Marine Surveying Services

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly advised when purchasing a 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 appearance, electronics and overall maintenance. This survey is concluded with an overall condition rating and a fair market value of the vessel.

Pricing: $26.00 per foot for vessels between 18 and 38 feet. Boats with accommodation and older in age need to be quoted. Please call to discuss.

Note: The engine inspection is independent.

Outboard Engine Inspection

The engine inspection will determine what repairs and maintenance may be required to get the engines ready for sale requiring no addition work. This inspection is very important in determining the overall condition and value of the vessel.

Pricing: Time needed may differ per manufacturer, year and model of engine. Please contact us for a quote.

Note: Cylinder Compression is recommended in many cases after the Software Diagnose and sea-trial is performed.

Insurance Survey

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel’s fair market value.

Pricing: $20.00 per foot for vessels between 18 and 37 feet. No sea trial included.

Appraisal Survey

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.

$20.00 per foot for vessels between 18 ‘ and 37’ feet. No sea-trial included.


Boat and Outboard Surveys

View some of our most recent sample survey reports below:


Engine survey reports also include photos of the subject outboard engine, like the ones below:

Range of Service Area

We service the Miami Dade County and Broward County, FL area.

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:

Association and Affiliations

Survey Order Form

Maintenance Request