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About Us

Kevin R. Bache

Kevin R. Bache has been a full time marine surveyor since 1994. He also has been a Senior Instructor at the Chapman's School of Seamanship, and coauthored "Fundamentals of Damage and Claims Survey" in 2003.

Kevin has operated Bache Marine Consulting since 1994 and has worked as supervisor on projects involving major mechanical, systems and structural repair and restoration of wood and fiberglass power and sailboats. Duties included customer contact, pre repair inspections, job estimating, job coordination, lamination, mechanical and systems repairs/ upgrades and photo documentation. He has also performed loss control and on-site damage surveys and negotiated repair prices in Ohio and Michigan for yacht and small craft claims on behalf of insurance companies.



Bache Marine Consulting Sandusky, Ohio
Principal Surveyor - January 1994 to present
Conduct prepurchase, pre-sale and insurance/loan underwriting inspections on wood, aluminum and fiberglass powerboats and sailboats up to 126 feet. Perform loss control, claims investigation and damage surveys for major pleasure boat and yacht underwriters. Consulting for mechanical and structural failure analysis, corrosion analysis, complex repairs and litigation support.

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Marine Survey &
Damage Appraisal
Established 1994

Offering Damage and Claims Surveys, Claim Investigation, Litigation Support as well as Technical Service & Support for Marine Insurance Companies

Damage Inspection and Claims Surveys
These are performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.

A Marine Surveyor’s Code of Ethics

"For the benefit of all parties at interest, let it be known that a Marine Surveyor does not take sides in any issue.

Our mission is to sight and question where necessary, sufficient to reach a conclusion in all cases assigned and to file an accurate report of same, regardless of who is helped or who is hurt. We are neither for or against anyone.

We don’t make the conditions whatever, we only search for and report them. We stand ready at all times to defend our findings."

Capt. Tom Corley, 1908-2001 Used with permission


Bache Marine Consulting
PO Box 756
Sandusky, OH 44871-0756