Marine Surveying Services
- JA Marine Survey inspections are thorough, accurate and unbiased.
- We can survey Yamaha, Suzuki, Mercury and Johnson/Evinrude outboard engines.
- We service the Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale County and Miami-Dade County.
- The survey requester is responsible for the haul-out expense unless alternate arrangements are made. Please ensure all necessary arrangements are made in advance. Note: At the time of haul-out, the vessels bottom must be clean and free of any marine growth. If the survey includes a mechanical inspection of the outboards additional time is needed at haul-out.
Our report is hand written, supported with pictures, documentation, recommendations
noted and the level of urgency indicated. The report references the United
States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
standards for vessel systems. All required lender and insurer survey
elements (condition and value) are included.
We offer the Pre-purchase Survey and a Marine Engine Survey.
Pre-Purchase Marine Survey
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly advised
when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and the overall operation
of the vessel is examined. This includes such items as a structural integrity,
out of water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system,
fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic
and overall maintenance. This survey is concluded with an overall condition
rating and a fair market value of the vessel.
Pricing: $20.00 per foot - for vessels between 18 and
Note: A thorough inspection of the engine is not included
- see marine engine
Marine Engine Survey
And inspection and evaluation of the vessel's engines so the prospective
buyer or boat owner understand the true condition of the engines. The engine
survey will determine what repairs and/or maintenance may be required to
get the engines up to good
order. Some problems may not be visible or even noticeable during a pre-purchase
marine survey until a thorough inspection of the engines are performed.
This inspection is very important in determining the overall condition and
value of the vessel.
Pricing: $105.00 per hour - time needed may differ
per manufacturer, year and model of engines. Please contact us for a quote.
Note: We can survey Yamaha, Suzuki, Mercury and Johnson/Evinrude
and MerCruiser engines.
Boat and Outboard Engine Survey
Let us assist you in purchasing a boat. We can use our computer engine software, electrical meters, gauges and knowledge to perform a thorough survey with supporting documentation. Below are some sample reports:
Engine survey reports also include photos of the subject outboard engine, like the ones below:
Range of Service Area
We service Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.
Preparing for a Pre-Purchase Survey
The surveying of a vessel requires that the surveyor be available to
observe, inspect and check many items in a short amount of time.
It is most helpful
if the following guidelines are observed:
- Engine keys must be on board
- The owner or representative must have the
vessel's paperwork on board, and be available to operate the vessel
during the sea trial
- The survey requester is responsible for haul-out expense
unless alternate arrangements are made. Please ensure all necesary arrangements
are made in advance. Note: At the time of haul-out,
vessel bottom must be clean and free of any marine growth. If the survey
includes a mechanical
inspection of outboards
or sterndrives additional time is needed at haul out.
- The surveyor’s
fee will need to be paid 50% before date of survey and balance is due
upon completion of report
- A good practice method of checking for tank leakage
is to have all fuel and water tanks full at the time of the survey
- Any shore
power electrical cord should be connected and powered up at the birth
extraneous equipment and gear should be removed and sorted ashore to
provide for proper access to all areas of the vessel
- The number of passengers
should be kept to a minimum. With the need to remove hatches, gear and
whatnot, and move around quickly to inspect everything, the surveyor will
need all available space onboard to move about efficiently
- Time: A complete
survey and water test of a 35 foot express will be 2/3 of a day affair
- engine inspections will add even more time
- The official report follows
within five business days. And open communication is established throughout
the survey with the survey requester.