Knox Marine Consultants added an associate surveyor with William Patterson joining company founder and president Stephen Knox in the company's office in Richmond, Va.
Patterson will provide damage survey services for the firm's insurance company clients. He has an extensive background in boat repair, including wooden boats. His personal boat is a Chesapeake Bay buyboat that is almost 100 years old.
Patterson has managed a local marina and maintains a 100-ton Coast Guard captain's license.
Val Lippa continues to provide damage survey services in the company's Norfolk, Va., office.
The firm specializes in damage survey, yacht appraisal and accident investigation.