's operations are currently inactive to avoid any conflict of interest.
Personal Bio Nowadays, Evan remains an avid waterman who enjoys sailing, surfing and coastal sea kayaking. He and his wife cruise on their J-24 out of southern Maine and are members of the Kittery Point Yacht Club. Evan is a longtime resident of Portsmouth, NH with roots dating 4 generations to Portland Maine's waterfront. He has logged thousands of nautical miles, crewing aboard a diverse fleet in both regattas and deliveries. As a New Englander of Greek shipping heritage he does not allow the change of seasons or adverse weather to prevent good times on the water. It is quite common to see Evan campaigning a home built Cape Cod Frosty sailing dinghy throughout the Winter months.