We do not generalize our survey fee by stating a specific price-per-foot or rate-per-hour. Each boat is unique, even if it is a stock production built boat, and we are happy to provide a firm quote when we know more about the boat, it's location and the circumstances around the survey request. Please feel free to call or email for a quote.
Some folks want to be present during the survey with the intention to learn things during the process. While we welcome you to attend at any time, we're generally very quiet when working so as to avoid distraction and follow a routine methodology of inspection, working through the boat. We take many photos as the photos are the notes which are used to form the written report. If possible, it is preferred to have you arrive in the early after-noon so you won't have to waste time while we're working through the mundane process. We're typically mostly finished with the inspection when you arrive and then we can take as much time as you wish to discuss initial thoughts regarding the boat and answer any questions you may have.
If you won’t be present for the survey, no problem. we’ll call you after we're finished with the inspection and we can discus initial thoughts and findings as well as answer any questions at that time.
Generally we are hired after you've negotiated a purchase offer with the owner/brokerage and the purchase is contingent on an acceptable marine survey. That way you know you can buy the boat for an amount acceptable to you both. After the survey is complete and you review the written report, you have three basic options:
When you've reached the point in your purchase process that you need to schedule a survey, call us anytime to discuss the year, make & model of the boat and the circumstances of your need for a survey. We'll discuss your timing and the survey fees.
We will We use a Work Order for all assignments and in our discussion we will ask you to send us an email with the necessary information so we can send you an email with the Work Order attached to lock-in the date and move the process forward.
Contact us early! We often find ourselves booked out 2 to 3 weeks in advance.