Marine Survey Masters, Daniel R. DeHart, SAMS® AMS®, Houston, Texas Marine Survey Masters
Houston, Texas, USA
Serving The US South East

Daniel R. DeHart, SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor and Insurance Adjuster
Cell: 281-222-0343

About Us
Daniel R. DeHart is a highly qualified and licensed Adjuster, all lines, with over 30 years of service to underwriters worldwide.

He founded and managed well known Marine & Energy Surveying and Adjusting firm for 15 years.

He has been a Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor/Adjuster for last 10 years. He is an acknowledged expert, consultant and business strategist who builds long-term customer relationships worldwide:
  1. Started and built multinational company with 25 employees and offices in Houston and London.
  2. Rendered services for 100+ companies in 49 countries worldwide.
  3. Known worldwide as expert in industry by major clients for over 20 years on insurance policy coverage issues.
  4. Recognized by worldwide energy insurers, including Lloyds of London, as a top insurance adjuster for over 20 years.
  5. For 20 years, involved in many of largest and most historically significant Energy/Marine Casualties occurring worldwide.
  6. Experienced in the handling Yacht & Small Craft Claims for underwriters since 1970.
  7. Recently worked for Continental Airlines as Hull Claims Manager, and an internet Insurance Salvage Website.
  8. Advanced Xactimate 24 Certified CAT Property Adjuster, 11 storms worked 2004-2008, also handling Yacht Claims.
  9. Extensive global travel - 49 countries visited, over 4,000 casualties handled.
  10. USPAP Compliant - All analyses, opinions and conclusions were developed, and reports are prepared, in conformity with current (2018-2019) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Licensed Adjuster - Type 01, State of Texas. 1972-2013
Licensed Insurance Agent, State of Texas, 2010-2013
Former Certified FEMA Adjuster
US Coast Guard Licensed Master - 200 Tons with Aux.Sail Endorsement. (expired)
Former Yeoman, Mate and Skipper, Houston Mariners Club. Served on Seminar Planning Committee, 1966 - 1969.
Page, US House of Representatives, 1964 - 1965.

Professional Experience
  • Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor & Adjuster, Dan DeHart & Co., Marine Survey Masters , Houston, TX 1998 - Present Handling Yacht Hull, Marina Operators PD & Liability and other Marine Claims and worked briefly for Continental Airlines as Hull Claims Manager ( present on 9/11). Worked 11 storms including Hurricanes "Ivan", "Katrina", "Rita" and "Wilma"and "Ike" as a CAT Property Adjuster and Yacht Surveyor and Adjuster from Texas to Florida. Performing Yacht and Small Craft Insurance Damage Surveys and Condition & Valuation Surveys since 1998.

  • Chairman of the Board and President, DeHart, Hopkins & Rodriguez, Inc., Houston, TX (see below) 1990 - 1998 President and Chief Executive Officer, Tynan & DeHart International, Inc., Houston, TX 1985 - 1990 Started company to provide worldwide energy adjusting services; grew to 8 employees. Provided services for major clients in energy and marine losses, with claims up to $75 million. In 1990, acquired Tynan's interest and continued operations with new partners and renaming firm DeHart, Hopkins & Rodriguez, Inc. Opened office in London; 25 employees company wide.

  • Vice President, Noble Denton & Associates, London, UK / Houston, TX 1982 - 1985 Recruited by London-based marine surveying and engineering firm to start an energy adjusting operation.

  • Energy Claims Adjuster and Marine Surveyor, Matthews-Daniel Company, Houston, TX 1979 - 1982 Managed claims including control of well, onshore/offshore property and rig physical damage, construction, pollution, liability etc.

  • Adjuster, Crawford & Company / Highlands Insurance Company 1969 - 1979 Obtained initial knowledge of broad range of coverages and claims.

  • Personal: Married, two children, Excellent health, experienced first responder to disasters, etc. Avid yachtsman (power and sail), above average computer and organizational skills.

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