Dont Buy A Used Boat Without A Complete Inspection

In addition to these items, there is a host of many other systems and appurtenances that are unique to each vessel and may need inspection. 

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 Coast Guard regulations before issuing an insurance policy, or financing.

 We Guarantee our 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 letter head stating the reason for the rejection, and the survey fee will be promptly refunded.

If you are ready to schedule a survey, or just have some questions you need answered, click on the contact us page to drop an e-mail or give us a call.

  • Hull and structure
  • Trim tabs, stabilizer, and thrusters
  • Thru-hull fittings condition and operation
  • Engines and transmission
  • Fuel system 
  • Steering system
  • Galley equipment
  • Electrical systems, (AC and DC)
  • Generators
  • Plumbing system (freshwater, raw water, water heater, and sanitation)
  • HVAC
  • Navigation electronics
  • Safety equipment
  • Mast and rigging
  • A Sea trial is done to determine that the engine operates within the manufacturers specifications. We check for wide open throttle rpms, belts condition, hose condition, and fuel line condition. Motor mounts are observed, and the engine is monitored for any fluid leaks.

A marine survey is a visual inspection of the condition and operation of the vessels systems. A vessel has many systems that require maintenance and care. A careful visual inspection of the accessible components can help determine if the vessel has received proper maintenance or has been neglected.  An inspection can include the following and more........

About Us

I am SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor, AMS#1166.  I am a licensed USCG Captain with 29 years in the marine industry. I specialize in surveying fiberglass pleasure boat hulls. I have extensive experience in boat building and marine engine repair. I conduct pre-purchase surveys, appraisals,

Types Of Surveys

As a used boat buyer, you need to know what you are buying before you make one of the largest purchases of your lifetime. We strive to uncover any structural or mechanical aspects of the vessel that may lead to unforeseen costly repairs and safety risks. 

A boat can be one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make.

Seaside Marine Surveyors can help you with your decision.

Serving The Long Island N.Y. Area

  • Pre-purchase surveys                                  
  • Insurance surveys 
  • Appraisals
  • Damage reports                                       
  • Corrosion analysis                                                    
  • Sea trials                                                          
  • Osmosis testing
  • Shrink wrap for storage or transport
  • Complete winterization services
Why choose Us

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

Seaside Marine Surveyors has a thorough working knowledge of the standards, recommendations, and regulations used in the boating industry, and the U.S. Coast Guard

Preparation List

Survey Preparation List 

1. If vessel is to be hauled, it must be properly blocked and secured and the hauler should be contacted to insure the time and schedule.

2. Insure the vessel is prepared and operational for the sea trial.

Seaside 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.

We offer many different types of inspections and services to address your particular needs. .​

Gary Friend

 SAMS-AMS #1166