This type of survey is performed and is usually requested by an insurance company to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in the structural integrity and safety for the vessels intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. Also, they want to know the vessel's fair market value. Normally, no sea-trial or haul-out is required.
Up to 39' - $15.00 per foot
40' to 49' - $16.00 per foot
All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars (USD).
Checks, cashier checks, money orders, wire transfers or cash are accepted as method of payment only.
Method of Payment
Walk-Thru Survey - $200.00
Consultant Fees - $120.00 per hour
Appraisal Survey - $18.00 per foot
Pre-Purchase (Condition & Value)
19' and below - $400.00
20' to 29' - $22.00 per foot
30' to 39' - $24.00 per foot
40' to 49' - $26.00 per foot
The above rates my vary due to the year and condition of the vessel.
Payment is due at the time of survey unless other arrangements have been made.
The survey rates includes condition and overall operation of the vessel. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, propulsion systems, fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance. The vessel is hauled out of the water for a bottom inspection of the hull, shafts, propellers, rudders, thru-hulls, etc. (Haul-out charges are the responsibility of the party requesting the survey). Following the bottom inspection a sea-trial will be performed.
The survey report will be transmitted electronically in a PDF file within three (3) to five (5) working days from the date of survey.
Survey fees are based on the published overall length of the vessel (LOA).
It is highly recommended to have the propulsion and auxiliary engines inspected by a qualified engine mechanic.
I perform compression tests on outboard's only. $75.00 per outboard. I do not perform compression tests on Evinrude outboards.
2017 41' Jupiter Sport Bridge
2015 Chaparral 327 SSX
2018 Contender 28 Sport
2007 Sailfish 3006 CC
2008 26' Cape Fisherman
Appraisal (Condition and Value)
2007 Edgewater 318 CC
2019 Key West 239 FS
2011 29' Yellowfin
2006 Boston Whaler 305
2015 Monterey 275 Sport
Serving Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding areas of Savannah, GA, St. Simons Island, GA, Brunswick, GA, Kingsley, GA, St. Marys, GA, Amelia Island, FL, Fernandina Beach, FL, St. Augustine, FL, Palm Coast, FL, Daytona Beach, FL or any areas in Florida and Georgia. Arrangements can be made to travel in other areas of the United States and overseas.
If you need a pre-purchase, insurance, refinance, appraisal or a cargo survey, please feel free to contact me at (904) 613-0161 or