Marine Surveys by The Boat Doc Marine Surveys, LLC, William E. Hymans, Ph.D., SAMS® AMS®, Pennington & Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA The Boat Doc Marine Surveys, LLC
Pennington & Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Serving all of New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Upper Chesapeake

William E. Hymans, Ph.D., SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor


Customer Comments
Read What Satisfied Customers Have Said About Bill Hymans and The Boat Doc Marine Surveys
  1. 2000 Compac 25 - Thank you so much for the amazing survey. John said that he's had many surveys done in the past and none were better than a C-. Your report is an A. Shelley - 12-15-2022

  2. 2007 Hunter 31 - Bill, thanks again for your attention to detail. The thoroughness of the survey exceeded my expectations. I will certainly recommend your services if the situation arises. Mike - 9-2-2022

  3. 2000 Mainship 30 Pilot Sedan - We cannot thank you enough. Highly is how we will speak of you. - Sean and Katherine - 11/7/21

  4. 1996 Carver 310 Santego - I appreciate all of the time spent on the survey and the explanations you provided on the inner workings of things, especially given my great curiosity and true wish to have everything operational so I can enjoy my new boating life. This report is incredibly thorough and gives me a clear picture of the work that needs to be done on my boat. All of the information is invaluable to someone who is starting from scratch! - Jennifer - 10/5/21

  5. 2006 Formula 353 Fastech - Thank you. Very detailed survey. Nice work. - Patrick - 9/18/21

  6. 1994 Island Packet 35 - Thank you so much for your time and expertise. - Linda and Joe - 5/24/21

  7. 2015 Regal 2700 - Its been a pleasure working with you. Your service is tops. - David - 3/25/21

  8. 1987 Sabre 34 Mk II - Thanks for your time and effort in preparing the report. You answered all our questions - very thorough, very clear. - Doug - 2/28/21

  9. 1988 Catalina 30 - Thank you for doing the survey on such a cold day. - Matt - 12/21/20

  10. 1990 Phoenix 38 Sportfish - Well written report. Thanks for responding on short notice and providing the report in a timely fashion. I'm quite pleased. - Mark - 12/5/2020

  11. 1990 J-22 - Thank you for this. I am very pleased with the thoroughness of your survey and of your timely and complete report. It's very helpful and was absolutely the specific, detailed information I was looking for about the boat. - Paul - 9/24/20

  12. 2013 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41 DS - Thank you so much for your time and for the survey. We really appreciate your attention to detail and thoroughness of your report. - Chip - 9/18/20

  13. 2009 Beneteau 34 - Thank you so much for your work and the quick turnaround on the report. It was a pleasure. - Ryan - 7/1/20

  14. 1984 Hans Christian 48T - I wanted to thank you for your service. I hate to be cynical but getting what you pay for is, unfortunately, not the norm. Your meticulous inspection and technical expertise enabled me to make an informed decision of whether to purchase or not the boat you inspected. I was supremely impressed with the thoroughness of your inspection and the post inspection detailed review. I will highly recommend you to anyone seeking to purchase any boat whether it is a 22 ft. say sailor or a 200 foot mega yacht. - Temple - 6/2/20

  15. 2016 Pursuit C238 Center Console - Thank you very much for your prompt and professional report. In the end, it was a critical path element to getting the deal done. Stefan - 2/6/20

  16. 2014 Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Center Console - It was a pleasure meeting you. I read your report and everything looks pretty good. Thanks for doing such a thorough job. I think she will be a good boat for me and my family. Chris - 1/5/20

  17. 2000 Catalina 28 MKII Sloop - Thanks so much for making this so easy. Tom - 8/16/19

  18. 1986 Blackfin 29 Flybridge Convertible - This is my first experience hiring our a professional marine surveyor and I will strongly recommend your services in the future. Jeff - 6/2/19

  19. 2013 Ranger Tug R-31 CB. Hi Bill - a pleasure meeting you - you're a diligent and knowledgeable professional and great to do business with as well. I hope we have a chance to do business with you again, and will definitely recommend you whenever we have the opportunity to do so. Cal & Jackie - 5/8/19

  20. 2006 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer - Thank you Bill. Appreciate your thorough and quick work. Mike - 3/30/19

  21. 2014 Ranger Tug R-31 CB: Thanks for your excellent work and I would recommend you to anyone that asked. John - 10/10/2018

  22. 2004 Sabre 36 Flybridge Sedan: Thank you for the report and your diligent inspections of the vessel. I appreciate the amount of time you took to make sure everything was in order. Ted - 10/4/2018

