Survey Rates

value and cost

From my point of view, the price of the survey is more about value and peace of mind rather than dollars spent. What dollar amount can you put on getting all the facts about a boat you’re thinking about purchasing? How about the boat you own now?

After all, when you’re on your boat, you, your family, crew, and passengers need and want to feel safe and secure. A marine survey serves that need by putting an experienced set of eyes on the boat that is independent. Even if you’re an experienced, seasoned mariner, a marine survey is always worthwhile and normally required by lenders, insurance companies, and some marinas. I can’t tell you how many times I have found a dangerous, serious problem on a boat that the owner thought was OK.


I strive to deliver to you more than you expected. My goal is to give you more information, more help, and more follow-up – it’s all part of the over-delivering idea. It’s also my way of giving back to all of those folks that helped me over the years with my education and learning. And it’s also paying it forward too.


All of Maritime Surveyors marine survey reports include at a minimum:

  • Full and thorough documentation of the boat systems.
  • Full and thorough documentation of the boats overall cosmetic and structural condition.
  • Testing information.
  • Inventory.
  • Findings & Recommendations.
  • Photographs.
  • Educational Comments and Suggestions.
  • Replacement & Market Valuation.
  • Quick Delivery (Normally within 24-48 Hours) of Survey Reports by email, fax, or sent USPS mail.


You need a trained professional with you on your sea trial. Here’s why – The sea trial is for finding out if you like the boat, and if it operates properly when underway. It’s nearly impossible for you to figure that out in the short time that most sea trials are conducted and you’re at the helm or in the cockpit just getting used to the boat and sea conditions.

Having a professional aboard checking engine performance, mechanical systems, sails, rigging, etc., is necessary to find out if the boat is performing properly.

Sea trials for purchase surveys are included at no charge if they are done the day of the survey. Otherwise, I charge an hourly rate (please call for more information).


With all that said, I  do understand that some folks are just interested in price alone so my prices are competitive with other marine surveyors in my area.

Maritime Surveyors survey reports are accepted by all insurance companies and lenders.

CURRENT  RATES (05/2022):

  • Pre-Purchase Condition & Valuation (C&V) Marine Survey:     $28.00 – $35.00 per foot.
  • Insurance Condition & Valuation (C&V) Marine Survey:            $24.00 to $28.00 per foot.
  • Marine Appraisals:  Donations, Estates, Court Cases, Tax Assessments: Base Price $300. plus hourly (depends on the boat – please call for more information).
  • Walk-Through Inspections: Cost effective and perfect for folks out of the area that need a set of eyes and ears at the boat to determine if they want to travel to boat or even make an offer. I’ve saved lots of clients time and lots of money with this service!
  • Expert Witness Fees: Half Day $600., Full Day $1,200.
  • Corrosion Testing: Base Price $250 plus hourly (depends on the boat and condition).
  • Consulting: By the hour, minimum 1 hour at $150. after which, billing at 1/4 hour increments – If you just need me to stop by your boat quickly or just need to talk to me via telephone or email, no charge for under a 1/2 hour.
  • Boatyard Coordination: By the hour – Depends on the scope of the project.
  • Ongoing Project Supervision: By the hour – Depends on the scope of the project, please call for more information.


I accept cash, money orders, and credit card payments.  Payment is due before or on the day of the survey. Click HERE to Pay Now.