Capt. Nolenoffice 443-350-3447



“Capt’n Joyce is now an ABYC Certified Technician in both ABYC Standards & ABYC Systems.
As a member of SAMS, there is a 60 credit minimum of Continuing Education Credits for every 5 years after becoming an Accredited Marine Surveyor.
Cap’n Nolen accumulated 102 Credits for the last 5 year window which is well Above & Beyond the required Continuing Education Requirements.  As a former educator herself, she takes continuing education very seriously!  “The marine industry is always revolving and we must revolve with it or get lost in the other guys wake” say Cap’n Joyce.
Cap’n Joyce is now or has mentored 5 associate surveyors of which 2 have achieved AMS status with SAMS.  By sharing her experience and education with fellow surveyors, she feels she is bettering the marine surveying industry and helping to keep the waterfront communities safe.
Cap’n Nolen continues to survey out of two offices; Maryland & Delaware.  Now having over 28 years of experience as a full time marine surveyor, she will take care of your boat surveying and consultation needs.”

Nolen's Marine Surveying strives to continue the age old art of finding a vessel sound. Using state of the art instruments to aid in the process, Nolen's will give  you a complete report on your vessel/potential vessel with the most precise findings possible. Please look around our site for valuable information concerning different types of surveys as well as boating information.

Two Locations

Nolen's Marine Surveying offers two locations to better serve the boating communities of Maryland,  Delaware and BEYOND.

 Call 443-350-3447


  • Captain Joyce has been a member in Good Standing with ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Counsel) and SAMS (The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) since 1996. 
  • JOYCE NOLEN, AMS #754 Yacht & Small Craft Designation
  • Capt. Nolen has been accredited with SAMS since 2002.
  • For more information about Nolen’s Marine Surveying, please call Capt. Joyce at 443-350-3447 or nms@captnolen.com.
  • For more information about ABYC’s Standards Accreditation course and other ABYC educational programs, call 410-956-1050.
  • We endeavor to have all survey reports to the customer within 48 hours of the initial inspection.
  • Capt. Nolen goes "BEYOND THE OBVIOUS" while inspecting your boat.
  • “Cap’n Joyce is now an ABYC Certified Technician in both ABYC Standards & ABYC Systems.
  • Captain Nolen holds a Master's Mariner license which provides opportunities for on-boat-training and vessel deliveries.

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