pre-purchase boat


For those individuals purchasing a boat, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a pre-inspection done on the boat prior to giving a deposit for it.

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insurance-request boat

Insurance request

Most insurance companies are requiring that a survey be done on boats that are several years old before insurance is given on it.

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Surveys and Appraisals for:

  • Purchase evaluation.
  • Insurance requests.
  • Damage assessment.
  • Resale evaluation.
  • Estate evaluation.
  • Insurance damage dispute.
  • Refinancing for bank reports.
  • Salt water assessment.

    All kind of boats

  • Power Boats
  • Sail Boats
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Fishing Boats
  • PWC Jet Ski


If you require a marine survey we can accommodate you in preparing a report to suit your particular needs. A marine survey or boat appraisal have the same information and material content, which establishes a value and condition of the boat and related equipment.

This value and condition is important to you when making a decision for the purchase of the boat or for refinancing. Many insurance companies now require a marine appraisal or marine survey report indicating the condition of the boat, and for specifying the value for insurance replacement purposes.


We will come to your location and do a full examination of the boat which entails photos, inspecting the exterior and interior hull, interior living area, deck area, engine and its operation, engine compartment, electronics and trailer, if attached.

Moisture meter reading numbers are also taken from different areas of the boat and recorded. The inspection procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours, and the computerized report and the results are available usually within a couple of days and can be mailed to you, or sent directly via electronic mail to the insurance company. It is important that a proper report includes, listening to the engine and outdrive while it is operating, and to view the electronics and complete operation of the boat, if possible.

Photos will have to be taken of all areas of the boat, so ample lighting will have to be available and the mooring cover or shrink wrap removed if possible. If the boat is out of the water, it may be necessary to briefly run the engine with the proper connection for cooling.

The survey or appraisal can be done while the boat is in the water, or out of the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most popular questions. If we don’t have the answer to your question, you can contact us by phone 519 732 7257 or 289 556 7323 , email or text us at 519 732 7257. We are happy to help you.

A marine survey is used to verify your boats overall condition for safety reasons and for value.

Moisture meter readings are taken from different parts of the interior and exterior of the hull of the boat to determine if there is excessive moisture or rot in the hull.

The marine survey usually takes about one hour for an average sized boat.

It usually takes a couple of days after the inspection is done to generate the report and have it e-mailed to you.

To do a proper survey it is recommended that the boat be out of the water so that the surveyor can assess the underside of the boat for damage or rot.

Yes we can come and do an inspection and provide you with a verbal or written report as to the condition of the boat.

We do marine surveys on sail boats and any type of boat or marine vessel.

A marine survey is usually good for approximately five years but that is dependent upon the individual insurance companies requirements.

Needed repairs or recommendations that are found during the survey need to be done prior to the insurance company providing insurance.

We will travel to your location to perform the marine survey no matter where it is however, there could be travel time charged.

We can do a marine survey in the winter if it is not covered in snow and accessible.

In order to provide the insurance company with a value and the condition of the engine or drive it is recommended that the engine be started, but not always necessary depending on the circumstances.

Payment is due when the marine survey is done, and if there is travel time there may be a deposit required first via e transfer.

We can give you our professional opinion as to the value of the boat and some recommendations and whether it is a sound investment.

The cost of a survey is calculated by the length of the boat and the location and the type of boat and usually to be determined by speaking directly to the owner or buyer.


  • Connect with one of the best in the industry.
  • Professional comphrehensive reports.
  • 20 years experience in the marine appraisal survey business.
  • Experience in marine sales in state of Florida and Ontario.
  • Experience in boat repairs.
  • Importation of boats into Canada.
  • Accepted by all insurance companies.

Serving all of Southern Ontario

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