Knox Marine

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2015 Yacht Claims Conference
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Stephen Knox, CMS

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Stephen Knox, AMS

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Stephen Knox, ASA

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Stephen Knox, CMI 


Knox Marine Consultants is a marine survey firm specializing in damage survey and investigation. The company has four surveyors in three offices:

Steve Knox, SAMS-AMS, NAMS-CMS, Richmond, Virginia

Bill Patterson, SAMS-AMS, Richmond, Virginia

Val Lippa, SAMS-AMS, Norfolk, Virginia

Doug Alling, SAMS-SA, Charleston SC

Our four surveyors have almost one hundred years combined marine experience, and almost fifty years combined surveying experience. Knox Marine provides damage survey services throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. With Bill Patterson taking more of the damage survey workload in central Virginia, Steve Knox has been more available to travel to large claim assignments in other parts of the country and devote more of his time to expert assignments for attorneys.

Steve Knox, the company president and principal surveyor, investigates boating accidents throughout the eastern United States. He also provides expert assistance in cases involving the construction or repair of pleasure boats, such as warranty claims. Steve, a long time marine surveyor, is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is one of about a dozen marine surveyors in the country certified as an Accredited Senior Appraiser. He was one of the first Certified Marine Investigators in the country.

For more than twenty years, the company has sponsored an annual Yacht Claims Conference. Click the button on the left for more information about the next conference. Knox Marine also provides in-house training for our insurance company clients on a variety of boat related topics.

Give us a call. If can’t provide exactly the right combination of skills for your claim/case, we will refer you to the right person – without charge.