|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
A marine survey is a detailed inspection of a boat done by a trained and qualified professional for the purpose of determining the vessel's current condition and its suitability for use in conditions for which it was designed.|
A surveyor adds an unbiased, experienced evaluation to that of a prospective purchaser and will identify items requiring attention be they maintenance, repairs or just good marine practice.
Why Should I Get One?
The short answer is safety and security, physical and financial.
Another factor is knowledge base. A good surveyor will be familiar with most boat makes and models, their design, equipment and appointments, and any recurring problems, allowing him/her to advise whether your intended purchase makes sense in relation to how and where you plan to use it.
If a loan or insurance is involved, the lender or insurance company will likely require a survey as well, so having one done up front will meet all contingencies.
Installed December 23, 2008, Last Revised March 27, 2020 - This site is hosted and maintained by Don Robertson