Naval Architect & Principal Surveyor
Certified Marine Surveyor, NAMS

We hired Jack Hornor to conduct a survey on a multi hull we considered buying in 2007. As novice sailors, we knew we needed someone with considerable experience and also someone who had integrity and patience to counsel us. We did not buy the boat but we never regretted our near miss. His survey and advice saved us many, many thousands of dollars (OK, at least $100,000) and gave us the grounding we needed for the next boat we consider buying.

According to his Web site, Hornor grew up on the shores of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York and following college and military service began his career as an apprentice marine surveyor and marine loss adjuster in 1971. Since, Hornor has continually served recreational boat owners, buyers, builders and insurers. He is a graduate of Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology with a diploma in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Small Craft Design.

Hornor is a “Standards Accredited” member of the American Boat and Yacht Council, a “Certified” member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a member of the Society of Boat and Yacht Designers and has been “Accredited” by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors. He is the Central Atlantic Regional Vice President of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, member of the Board of Directors of American Boat and Yacht Council, Member of the Marine Industry Technical Educational Council and a past Chairman (Chesapeake Chapter) and Board of Directors member of the Society of Boat & Yacht Designers.

In addition to his duties at Marine Survey & Design Co., Hornor has been the Project Naval Architect for the restoration of the steam tug Baltimore being restored by the Baltimore Industrial Museum. He has been a contributing writer for SpinSheet, Chesapeake Bay, Offshore, Sailing, Marine Business and Boat/US magazines. Jack regularly contributes evaluations of power and sailboat models to the Boat/U.S. Web Site and has been a technical adviser to the Foundation for Boating Safety.