Christian & Co and Kells Christian have been working on your safety and the seaworthiness of your vessel since 1995.

Kells is one of the most professional San Diego marine surveyors. He is an accredited San Diego marine surveyor with over 26 years of experience in the field.

Kells Christian is the Regional Director of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).
What makes Kells Christian one of the best San Diego marine surveyors is his dedication to continued training and monitoring of current regulations, industry trends, and market conditions.
In addition, Kells Christian is a member of many other industry organizations.


  • American Boat & Yachting Council Standards Accreditation (A.B.Y.C.)
  • A.B.Y.C. Extensive continuing education, including SAMS and NAMS regional, national and international symposiums, ABYC training programs, IBEX (International Boatbuilding Exposition) conferences, etc.
  • Vessel Fire Fighting Certificate (United States Coast Guard Approved), Pyrotechnical Institute Inc.
  • Lifeboat Competency Certificate, United States Coast Guard
  • Diesel Engine Service Training, Caterpillar
  • Insurance Adjusters License (#2819521), State of California
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captains License, Vessels up to 50 gross tons and Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Kells Christian's MEMBERSHIP

  • American Boat and Yachting Council
  • San Diego Port Tenants Association
  • Marine Underwriters of Southern California
  • San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association
  • International Association of Marine Investigators
  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, AMS #301, Regional Director and current member
  • Cook Islands Flag State Surveyor #94
  • Surveyor for San Diego Unified Port District


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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
National Association of Marine Surveyors