Boston Marine Surveyors
Marine Surveying & Consulting - Member ABYC

- Serving all of New England -

Marine Surveyors & Consultants


Why Use a Marine Surveyor?

As a buyer, you will need to know the condition and fair market value of the boat you intend on buying, so it is imperative that you perform a marine survey. Most insurance companies and banks will require a marine survey of older or used vessels in order to underwrite and/or finance the vessel. Insurance companies will also ask for an updated marine insurance survey of your boat every 3 to 5 years to continue coverage.

Purchasing a marine survey is buying peace of mind. A professional marine survey will give a better idea of what you are purchasing and help you learn what will be necessary to maintain the vessel in the future to keep you and your family safe, and your investment secure. Certain types and makes of boats tend to have recurring problems or requirements. At Boston Marine Surveyors we are familiar with most models and are able to advise you on the long term suitability of your intended boat purchase and its equipment, particularly in relation to how and where you intend to use it.

Purchasing a boat is an exciting experience for you and your family. Be sure to have a marine surveyor give you his unbiased opinion on your boat before pulling the trigger. Even if you are an experienced boater, it is a good idea to have a second opinion, or a second set of eyes take a look at a boat before you purchase it.

We are proud to have the quickest turn around time in the industry. After a full verbal report, our written reports are completed in 24 hours or less!




On the Boardwalk at Marina Bay

308 Victory Road #5

North Quincy, MA 02171



Office (781) 812-9570

Fax (617) 328-4004


Areas of Practice

Pre-purchase survey

This is the most comprehensive type of marine inspection and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This includes such items as structural integrity, out of water bottom inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion systems, fuel systems, machinery, navigational, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance. See our Rates

damage appraisal

This is performed to asses the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair costs, and if requested, the probable cause. See our Rates

 Condition & Value Survey of a 41' Sigma in Colon, Panama. January 2018

Condition & Value Survey of a 41' Sigma in Colon, Panama. January 2018

insurance SURVEY

This marine inspection is performed so that an insurance company can determine whether or not a vessel is an acceptable risk. The surveyor is interested in structural integrity and the safety of the vessel for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey of older or used boats. They also will want to know a boats' fair market value. See our Rates

 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. November 2016

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. November 2016

appraisal inspection

This marine inspection is performed in order to gather enough information to justify and/or determine the fair market value of a vessel. This is typically needed for purposes of financing, estate settlements, donation, and factor in legal cases such as divorce. BMS also specializes in high end donation and valuation appraisals. See our Rates

 Heading out for a sunset cruise. Boston Harbor August 2017

Heading out for a sunset cruise. Boston Harbor August 2017


A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.
— Anne Davison


Let's Chat.

Kindly use the form below to contact us. Please be as detailed as possible. Include the type of marine survey you are looking for, the year, make and model of the boat as well as its engine manufacturer. Also, please include the location of the boat, and the date and time that best works for all involved to have the vessel surveyed. You also may email or call us to make an appointment.

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Please include the location, year, make and model of the vessel. Is the vessel currently in the water or dry docked?