Pascoe has performed over 5,000 marine surveys, both pleasure
craft and commercial.
was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he began training as a marine
surveyor with his father's firm of Lovell, Pascoe & Botton
at the age of sixteen. There, he trained in pleasurecraft
and commercial marine, as well as general insurance adjusting
in the years 1965 through 1972. He gained experience with
yachts, cargo - including commodities, and bulk cargoes -
as well as CGL and seaman's injury claims. In 1971 he was
appointed as a Correspondent to the American Institute of
Marine Underwriters and was certified by the National Association
of Marine Surveyors in 1973.
firm opened a Fort Lauderdale office where he was transferred
in 1972 and developed a specialization in yachts. He spent
several years as an Official Measurer for the North American
Yacht Racing Union and then spent two years studying with
the Westlawn School of Yacht Design. He crewed extensively
on the ocean racing circuit, including the notable maxi-racers
WINDWARD PASSAGE and SOUTHERN STAR.
his major construction projects were the supervision of the
106' Denison "ASTRA DEE," the 96' Broward "FELICITY"
and 98' Custom yacht "BLACK SHEEP." In addition,
he has been involved with refits on numerous smaller boats
work has led to extensive travels throughout the U.S. Bahamas,
Caribbean, South America and most recently to Japan and the
Pacific Rim where he performed survey work for a major Japanese
Pascoe has been a guest lecturer at Florida International
University on the subject of marine surveying in 1989 and
1990 and is the author of many magazine articles over the
years. He traveled to Japan in 1993 at the invitation of Nippon
Ocean Racing Committee (NORC), where he gave an address titled
"Marine Surveying in the U.S."
is a former South Atlantic Regional Vice President of the
National Association of Marine Surveyors.
Pascoe is the author and publisher of books "Surveying
Fiberglass Power Boats" (2001), "Buyers' Guide to
Outboard Boats" (2002), "Mid Size Power Boats"
(spring 2003) and "Marine Investigations" (2005).
"Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats" 2nd Edition was
published September 2005.
In 2012, David
Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.