Salish Nautical Services‚Äč



steve Hayes


mission statement


We aim to provide a quality, professional, ethical marine survey. As a surveyor I work for the person who hires me, it is my job to protect their interest. My survey findings, condition of the vessel is shared only with the hiring party.

                    INSPECTING WITH PASSION

Call 360-720-3420


meet our team


Hello, I am Steve Hayes. SAMS,AMS.

My career started in aviation as an A&P mechanic (15 yrs). I also earned an IA (inspector Authorization) from the FAA. I worked for Raytheon Aerospace for 9 years. After moving to the pacific northwest in 1988, I choose to stay here and that brought me into the construction trade, I operated my own contracting business for 14 years. During that time I worked towards getting my captains license and worked for a marine salvage and rescue company. Being on the water was a paramount reason to live here. That meant owning and maintaining boats. I have owned both wood and fiberglass vessels of power and sail. I have sent myself to classes and studied many manuals/books on boat maintenance. I have passes ABYC testing for Standards and Marine Electrical. Since 2010 my goal was to become a marine surveyor and I continue to educate myself to that end. In 2012 I was accepted into the Society of Marine Surveyors (SAMS) as a surveyors associate. 

 My surveys have always been accepted by the insurance industry, as they are neat, professional and accurate.

I am a licensed captain with a 100 ton rate. I worked for Vessel Assist N.W. as a tow captain and am on call for oil spill response with Global Marine. Worked as deckhand for Guemes Island Ferry. I am dedicated to safety and the well being of the marine industry, and a clean environment.