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
|Brendan Schmidt||Walnut Creek||925.934.5744||Hull Surveys|
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|
Parker Marine Consultants
|SF Bay, Delta||707.252.9383||Hull Surveys|
|Captain Jim Elfers
Delta Marine Survey
|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|