Marian Hoskins SAMS-AMS® | Principal Marine Surveyor | (312) 315-7362 |


When I negotiated the purchase of my J/133 sailboat from Chicago I needed an independent surveyor to assist me in this process. The seller’s broker referred me to Marian and he did say that she was very thorough and most competent, and I was not disappointed. From the other side of the world I needed reliable and timely advice. Marian’s comprehensive survey report covered every conceivable detail and gave me the confidence to travel to inspect with the expectation that I would complete the purchase transaction with a minimum of fuss. Thank you Marian for helping this to be a happy experience.

Tony Love

Brisbane, Australia

I have spent two seasons with Marian as a professional rigger in the Chicago market working on both standing and running rigging as well as general nautical assembly. I have also crewed for Schuss Marin on boat deliveries on sail and power vessels from 28 to 50 feet. I have observed her survey techniques and have witness first-hand her practical knowledge of boats of all sizes. I find her ability, seamanship and marine knowledge to be professional and impressive. I would highly recommend Schuss Marine for all services.

Andrew Nicoletti

Owner, Avanti 38

I have sailed, raced and worked with Mari and she is one of the most hard working, trustworthy people I know.

Rich Stearns

Stearns Boating, Chicago

Although I had only hired her for a delivery from Crowley’s Yacht Yard to the harbor…Marian went a step beyond and helped rig my sails, running rigging, etc…explaining all the while, so I would know how to myself the next time. She’s always been very helpful no matter what the task. Her high level of knowledge makes you feel comfortable to have her working on your boat. Highly recommend!

Kristen Cooper

Owner, Beneteau 30

Marian’s immersion into the boating industry enables her to facilitate surveying, deliveries, bottom cleaning as well as sailing instruction. Marian cleaned the bottom of the e33 before the Verve Cup and found a problem that the boat yard had overlooked which would hv cost us the race as well as money in repairs. Marian made some suggestions and presented some options which saved us quite a bit of money. We were so happy with Marian we asked her to sail in the regatta and with her focus on main trim we achieved first place.

When on Lake Michigan go left.

Keith Church

Owner, e33