  23. 008 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 DS: Terry and I are in receipt of your survey report. We thank you for your time and efforts put towards the thoroughness of your survey. Your expertise is very much appreciated. Kathy - 9/29/18

  24. 2000 Tiara 3100 Open: Thanks Bill. I very much appreciate your professional services. I was very grateful for the knowledge and expertise you shared with me regarding the boat systems. Phil - 7/11/18

  25. 2014 Beneteau 41: Thank you for the great work last week. I really appreciate the travel and the attention you gave to the survey. Ezra - 1/31/18

  26. 1989 Grady White 248 Voyager. Thank you so much for taking the time to go down to Somers Point to survey my boat and to send me the documented report and it was so nice to work with you. I will be happy to refer your name to anyone in need of your Marine Survey services. (John - 11/16/17)

  27. 1988 Wellcraft 2800 Coastal. Bill, I have worked as a professional Merchant Marine Officer for 40 years. I have underwent USCG and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and have read reports from all. You my friend are considered a professional and your report for me would stand up to any report mentioned above. If I come across someone looking for a Marine Surveyor, I will make sure that I recommend You. (Rich - 2/19/17)

  28. 2000 Albin 28 Tournament Express. Thanks for the very complete report. It was great to meet you . (Steve - 1/22/2017)

  29. 1973 Viking 40 Convertible. Thanks Bill. I appreciate your guidance. Very helpful. (Art - 11/20/2016)

  30. 2000 Beneteau 361. Thank you Bill. I appreciate the thorough job. (Doug - 11/19/2016)

  31. 1987 Viking 35 Convertible. Thank you for getting the report back to me so quick. It looks great. If anyone I know needs or asks for a survey, I will be sure to recommend you. (Mark - 10/21/2016)

  32. 1977 Marine Trader 34 Double Cabin. It was great seeing you again. Thanks for the quick and professional survey on Angelina. (Al - 10/14/2016)

  33. 1885 Jersey 40 Dawn. Thank you for your timely response. I was impressed on the thorough inspection and your attention to detail. (George - 4/19/2016)

  34. 1964 Allied Seawind 30. Well received. Thank you and hope to work with you in the future. (Henry - 4/14/2016)

  35. 1987 Catalina 34. Wow. Thank you for such a quick turnaround. Cheryl and I enjoyed working with you as well. You took whatever time was necessary to do the job right which, in my opinion, is uncommon today. (Bill - 4/11/2016)

  36. 2010 Yamaha AR240. Thanks for all your work and getting the report to me as quickly as you did. (Patrick - 1/13/2016)

  37. 2001 Catalina 34 MKII - Thanks Bill. We are very happy with your services. (Paul & Dianne - July 15, 2015)

  38. 1973 Sabre 28 - Thank you again for the survey, the multiple trips and the pleasant and informative conversation. The survey report is great. Ray and I appreciate your thorough inspection and your professionalism. (John - May 23, 2015)

  39. 2011 Sailfish 2360 Center Console - Just a brief note to thank you for all of your help in making my first boat purchase both painless and educational. It was great to work with such a first class individual. (Tim - April 30, 2015)

  40. 1997 Catalina 320 - Thank you Bill for being so prompt with this report. It was easy to work with you and learned a lot about this boat. Thank you for taking your time and checking every part of Oasis. (Paul and Beth - April 19, 2015)

  41. 1991 Catalina 30 Tall Rig – Thank you Bill. Your detailed report is clear and thorough. (George – November 26, 2014)

  42. 2011 Catalina 375 – Thanks Bill. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for doing such a thorough job. (Bill – October 2, 2014)

  43. 1999 Parker 2520 – Thank your for the survey, Bill. It was well worth the money spent. (Erik – September 23, 2014)

  44. 1984 O’Day 28 – Thank you very much for the quick turn around, a thorough inspection and taking the time to explain everything to me. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing a survey! (Ken – September 22, 2014)

  45. 1997 Catalina 28 MKII – Great report. Thanks for sending out so fast. (Bruce – September 5 2014)

  46. 1995 Sabre 38 MKII – It was truly a pleasure working with you. The survey/report looks great and I am moving forward with the purchase. (Rob – July 14, 2014)

  47. 1989 Bertram 33 Fly Bridge Cruiser – Bill, it was a pleasure to work with you and your thorough professionalism is greatly appreciated. It would be my privilege to serve as a reference for you if I can ever help in that way. (Frank – June 23, 2014)

  48. 1998 Grady White 272 Sailfish – I want to thank you for spending your Sunday surveying my Grady White. I did not recognize how many hours and how much effort are put into a survey. You must have been up all night preparing the report in order to present it to me so fast. (Bill – April 28, 2014)

  49. 1998 Catalina 320 - I very much appreciated your promptness and professionalism. (Harry – April 16, 2014.

