The Veteran Chesapeake Bay-Area Surveyor Participates in Three Seminars

Karen Wiley Alt is our newest instructor for TrawlerFest-Baltimore. The veteran Chesapeake Bay marine surveyor will join the Boat Buyer’s Survival Guide panel, the Cruisers Roundtable panel and will present the seminar What To Look for Before You Call a Surveyor. Uniquely, she also had a full career as a criminal investigator, which doesn’t hurt when your job is looking for flaws.

karen alt with boat

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Karen Wiley Alt grew up at the Wiley Shipyard (sold to Cutts & Case in 1980’s) in Oxford, Maryland. Her first paid job was at an Eastport boatyard. Even as a teenager, Karen had first-hand exposure to how vessels were designed, built, repaired and maintained. Her grandfather, Ralph H. Wiley designed and built yachts and her other grandfather, Charles Ulmer (Ulmer Sails, UK International) designed and built sails. And yes, when Karen was not working at a boat yard she worked on a loft floor or a sewing machine. Both Karen’s parents, Chuck and Beryl Wiley were both famous as sailors and yachtsmen and continued the tradition of a marine family business and a very Chesapeake lifestyle.

Karen had a very full career as a Maryland State trooper specializing in investigations. In 2001 she retired after 22 years as the Assistant Barrack Commander in Annapolis, Maryland. Throughout her police career she worked with her father, Chuck Wiley in the family marine surveying firm, Anchor Marine Surveying (established 1979).

Wiley Alt as a young Maryland state trooper.

Wiley Alt as a young Maryland state trooper.

Karen took over the helm in 2002 when she became an Accredited Marine Surveyor with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, while her father continued to actively survey for the firm. In addition to SAMS, Karen is accredited with ABYC Standards and avails herself of the organization’s many resources. She is a long-time member of the International Association of Marine Investigators and many other marine and police affiliated organizations, and she holds a 50-ton U.S. Coast Guard Master’s license. She is consistently honing her craft surveying traditional and historic vessels and the latest technological advances in the marine industry.

In addition to many and varied family power boats, Karen is a lifelong racing sailor known for having campaigned her Star and a Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe with and against her father as well as PHRF and Laser racing.

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SEMINARS: Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 24-28
IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. General Admission: $15 in advance, $18 onsite

HARBOR EAST MARINA
40 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 625-1700

Would you like to be an exhibitor? Email Ryan at rdavidson@aimmedia.com

VIP PACKAGES

5 Day VIP - $549
The 5 Day VIP PACKAGE includes:
• General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show
• Unlimited access to seminars (Tuesday-Saturday)
• Entry for one (1) to Thursday’s VIP Activity
• Entry for one (1) to Friday’s Docktail Party
• Value: $1105, 55% savings
• Diesel Engine course, Multi-Function Displays, and Boat Handling On The Water are NOT part of the VIP package

3 Day VIP - $449
The 3 Day VIP PACKAGE includes:
• General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show
• Unlimited access to seminars during show days, Thursday - Saturday
• Entry for one (1) to Thursday’s VIP Activity
• Entry for one (1) to Friday’s Docktail Party
• Value: $615, 45% savings
• Diesel Engine course, Multi-Function Displays, and Boat Handling On The Water are NOT part of the VIP package

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