Harry Munns is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Boats, Boating Business, Boater Education, and Maritime Law. A United States Coast Guard licensed master since 1985, Mr. Munns has extensive coastal and offshore sailing throughout the United States and Caribbean. he has been Captain of numerous private and commercial, power, and sail vessels to 90 feet.
Background Experience - Mr Munns was Technical Director of the American Sailing Association (ASA) before moving into an executive position, which he held for 14 years. He has served on various boards, committees and panels including the American Sailing Association BOD, Sail America BOD, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Education Standards Panel and the City of Redondo Beach, CA Harbor Commission.
Mr. Munns' boating education credentials include design, implementation and maintenance of a worldwide education system. He has coordinated national and international communications and media. In conjunction with the U. S. Coast Guard, he was instrumental in creating national boating safety education standards beginning in 2000 and continuing until 2020.
Litigation Support - Harry Munns has worked as an expert witness in many Boating Injury and Negligence cases since 1985. He has worked on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving organizations such as the IRS and Princess Cruises. He has provided case analysis, written opinions, phone consults, deposition testimony and testimony in court.
Gregory T. Davis is an internationally recognized expert in Marine Forensics and Marine Survey. He has over 40 years of experience as a Professional Marine Surveyor and Investigator, and is the founder and President of Davis & Company, Ltd. the nation's leading marine survey and loss investigation firm.
Mr. Davis was formerly Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) and Director of the Marine Practice Group. His firm, Davis Marine Consulting Associates, LLC, formed in June of 2018, offers professional services to a wide variety of clients, for investigations related to Marine Accidents that range from recreational and commercial watercraft design and loss evaluations to marina operations.
Mr. Davis is a Fire and Explosion Investigator certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Marine Surveyor certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc., He is a ‘Special Expert’ on NFPA 303 “Marinas and Boatyards,” and is NTSB training certified in Marine Accident Investigation.
He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), serving on their O-45 Fire Protection and Safety Panel and is Chair of the MF10 Small Boat Forensics Panel. He is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), having served on their Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Technical Board.
Mr. Davis has been recognized by Marquis Publications with their “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” and by Lawyer Monthly magazine within their “2019 Expert Awards”.
Litigation Support -Mr. Davis offers comprehensive, project specific expert witness services to help identify project goals and issues. His service are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. General areas of specialization include:
Marine Forensics and Marine Survey
Marine Accident Investigation and Reconstruction
Failure Analysis, Safety Assessments, and Risk Analysis
Marine Fire and Explosion Origin and Cause
Specific Areas of Expertise:
Marina Operations Standards and Design Considerations