  50. 1986 Hunter 25.5 – I want to thank you for doing such a good job on the survey. I will gladly recommend you to anyone seeking a boat survey. (Frank – April 8, 2014)

  51. 2007 Parker 2320 SL Sport Cabin – This is excellent. Thank you for your thoroughness! I will definitely be recommending you. (Drew – March 22, 2014.)

  52. 1994 Com-Pac 27/2 MKII – Thank you so much for everything. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need. (Duncan – February 3, 2014)

  53. 2002 Bayliner 2455 Ciera - Hi Bill thanks so much for your very comprehensive survey. It is quite hard buying something you know nothing about from so far away (Australia) and you have put my mind at ease. (Maureen - December 11, 2013)

  54. 1980 Cherubini 44 Ketch - Wow. That was quick, thanks. (Jerry - August 1, 2013)

  55. 1993 Hunter Vision 32 - Thanks for your patience and quick response. I am very pleased with your work and you definitely earned my word of mouth endorsement. (Kevin - July 23, 2013)

  56. 2002 Pursuit 2865 Denali - Bill, I appreciate the completeness of your report, great job. (Rich - July 7, 2013)

  57. 1992 Beneteau First 310 - I reviewed your report and want to thank you for your efforts. I'm impressed with the overall quality. the report is very professional, thorough and well written. I enjoyed meeting you and appreciate you taking the time to explain to me various aspects of the boat. I learned a lot from you. (Jeff - June 25, 2013)

  58. 1981 Gulfstar 38 Motor Cruiser - Thanks again and I'll be 100% sure to recommend you to anyone who wants a quality surveyor. We really appreciate it. (Tim - May 17,2013)

  59. 2006 Beneteau 343 - Thanks for the quick turnaround of the report and thorough job you did for us. (Paul and Kathy - May 14, 2013)

  60. 1985 Catalina 36 - Thank you for all the work. I would like to acknowledge the extreme high level of professionalism that you put in the 3 stage survey you perform on the Catalina 36. The quality of the report will help us. (Francois - May 11, 2013)

  61. 1974 Sabre 29 - Thank you very much for your professional and quick work. Especially that you made it possible in the tight schedule. (Jorg - April 4, 2013)

  62. 1980 Catalina 27 - Thanks so much, Bill. Glad to meet you yesterday and at first reading I am very pleased with the survey. (Fred - March 25, 2013)

  63. 1994 Catalina 270 Sloop - Awesome! Thanks Bill for everything. Wonderful, detailed report. I will certainly recommend you highly to others! (Sandra - November 12, 2012)

  64. 2003 Beneteau 473 - Thank you so much for your help yesterday. Lana and I really enjoyed meeting you and spending the day crawling all over the boat. I appreciate the comprehensive report and the swiftness with which you were able to deliver it. It was great working with you. (David - November 6, 2012)

  65. 1985 Beneteau 235 - Thanks very much for sending your very thorough report and the subsequent e-mails containing links to articles about the keel bolts. It's been a great pleasure working with you and if we can submit a recommendation somewhere on your site or elsewhere on the web, please let us know how to go about this. (Jill and Stefana - October 16, 2012)

  66. 1999 Catalina 36 - Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate that you took your time and that you explained things to me as we went along. I will recommend you to others and use you in the future. (Guttorm - August 16, 2012)

  67. 1968 Donzi 16 Ski Sporter - Thanks for the prompt service and quality report. (John {a fellow surveyor} - August 8, 2012)

  68. 1987 Catalina 30 - Thanks for the quick turnaround. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed working with you and appreciate your insights and feedback during the course of the survey. (Joe - April 30, 2012)

  69. 1985 Catalina 30 - Many thanks! I appreciate the quick service and you did all I would have expected on the sea trial. (George - April 22, 2012)

  70. 2006 Pursuit 3370 Offshore - It was a pleasure meeting you and to have you survey the boat. I called a lot of other surveyors in your area and went with you because you were the most responsive from my first cold call, were flexible and available regarding schedule, and communicated well leading up to the inspection. On the day of the survey, you were punctual, thorough, knowledgeable and reasonable. In my estimation those adjectives make for a pretty successful survey! Thank you again for a great service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of a marine survey.

