Murray Kirzinger, B.Sc. Mech. Eng., P. Eng., Afill-IIMS,

internationally certified marine surveyor with a degree in engineering.

Murray is Oceanic’s marine surveyor. He has both, a Professional Qualification in Yacht and Small Craft Marine Surveying and a Professional Qualification in Commercial Ship Surveying, from the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), a globally recognized marine surveying organization headquartered in Porchester, England. He has also expanded this skillset through additional studies with the IIMS, receiving an Advanced Professional Qualification in Marine Surveying. Murray has earned the only advanced diploma awarded by the IIMS in the last five years.

Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors are qualified to survey privately owned vessels up to 24 meters (approximately 79 feet) in length overall (LOA). The commercial ship qualifications Murray has received also allow Oceanic to provide surveys for commecially owned vessels and vessels with an LOA beyond 24 metres.

Murray holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.). In addition to the significant technical knowledge gained during a career as a professional engineer, industry specific experience came through his partnership in a Vancouver-based boat dealership and in a fibreglass manufacturing company that, among many other products, built a line of boats.

Murray has been involved in boating and water sports his whole life. He could launch and load the family runabout single-handedly at 14 and bought his first boat in his twenties. He has a passion for water-skiing, which led to becoming a competitive tournament slalom skier. Approximately twenty years ago Murray expanded his boating horizons from Canada’s prairie lakes to include Canada’s west coast, the US Pacific Northwest, and the Bahamas, where he developed a love for cruising and the challenges of salt water fishing. Murray also volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, a division of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, as Advanced Crew and as his unit’s Maintenance Officer. These related interests are all centered on his passion for life on the water.

Oceanic Yacht Surveys

specializes in motor yachts, powerboats and large sailing yachts offering condition and value (C&V), pre-purchase, insurance, damage, hull condition (FRP) and hull thickness (metal) surveys. 

Oceanic Yacht Surveys is a pre-approved surveyor for Pacific Marine Underwriters, Coast Underwriters, Intact Insurance and Hub International Insurance Brokers. Even if your insurance company is not mentioned here, they will accept an Oceanic survey.

Oceanic Yacht Surveys has an excellent working relationship with Canoe Cove Marina, located on the Saanich Peninsula just north of Sidney. Canoe Cove has a Travelift capable of lifting vessels weighing up to 165,000 lbs, 90 ft LOA and a beam up to 22.5 feet.

Oceanic also has an excellent working relationship with Sea Power Marine, also in Sidney, dealers for Mercury Marine, Caterpillar Marine and Volvo Penta. Sea Power Marine is also a Volvo IPS certified facility.

In addition to marine surveys, Oceanic provides insurance claim services (often in association with damage surveys) and marine accident/incident investigations. We can also find your next yacht with our yacht purchaser’s service, arrange yacht delivery services, provide yacht service management, and are available for marine consulting services.

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