Services Offered


This marine survey is a comprehensive inspection of your vessels structural integrity, propulsion system, electronics, navigation equipment, sanitation, fresh water, fuel system, cosmetic appearance and any other systems that may be present. A pre-purchase survey is typically conducted with an inspection of the systems listed above in the water, followed by an out of the water inspection (haul out) of the wetted surface and underwater machinery.  Additionally, a sea trial will be performed to further examine the systems while the vessel is underway. Pre-purchase surveys are reported back to the client in a detailed and lengthy report that describes the systems and their function while highlighting deficiencies which are detectable to the surveyor.

* Haul out coordination/payment is the responsibility of the client requesting the survey and communicated prior to the survey in order to avoid confusion on the day of survey.

*Sea trials must be coordinated in advance with the support of a qualified Captain. The surveyor will not run the vessel for sea trial as they have to inspect systems and perform testing while underway.

* Engine surveys/inspections are performed by a third party. Ask about the benefits of having a separate engine analysis performed.

Insurance Survey

This marine survey is typically performed at the request of an insurance company to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. Typically insurance companies are concerned with structural integrity and safety. Please communicate with your insurance company to determine their requirements for inspection (IE: Inspection of wetted surface required?)

Marine Property Loss

This is a service provided to Claims Divisions big and small who are looking for assistance regarding submitted claims. Together with Robert Eldridge and John Huddleston we have additionally performed CAT duties throughout Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.


Out of town and still narrowing your search for the right boat? Further understanding and/or inspection of a specific system? This service is custom fit to your specific needs without requiring a full service like the two marine surveys above. Please call or visit the contact page to communicate your needs and discuss what options are best for you and your specific situation.


Typically performed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases. This inspection gathers enough information to justify or determine the fair market value.