Anchor Marine Survey, LLC

1705 Perseus Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA
We have been a family owned, full time and full service marine surveying firm since 1979. Based on our credentials, training and experience, our reports are accepted by insurance companies as well as banks and other financial institutions. We are regularly recommended by some of the largest insurance companies and hired to inspect vessels on behalf of their customers. We are proud of our client base, locally and abroad who rely on us for their marine surveying needs and our happy to recommend us. We are members of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors & American Boat and Yacht Council with these organizations, we are committed to enhancing the profession of marine surveying, avoiding prejudice and conflict of interest and maintaining professional independence. We believe in the importance of staying abreast of the latest technology in the marine industry and participate in continuing education classes throughout the country. With years of vessel design, repair and inspection experience and training, Anchor Marine Surveying provides the technical, professional and hands on expertise to fully inspect and examine your vessel. We are here to protecting the safety and investment of those who employ us to survey the vessel in which they have or are about to invest much time, money, labor and love. If you would like more information about our services, please call us at 410-463-2909, or send us an e-mail at or We will personally and promptly answer your questions or schedule your survey.

Company Staff

Chuck Wiley
Chuck Wiley, Founder retired as a Certified Marine Surveyor with the National Association of Accredited Marine Surveyors and an Accredited Marine Surveyor with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors after turning the helm over to Karen. Chuck founded Anchor Marine in 1979. Chuck designed and built yachts with his Dad in Oxford, Maryland at the Wiley Shipyard (known as Cutts and Case these days). Chuck was a US Merchant Marine and sailed the world in that capacity. He attended the Westlawn School of Naval Architecture before becoming the Superintendent of Nevins Yacht Yard in the 1950's. He owned Ulmer Sails in Annapolis with his wife Beryl Ulmer Wiley. Chuck was in the Naval Reserves and taught at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Karen Wiley
Merchant Mariner
Karen grew up in the family boatyard. She was constantly on the water during her childhood. Karen's first paid job was at a neighborhood boatyard, as well as the unpaid labor at the family boatyard and sail loft. Within a week of graduation she joined the Maryland State Police where her career spanned 22 years and numerous assignments across the State. Being a detail oriented person with a tenacious attitude, she specialized in investigations for most of her State Police career. Even before retirement, Karen inspected boats with her dad, Chuck. Karen holds a 50 ton USCG Merchant Mariner (Captain) credential and is rated for sailing and towing. In her spare time, Karen races sailboats and Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes and enjoys fishing and boating. Her family has been sailing worldwide for generations. Her daughter, Kate is a knowledgeable seaman and helps with the business when not at school or traveling. Haus is pretty worthless but he is great company.