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  • Careful inspection for pre-purchase and insurance purposes, in water and out, with underway trial for pre-purchase.

  • Out-of-water inspection of bottom and running gear  on trailer, or hauled out at boatyard.

  • Careful attention paid to structural elements, electrical components, engine hoses, belts, mounts, gears and drive train. 

  • Electronics and plumbing tested as practical. 

  • Sailing equipment, sails and gear inspected and function tested.

  • Comprehensive written report with complete description, recommendations, photos, and appraisal.

  •  I have had a life-long experience with boats, and built a 45 ft. fiberglass ketch, adhering to ABYC® (American Boat and Yacht Council) Standards.

  • I have been an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS #767) with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®) since 2003.

  • Certified, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

  • I learned surveying by working with and being mentored by a founding member of SAMS for several years.

  • I have experience with most types of recreational watercraft in an area with a large and diverse population of boats and yachts. 

  • My aim is to provide meticulous and conscientious attention to detail in the service of my clients who are buyers or owners.  I do not work for sellers.



Pre-Purchase and Insurance Survey
  • Appraisal for donations, finance and insurance purposes. 

  • Appraisal is included with pre-purchase and insurance surveys.

  • Consulting for improvements, discovery of faults, or to determine general condition of a boat considered for purchase.

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