Marine Surveyor


    • We Inspect the boat which includes a 2 part report. Marine Survey Report and Findings and Recommendations Report
    • Can provide Computerized Engine Diagnostics when available.
    • Engine Survey available for Gas and Diesel.
    • “NEW TECHNOLOGY” in Surveying a Vessel in which I have incorporated the “OLD” School with the “NEW”.
    • USPAP Compliant as an Appraiser
    • Reports are thorough and easy to read and delivered within 24 – 48 hours after inspection.
    • I return emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
    • Pricing is competitive.
    • Educated through SAMS and ABYC (Standards) Continuously.
    • We are approved through the Homeland Security’s TWIC to gain access to secured areas of shipping and transportation
    • George Malhiot, Surveyor with 22 years of boating and Marine Experience
    • Warren Lees, Engine Surveyor with 40 years of Gas, Diesel and Boat Building experience

A Marine Surveyor such as Ocean Marine Surveyor’s,  George Malhiot, a member of SAMS, and an ABYC Certified Technician of Marine Systems.  USPAP Compliant in appraisals is a person who conducts inspections, surveys or examinations of marine vessels to assess, monitor and report on their condition of the structure, equipment, machinery, and cargo to ensure compliance with various standards or specifications. A marine surveyor has experience with yachts, recreational, & small commercial marine vessels, accident & fraud investigation, corrosion control, cargo surveying, pollution control, and US Coast Guard Inspection guidelines.

A Surveyor who is a member of supported organization with continued education, an ABYC Certified Technician or is Certified by an Association such as U.S. Surveyor’s Association and is a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors or Certified by N.A.M.S. and other organization in which they are recognized by Insurance underwriters, lenders, marina’s, etc…

Other types of organizations such as ABYC, (American Boat & Yacht Council) NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency), NSBC, (National Safe Boating Council), all provide the guidelines needed to self regulate the industry and the best guidelines in Boat Safety and last but not least, the United States Coast Guard Regulations.

The reports provided by your surveyor is a very important fact of reducing the odds of buying a nightmare and providing you the information to either negotiate or support the value of the vessel.

We have years of experience in the field and on the waters in order to provide the information needed to you, your insurance and your lender.

Here some additional information to give you an idea about a Certified Survey.

What Is A Marine Survey

A marine survey is a visual inspection of the condition and operation of the many vessels systems that require maintenance and care, including the following:

  1. Hull and structure (When hauled out) – Outside of Hull
  2. Hull and structure (In-Water) – Inside of Vessel
  3. Trim tabs, stabilizer, struts, rudders, and thrusters (When hauled out)
  4. Thru-hull fittings condition and operation (When hauled out) but internally when in water.
  5. Engines and transmission (Visual Inspection)
  6. Engine analysis requires a separate survey (Separate Type of Inspection).
  7. Oil Analysis of all power systems, and transmission(s). (Additional Cost)
  8. Fuel system
  9. Steering system
  10. Galley equipment
  11. Electrical systems (AC, DC)
  12. Generators
  13. Plumbing system (freshwater, raw water, water heater, and sanitation)
  14. HVAC
  15. Navigation electronics
  16. Safety equipment
  17. Mast and rigging (Sail Boats)

Pre-Purchase and Insurance Marine Surveys

A boat or ocean vessel can be one of the most expensive purchases you will make. Let us help you with your decision.

Don’t buy a used boat without a complete inspection. (Complete Survey of Vessel and Oil Analysis)

Ocean Marine Surveyors provides marine surveys on all types of commercial vessels and recreational powerboats. A marine survey can help discover potential problems and safety issues that may impact the safety and value of your vessel.

Many Insurance companies and banks require a marine survey to identify the vessels value and ensure its compliance with various safety guidelines as specified by ABYC, NFPA and US Coast Guard regulations before issuing an insurance policy, or financing.

Types of Marine Surveys

We offer many different types of marine inspections and services to address your particular needs:

Pre-Purchase surveys

Engine Analysis (Computerized if Available)

Insurance surveys

Marine vessel appraisals

Damage reports

Corrosion analysis

Sea trials

We guarantee our marine surveys to be accepted by your bank and insurance underwriter. If our survey is rejected due to the quality or limitations of the report, simply have the underwriter (not the agent or broker) forward us a letter on company letterhead stating the reason for the rejection, and the survey fee will be promptly refunded.