Vessels to 150'

Each survey is based on ABYC and USCG CFR's standards.

Why have a Boat Surveyed?

Buying any boat (even new) is a gamble. The older the boat and the lower the price the greater the risk. Some models and types are better or worse "bets". A survey can not provide a guarantee that the boat is completely free of defects (probably no boat ever is). What a survey should do is provide an experienced eye and professional opinion to improve the odds of a successful outcome for you. "Coastal Marine Surveyors have extensive experience with all manner of power and sailboat and can make the buying part of your boating life or experience the best ever". Captain Bob Edwards. Click here for an outline of the 2013 South Shore Boat Show Seminar.

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A Caribbean Survey Certified.

Coastal Marine Consultants covers Texas, Florida, New England, Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean Islands.

We are ASE Certified on gas as well as diesel engines.

We are qualified on power as well as sail, specializing on custom yachts. We recommend taking engine oil samples.

It's Your Investment; shouldn't you get the best survey.

When getting a vessel surveyed, shouldn't you know everything about it?

Building a vessel? Then let us manage the project to make sure you get the best value.

We are able to bring your project from the design stage to sea trial. Including the U.S.C.G. paperwork.

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Insurance Value or Claims

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk for them to insure. 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 vessels fair market value;

Or, your vessel has been damaged by another boater. Make sure that there aren't any hidden repairs or surprises by the repair company.

 

Pre-Purchase Vessels

This type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial. Some brokers use smoke and mirrors to sell vessels; don't be miss-lead by any broker.

 

Vessels "For Sale"

"It's been a while since you've had a survey. Markets and the economy changes which will effect what your boat is worth. If you're going to sell your boat, you'll want to know everything about it before you place with a broker. Some brokers will use smoke and mirrors when selling a boat, so let Coastal Marine Consultants educate you. Now with survey in hand you can control the broker and be guaranteed you'll get what your boat is worth. Don't let the broker use smoke and mirrors on you". - Captain Bob

 

Project Management or Oversight

We are able to bring your project from the design stage to sea trial. Our extensive knowledge and experience will help you from planning, including choosing builders and sub-contractors, to helping you navigate your project through the entire design, building process and through the final steps with U.S. Coast Guard approvals.

 

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