SAMS® – Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® – Accredited Marine Surveyor® #836

IAMI – International Association of Marine Investigators – Certified Marine Investigator



Full-time Marine Surveyor since 2002.

Performed over 1100 Condition and Valuation Surveys.

Performed over 1400 Damage Claim Investigations.



2002 – Present

President, Larry Goodson, Marine Surveyor, Inc. (Portland, OR)

Yacht and Small Craft Survey Inspections. Insurance Claim Investigation. Expert Witness Testimony in Marine Litigation.


2000 – 2001

Electronics Production Manager – Custom Interface, Inc. (Bingen, WA)


1994 – 2000

Circumnavigation. Logged over 30,000 miles at sea. (Worldwide)


1989 – 1994

Pier 39 Marina, Harbor Patrol, Marina Dock and Electrical Maintenance (San Francisco, CA)


1986- 1989

Cruising World Yachts, Nor Cal, Mariner Boat Yard: Boat Yard Technician, including composite fiberglass reinforced plastic reconstruction, sailboat rigging, etc. (Alameda, CA)



SAMS® Regional, National and International Symposiums

ABYC Training Seminars (American Boat & Yacht Council)

IAMI Training Seminars (International Association of Marine Investigators)

Firefighting Courses (United States Coast Guard approved)



Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (since 2002)

American Boat & Yacht Council (since 2002)

International Association of Marine Investigators (since 2005)