Evan J Sideris MBA, AMMS, MIIMS Principal Marine Surveyor
Professional Bio Evan has served the maritime trades industry and marine insurance sector for near 20 years. Prior to surveying vessels, Evan worked as a commercial marine underwriter for Marine MGA, holding the pen for NAS and Swiss Re evaluating a great diversity of maritime risks. Following the sale of the company he joined Liberty Mutual Insurance and went on to perform project management roles with other insurance carriers. East Coast Marine Surveyors, LLC was founded in 2014 and operations are currently inactive. Evan is presently employed with Chubb / ACE American insurance company as a senior recreational marine underwriter. There, he approves vessel surveys and underwrites a broad spectrum of yacht and small craft.
His formal training includes both American Institute Ocean and Inland marine courses (AMIM 121, 122), as well as various AICPCU marine underwriter continuing education courses. Evan completed his master's program with a final project submitted 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, which is recognized by the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU). There, Evan completed courses on: large yacht structures, accident and fraud investigation, cargo, inspection of fishing vessels and commercial ABS. 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. He and his wife are long time residents of Portsmouth, NH with 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: Stuart Knockabouts, a Little Harbor 50, J-22, J-24, J-80, J-27, S2 9.1, Tartan 30, Sabre 34, Mark Lindsay Taylor 40, and even the America’s Cup 12 meter “Gleam” a historic 1930s contender. 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. Evan was raised on a family powerboat and 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, Evan was also presented a presidential sports award for his commitment and dedication to the sport of sailing. He 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." While in college, Evan also financed the co-purchase (with his brother) of a 27' J-boat. Ownership of the boat taught valuable lessons, at a relatively young age, in the art of maintaining: rigging, sails, lines, DC electrical systems, sea cocks, batteries, instruments, hardware and small auxiliary engine. She 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.
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