originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, moved to Maryland in 1972. He initially
worked as a boat builder in Mayo, Maryland, building production wooden
cabin cruisers. After a short period of time in the boat building business,
Peter changed his profession to Yacht Broker and for the next six years
worked for an Annapolis area firm selling pleasure vessels and small
commercial vessels along the East Coast of the United States.
boats, Peter had an opportunity to see the work of marine surveyors
and felt that he could offer a better service to boat buyers in the
marine surveying field. So, in 1978, Peter established Hartoft Marine
Survey and quickly gained the reputation for being one of the top surveyors
on the East Coast of the United States.