Marine Surveyors and Consultants

Florida East coast call: 305-219-1336  Florida West coast call: 239-440-2675

 South Florida Marine Surveys

West Coast office serving - Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Marco Island, Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, St Petersburg and surrounding areas.

East Coast office serving - Florida Keys, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hallandale, Dania Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and surrounding areas.

Marine Survey Services Offered

Boat in the slings ready for a bottom inspection
Pre Purchase Survey
A Pre Purchase condition and valuation or CVS survey  is generally the most comprehensive type of inspection  where the services of the Marine Surveyor are secured by the perspective buyer. A CVS includes an inspection of the craft, machinery, rig, all systems and equipment. A CVS usually includes a full out of water inspection of the hull, running gear and fittings. A sea trial may also be performed.  A fair market value and replacement value will also be provided. 
23 ft Walkaround on the trailer
Insurance Survey
This survey is performed so that a prospective underwriter can determine whether or not a vessel is an acceptable risk under the terms of the the insurance policy. It may include an out of water inspection. The insurance company will also need to know fair market value and replacement value of the vessel.
Insurance inspection for grounding damage
Damage Survey 
 The Damage survey, commonly contracted by underwriters is to assess the cause and extent of damage after an accident including a report on recommended repairs, the estimated cost of such repairs and the probable cause of the damage.  If you file a claim with your insurance company expect to interface with their surveyor. Keep in mind that the surveyor is there to make an objective assessment of damages. 
59 Symbol motor yacht hauling out for inspection
Consulting Services
The most intelligent procedure would be to secure services on a consulting basis to assist in choosing a vessel that is most suitable for your proposed use. A simple phone call may suffice or possibly a bit more. This would allow the surveyor to coach you away from particular models and power plants that are known to provide problems before you get your heart set on your dreamboat. 
Cigarette Top Fish 39 ready for survey
Valuation Survey
For this the client may be a prospective buyer but probably is a bank or financial institution of some kind. This is the most brief type of inspection as the only question to be answered is that of value. It usually involves a quick walk thru and some market research to determine the bottom line.
Sailboat undergoing a refit
Project Oversight
One common duty is repair or refit oversight. In this function the surveyor interfaces between the repair vendor and the vessel owner on the owners behalf to assure that repairs are carried out consistent with standard marine practices, ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) or Lloyds recommendations and that they fulfill any applicable legal requirements. Another reason to have project oversight is to assure that any time commitments are honored.

East coast contact: [email protected]   West coast contact: [email protected]