Bugher Marine Services, LLC.
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Cell: 609 558-9932




Blair W. Bugher, SAMS® AMS®
Resume & Affiliations


Marine Surveys by Bugher Marine Services, LLC Blair Bugher is the president and owner of Bugher Marine Services, LLC.  He attended Mercer County Community College, Rutgers University and Trenton State College, studying engineering and industrial education.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Trenton State, with a teaching license - industrial arts.

A small sampling of postgraduate experience has included ongoing SAMS continuing education of at least 60 CE units per AMS renewal period; electrical systems design; OSHA and nuclear safety training; marine corrosion; marine surveying accreditation; USCG Merchant Marine Officer Captains License (OUPV 100 ton/100 miles near coastal, 50 ton masters inland, commercial towing endorsement); ABYC standards training (ABYC Standards Accreditation 2002 & 2006); gas and diesel engine operation; yacht donations/appraisals; and moisture investigations.

Mr. Bugher performs speaking/training presentations for yacht clubs, power squadrons and other organizations. Mr. Bugher has provided captain's services; and provided and overseen maintenance and upgrades for a 50' to 70' series of private yachts for a local family.

Mr. Bugher worked ten years in the USCG Auxiliary including two years as flotilla commander, and taught the Boating Skills and Seamanship course for many years.

Personal and corporate affiliations include active memberships in
  • SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Blair Bugher-AMS®),
  • SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers)
  • IAMI (International Association of Marine Investigators)
  • ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)
  • MTA-NJ (Marine Trades Association of New Jersey)
  • BOAT/US Membership, Technical Information Exchange and Recommended Surveyor


We maintain reference standards including necessary sections of USCG/DOT Rules, CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), ABYC Standards and Recommended Practices, Boat US and IAMI technical exchange newsletters, plus marine and conventional engineering reference standards. Our appraisal reference library uses current market evaluations of actual pricing via Soldboats.com, and also includes ABOS, BUC, NADA, and Powerboat Guide.

Bugher Marine Services was featured on TLC channel cable TV. Articles written by Blair Bugher have been published in boating magazines, and Bugher Marine Services has been hired by clients including: a museum branch of the Smithsonian Institute; a major builder of large luxury yachts; numerous insurance companies; financing companies; and of course many satisfied private individuals. Please see our "Publications & Legal Proceedings" page for more information.

In addition to thousands of personal/individual clients, our notable profession client list includes: ACE/Chubb Insurance Group; Daimler Chrysler/Debis Financial; The National Canal Museum (Div. of Smithsonian Institute); Goetz, Fitzpatrick, Most & Bruckman, LLP; Travelers Insurance; Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom, Inc.; Shore Pt. Marina & Yacht Sales; Sun Trust Bank; Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young; Kimmel & Silverman P.C.; Staten Island Yacht Sales; RLI Insurance; Campisano Marine, Bay Marine Agency; Boat Safe Insurance; White & Williams, LLP; Carton & Rudnick; Jonathan Rudnick LLC; Addonizio & Pappa; Old United/Vantage Casualty; Boat U.S.; M&T Bank; National Liquidators; Carver/Marquis Yachts; American Modern Insurance, MarineMax and Green Cove Marina.

Contact us today for a free discussion, quotation and brochure on the services we offer.



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