Marine Survey Pricing
We offer competitive prices and use a simple pricing system
with no add-ons or extra fees.
Most surveyors quote their prices on a dollar/foot of boat
length basis. This sounds simple, and it would be simple if all
boats were the same. Unfortunately they are not and the actual
survey price becomes a matter of judgement and varies somewhat
from boat to boat.
A 30' twin screw cabin cruiser, loaded with electronics and
accessories, will take much longer to evaluate than a 30', lightly
equipped, sailboat. Inboard powered vessels require more investigation
time than outboard types due to the presence of the exhaust system,
shaft log, fuel tank, hull penetrations, etc.
In general, pre-purchase surveys range from $16.00 to $22.00
per foot of overall length while the less involved insurance
survey will cost between $14.00 and $18.00 per foot.
Note: With all older boats, we spend the first hour or so
investigating certain aspects of the boat that could adversely
affect its insurability and/or its fair market value. If serious
problems/conditions are apparent, we will stop work and contact
you by telephone or email. You then will have the option of having
us continue or end the survey. If you choose to end the survey,
you will be billed a flat fee of $200.00 USD + agreed to expenses.
Call us for a quote and we'll give you a "not-to-exceed"
price and not merely a cost-per-foot rate. There will be no hidden
after-charges. If you're price comparing, make sure that you
ask each surveyor, "How much do I write the check for?"