Captain Frank Lanier is a 28 year Coast Guard veteran and SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in the marine and diving industry. He holds a 100GT masters license, is an FCC licensed electronics technician and a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer. He's captained and maintained vessels ranging from dive boats to passenger ferries in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and South Pacific and has over 15 years of liveaboard experience aboard both power and sailing vessels.  He's also an author, public speaker, and multiple award winning journalist whose articles on seamanship, marine electronics, vessel maintenance and consumer reports appear regularly in numerous marine publications, such as BoatUS Magazine, Practical Sailor Magazine, Southern Boating, SEA Magazine, Boating World, Lakeland Boating and Australian Yachting.

 


Surveying the 1903 Friendship Sloop INTEGRITY


Serving as an Innovation Award Judge at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show


Ultrasonic Testing a Steel Hull


Surveying the National Oceanic & Atmospheric hydrographic ship RUDE


Inspecting the hull of the former presidential yacht, SEQUOIA