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This right here is a tragedy, and it could not have happened to a nicer person. This freakish cold weather in Texas has lead to hundreds of boat sinkings and cracked engine blocks. Here in Texas it is common to install a bilge heater instead of getting your engines properly winterized because nor...

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When the temperatures dip below freezing it is imperative you have your boat winterized to avoid freeze damage which could lead to your vessel sinking or a cracked engine block. Also recommended is to install a bilge heater, which will turn itself on when the temperature gets below a certain thre...

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We are open for business and currently performing surveys for pre-purchase, insurance and finance needs. Can you spot what is wrong in the picture? Maintaining your bilge ventilation system is a top priority and especially so on gasoline powered boats and yachts. The blower hose should be well se...

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Who can spot the problem here? This is a deck drain (scupper) located in the cockpit of a boat. Why is it important? Because if you ever take a big wave over your boat or if you are just simply washing it, there has to be a way to drain the water and you want the water going overboard and not int...

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The bulkhead forward of the engine room on this Regal Commodore is rotted, as you can tell by just looking at it in this instance. Further testing revealed the stringers under both engines were also rotted. This turned out to be a bad day for our customer. We were hired to do an insurance survey,...

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Here is a great example of why you should hire a surveyor for a pre-purchase survey before you buy that next boat or yacht! What you see here is a rotted bulkhead and upon more investigation it was found the stringers were also rotted by using percussion testing technique and then following up wi...

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In the list of things that could sink your boat, this is among the top. Ever take a big wave over your boat? Wonder where the water drains to when you wash your boat? These deck drains are made to scupper the water back over the side. If the hoses are not connected the water will drain into and q...

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Testimonials

3 days ago
Very quick response. Did a complete and professional job on the survey of a sailboat I was purchasing. Highly recommend!!!
- Ed L
7 months ago
John at Southern Marine surveying is very thorough, very knowledgable and very easy to deal with. As a first time boat buyer he helped me out quite a bit, and offered to help out at anytime. Very professional and I highly recommend to any one!!
- Gary R
2 years ago
As far as I am concerned John is the best marine surveyor out there. His communication from the initial call, through scheduling, and then after providing the survey report was exceptional. It stands out that he takes pride in his ability to deliver customer service and his attention to detail for his clients. He even took the time to accommodate my schedule and go through every detail of the report at 8pm at night. Very much appreciated. John is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend Southern Marine to everyone I can.
- Reeves C

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SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) Marine Surveyor and USCG Licensed Master specializing in pre-purchase, insurance and finance related needs. Yacht and boat inspector.

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