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Marine Surveyors

Just as you would most likely have a house inspector look over a resale home you were purchasing, it is prudent to have a marine surveyor inspect a used boat before you finalize the purchase. A marine surveyor will be looking for such things as dryrot, moisture in the bulkheads, loose railings, and blisters in the hull, plus the surveyor will check to see that all equipment is operable. An engine surveyor will be looking for problems with the engines.

Most, if not all, of these things cannot be readily seen with the casual eye. The fees for these inspections are paid by the buyer, but they are a wise investment considering the potential consequences of not having them. If you are financing your boat, the lender will require that a survey be done. The surveyor will also place an appraised value on the boat.

California Delta Marine Surveyors Directory

Name Address Phone Services

Brendan Schmidt Walnut Creek 925.934.5744 Hull Surveys
Mark Carter
Wm. Reisner & Assoc.
Bethel Island 925.752.1742 Hull Surveys
Steven McNear Davis/Stockton 530.753.6408 Hull Surveys
Lloyd Benson Belvedere 415.435.0409 Hull Surveys
Bruce Martens San Francisco Area 707.645.1377 Hull Surveys
Kent Parker
Parker Marine Consultants
SF Bay, Delta 707.252.9383 Hull Surveys
Captain Jim Elfers
Delta Marine Survey
Sacramento 650.834.6780 Hull Surveys
Terry & Susan Tupper
Bluewater Marine Survey
West Sacramento 916.599.5241 Hull Surveys
Ben Penn & Assoc. Lodi 209.334.6831
Hull, Engine & Outdrive Surveys
Delta Marine Sales and Service Stockton 888.261.5564 Outboard Surveys
Nordic Marine Delta/Isleton 916.777.5977 Gas, Diesel & Outdrive Surveys
Chip’s Marine Service Sacramento 916.371.3366 Outdrive Surveys
J & H Marine Stockton 209.951.0283 Diesel, Gas, and Outdrive Surveys
JR Racing Delta 916.477.0167 Gas & Outdrive Surveys