  71. 1983 Morgan Nelson Marek 364 - Thank you for a timely and detailed survey. (Terry and Karen - December 14, 2011)

  72. 2001 Jeanneau Sun Oddyssey 43 DS - Thanks so much for you exceptional work. We were pleased with your attention to detail and competency. Additionally, I very much enjoyed your company. (Fred - October 13, 2011)

  73. 2009 Hydra-Sports 2500 VX Vector Express - Thank you for a thorough job. (Palmer - June 26, 2011)

  74. 1993 Catalina 34 Sloop - Thanks Bill for a very thorough survey and report. (Allan - June 16, 2011)

  75. 2000 Catalina 28 MKII - Thanks for the pdf and also thanks for making me a good price for the survey - much appreciated. It was very good working with you. (Friedrich - May 10, 2011)

  76. 2003 Seaswirl 1851 Walkaround - Thanks for everything. You did a very thorough job and I would recommend you to anyone looking at having their boat surveyed. (James - March 20, 2011)

  77. 1978 Nauticat 33 - Thank you so much for such a thorough and professional report! The amount of time that you spent with the boat made me feel as though I was in good hands. (Chris - October 28, 2010)

  78. 1984 Hunter 37 Cherubini Cutter - Thanks again for your thorough and prompt work. (Chris - October 22, 2010)

  79. 1997 Catalina 400 - Thank you for the comprehensive report. (Bob - October 15, 2010)

  80. 2004 Sea Ray 200 Sundeck - Thanks for the quick follow through. (Dave - September 26, 2010)

  81. 2004 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer - Thank you for the report and doing a superb job on the survey. (Phil - August 2, 2010)

  82. 1988 Catalina 30 - Excellent, professional and comprehensive report. It was great meeting and working with you. Thanks again for your professional help and expertise. (Jon - July 26, 2010)

  83. 1987 Pearson 28-2 Sloop - Thank you for your speedy turn around, thorough report and good wishes. I look forward to having a lot of fun with the boat. (Jeff - July 9, 2010)

  84. 2006 Sea Ray 185 Sport - Thanks Bill for the excellent job you did. If ever I need another survey in your area or know someone who does, I will not hesitate to call or recommend you. Thanks again. (Glen - July 2, 2010)

  85. 1980 Trojan F-30 Flybridge Sedan - Thanks, Bill. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf and the timely delivery of the documents. All the best. (Tom - June 16, 2010)

  86. 1984 Beneteau First 42 and 1983 J-22 - It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your quick turn around on the reports and your kind wishes. (Toby - May 24, 2010)

  87. 2004 Beneteau 361 - Pleasure working with you Bill. Thanks for getting this taken care of in a timely way. (David – May 13, 2010)

  88. 2002 Sea Ray 340 Amberjack – Thank you for your prompt action completing and forwarding us with a copy of the survey. There is a lot of information contained in the report. (Bill – May 9, 2010.)

  89. 2004 Monterey 298 SS – Thank you so much Bill for the job. Great Report. I really appreciate how fast and how clear and complete it is. (Luc – May 7, 2010)

  90. 1995 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer – Bill, thank you for an excellent job. I am impressed with your detail assessment and review. I will recommend you to others and feel free to use me as a reference. (Michael – May 3, 2010)

  91. 2008 Ranger Tug 25 – Bill, thanks for the comprehensive survey. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you. I will certainly recommend you as a class surveyor. (Sam – May 1, 2010)

  92. 1974 Tartan 34 Sloop – Hello Bill, thank you very much for your work. I really enjoyed working with you and will recommend your services. (Paul – April 26, 2010)

  93. 2001 Kevlacat 24 – Thanks for your efforts. The report looks good. (James – April 13, 2010)

  94. 1977 Pearson 365 Ketch – Thank you so much for all your help and extra efforts. (Tom – March 2, 2010)

  95. 2005 Beneteau 423 – Many thanks for your thoughtful and thorough survey. I appreciate (and am amazed) that you were able to do such a complete survey given the weather, though that is much appreciated. (Jon – February 8, 2010)

  96. 2000 Catalina 28 MKII - Your professionalism and experience were apparent during the survey and are reflected in the thoroughness of your report. I would be very pleased to refer any possible business to you. In the event you have need for a reference, I would be happy to provide a very favorable one. Thanks again. Tom (December 21, 2009)

  97. 1964 Cheoy Lee Rhodes Reliant 41 - Many thanks for doing such a thorough survey. Ben (December 7, 2009)

