Marine Surveys by Shiver Me Timbers, Inc.,  Oriental, North Carolina - Butch Rasmussen, SAMS® AMS® Shiver Me Timbers, Inc.
Marine Surveys & Consulting
Oriental, North Carolina
Call: 252-269-8692

Butch Rasmussen, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
ABYC Master Technician
Serving North Carolina & Surrounding States


About Us
Westsail 32 Meet Butch Rasmussen, founder and owner of Shiver Me Timbers, Inc. An entrepreneur from way back, Butch ran an HVAC company for over 20 years in the residential/commercial industry.

Going sailing was a dream that he had and one day he decided it was time to act. He and his wife Vicki bought a Westsail 32 and he proceeded to refit her to make ready to head out into the deep blue. The refit was done by Butch who read (must have been a thousand) books, studied and then jumped into the project. He replaced all the wiring, plumbing, tankage, rigging, installed a new engine, painted the decks, added custom touches such as a new sea hood, beefed up chain plates, etc. The process was a tremendous learning experience and he found that messing about on a boat is about as much fun as a man could ask for.

Butch's love of boats and sailing evolved into a business. When the wife announced that the funds had run out and that he needed to explore going back to work the thought occurred to him that he could turn his knowledge of the HVACR business into a marine business - thus the birth of Shiver Me Timbers, Inc. After more than a decade of turning wrenches on boats, it was time for a change. Shiver was sold, which allowed the time to do something he had always had an interest in, Marine Surveying.
  • Graduate Chapman's School of Seamanship - Yacht and Small Craft Surveys
  • Graduate Chapman's School of Seamanship - Damage and Claims Surveys
  • ABYC MASTER TECHNICIAN CARRYING THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS
    • ABYC Certified Electrical
    • ABYC Certified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • ABYC Certified Standards
    • Certified Marine Corrosion
  • Awarded CruisAir Service Award
  • Ten years experience as Marine HVACR Technician with hundreds of satisfied clients
  • 30 years sailing/cruising/racing experience
  • Owner of two boats both of which he completely refitted (Westsail 32 and a Tartan 27)

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