Kristoffer A. Diel SAMS® AMS® | Principal Marine Surveyor | (504) 236-8151 |

Marine Experience


2000 – PRESENT
*Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®, Executive Vice President – 2020
*Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®, Vice President for Testing – 2013-2019
*Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®, Gulf Regional Director – 2010-2013
SAMS® – Accredited Marine Surveyor® #870
International Association of Marine Investigators – Certified Marine Investigator #77
US Coast Guard Auxiliary – Instructor, Vessel Examiner, Flotilla 081-04-04

1993 – 2000
General Manager, of Pedro Miguel Boat Club (Panama) a non-profit Small Craft Repair Facility & International Yacht Club in the middle of the Panama Canal
Served as US Embassy point of contact for US Nationals
SSCA point of contact in Panama
Designed & rebuilt 7200 square foot structure for Club expansion; directed, in Spanish, yacht repair workforce

1991 – 1993
Overseas Cruising to Central & South America (San Francisco to S. America) on private yacht

1988 – 1991
Restoration Enterprises, Inc. (San Francisco)
Co-Founder, License holder, General Manager & CFO of disaster reconstruction management firm (insured disaster prevention & remediation).

1985 – 1988
Sr. Estimator / Ops Mgr. S.O.S. International (San Francisco)
Reconstruction of historical buildings, insured disasters, and hazardous waste remediation worldwide.

1980 – 1985
Owner/Manager, DIELCO (New Orleans)
Construction Logistics Management

“A wise man once told me everything you do in life prepares & equips you for the present moment. My years as a Marine Surveyor are extended & enhanced by previous work & employment. He was not only wise, he was right.”


Accredited Marine Surveyor® #870
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®)
Certified Marine Investigator-1 #77
International Association of Marine Investigators

University of Oregon – BS Cartography

SAMS® Regional Director- Mexico & US Gulf Region
SAMS® V.P. Testing
SAMS® Secretary/Treasurer
SAMS® Vice President
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
District 8CR Assistant District Staff Officer – Marine Safety
Division 04 Staff Officer – Marine Safety
2009 – 2010 Flotilla Commander
Vessel Examiner

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Specialty Courses
Marine Environmental Education Specialist PQS
ICS 100, 200, 210, 240, 250, 700, 800

American Boat Yacht Council – Standards Accredited

Chapman School Stuart, Florida
– Yacht and Small Craft Survey – 2002 – (First in Class)
– Damage & Joint Field Surveying – 2005-2015

Continuing Education – University & Correspondence
Diesel Engines, Mechanical Engineering, Naval (Yacht) Architecture, Admiralty & International Law, Rigging, Accident Investigation, Marine Insurance, HVAC, Cargo Stowage, Yacht Claims