  98. 1983 Hunter 27 - Thank you Bill...excellent job. Steve (November 2, 2009)

  99. 1994 Beneteau Oceanis 351 - Thank you for your service. I was impressed with the detail of the report and the promptness with which you completed the survey. I will certainly refer any business your way. Linda (September 4, 2009)

  100. 1994 Beneteau Oceanis 400 - Thank you, Great job. Barry (10/17/2009)

  101. 1975 Hunter 30 - Thanks for the prompt survey report. It is a pleasure doing business with you. David (8/27/2009)

  102. 1973 Bristol 26 - I never knew there was so much involved in the survey of a boat. Thanks for the great job you did. Appreciate the fast turn around. I'll be sure to hold onto you card. Tim (11/12/2008)

  103. 2005 Beneteau 393 - Thank you so much for turning this around so quickly. It was a pleasure working with you. Chris & Holly (11/9/2008)

  104. 1967 Pearson 27 Renegade - Thank YOU Bill for your time, consideration and in-depth survey - we will be quick to recommend your services. Jim (10/9/08)

  105. 2004 Beneteau 393 - It was a pleasure doing business with you. If you ever need references for people in Quebec, please do not hesitate to communicate with us. We would be happy to recommend your services. Diane and Pierre (2/26/08)

  106. 2005 Grady White 226 - Thank you for performing my marine survey. It was a pleasure working with you. I found your work and demeanor to be very professional. Mark (2/21/08).

  107. 2001 Catalina 34 MK II - Thank you for your comprehensive report. A job well done. Dave and Maureen (11/15/07)

  108. 1984 Sea Sprite 28 - Thank you for the Survey Report. It is very thorough. It will be of great help to me as I get to learn about the boat. Thank you for your help in taking me through the boat and showing me everything during the survey. I will definitely give you high marks in a recommendation. Roy (12/13/2007)

  109. 2000 Catalina 4000 MK II - We are pleased with your thoroughness, professionalism, courtesy and your work. It was a pleasure doing business with you. If the opportunity presents itself, we will certainly recommend you. Ed and Barb (11/30/07)

  110. 2001 Catalina 34 Mark II - Thanks for a great job. The report is very thorough. Jack (7/30/07)

  111. 2000 Bayliner Trophy 2002 Walkaround - Got the report and forwarded it to insurance company to set an "agreed value" without a hitch. Couldn't believe you did the entire written evaluation the same nite! Again I thank you for your professionalism and hard work. Brian (7/11/07)

  112. 1980 O'Day 28 - Thank you for the Marine Survey Report. You have added real value. With all the effort you spent on the survey, and the thoroughness (as exhibited by the detail in the report), I feel I certainly got more than my fair share of your time, I also learnt a great deal about this boat, up front, in the process. It will be my pleasure to recommend your services to others. Jim (6/21/07)

  113. 1991 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer - Thank you for your excellent service. It was my great pleasure to have you as my marine surveyor. I have learned a lot from you that day. Definitely, I will refer you to anyone who needs a survey in the area. You are the best. Wen (4/12/07)

  114. 2004 Mainship Pilot 30 Rum Runner II - Thanks so much for the report. I really appreciate your timeliness in getting it to us. It is very refreshing to deal with someone who does exactly what he says! I will definitely keep you in mind for future business. Lane (4/11/07)

  115. 2003 Beneteau 473 - Thank you for the very thorough inspection and report. It was a pleasure working with you. Fred (4/12/07)

  116. 2000 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer - Thank you for your services. Really a very thorough job. Ralph (3/26/07)

  117. 1977 Bristol 32 - Many thanks for the survey on "Verde." It was a real pleasure to meet you and even more of a pleasure to see what a professional, thorough and experienced job was being done. If I ever need another survey I'll know who to ask! Sebastian (1/2/07)

  118. 1989 Beneteau First 235 - I received you report in yesterday's mail. Thank you very much for the work. Based on your survey, I bought the boat. Thanks again for your fine work. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Mike (8/25/06)

  119. 1991 Grady White Sailfish 25 - Received your survey earlier in the week. I don't think my house inspection was as thorough. You didn't miss a thing. Thanks for such an informative report. Mike (8/4/06)

  120. 1975 Bristol 27 - Thank you very much for the extremely thorough survey you performed last week on my boat. It was truly a learning experience to go over every part with you and I really appreciated your patience and good humor... Thanks again for an extremely professional and educational report. I will be happy to recommend your services to my fellow boaters in future. Dot (10/31/05)
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