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Here is a big no no. The exhaust hose in the picture has been repaired with duc-tape. Instead of replacing the cracked hose the owner decided to try to fix it cheap. It's imperative that exhaust hoses and components are kept in good working condition to avoid carbon monoxide leaks that could make...

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The swim platform on this old Carver was soft from core rot. I bet you can guess why! The rust stains around the boarding ladder mounting bolts is a tell-tale indicator that water has been leaking into the swim platform causing the core material to rot and the platform to get soft. A new swim pla...

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We recently found this fuel filter on a survey of a center console fishing boat. Be sure and replace your fuel/water separators yearly! This one was 7 years old and rusted so bad it developed a pin hole leak and was leaking gas into the bilge. All it takes is one spark to cause an explosion! Call...

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Needing a survey to renew your insurance policy on your boat or yacht? We specialize in all surveys for pre-purchase, insurance and finance needs. Call us today for a quote! Sams Surveyor Associate

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Talk about a unique boat! We surveyed this 1998 Latitude Andreyale 33 for a customer needing an insurance survey. The vessel was located three hours away, but we were happy to make the drive!

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Another beautiful yacht surveyed, another happy customer! Needing a pre-purchase inspection survey, insurance survey or appraisal? We would be privileged to assist you! We are currently giving a winter discount for all our surveys. Call the number below or visit our website for details! We pride ...

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Here was a beautiful Carver 390 surveyed for another happy customer! We are currently giving a discounted rate of 18$ per foot for surveys on Lake Texoma. Call us today to inquire about a survey on your boat or yacht! Our surveys include an in-water portion, out of water and sea-trial. Upon comp...

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Went down to Austin to survey this 1984 Century Coronado. This was one of the coolest boats we have ever surveyed!! Our out of state customer was very pleased with our attention to detail, over 200 high resolution pictures and videos of the sea-trial, and 20 page report which detailed the conditi...

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Testimonials

a year 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
a year ago
John's communication in advance of the survey was timely and informative. His inspection of the boat we were looking at was methodical and thorough. For us as new boat owners, we very much appreciated John's willingness to answer not only specific questions about the boat he was inspecting but more general boating questions. We not only highly recommend John to anyone looking to purchase a used boat but would not hesitate to use his services again ourselves. His report was well worth the cost. Thanks John. Bob and Gina.
- Bob B
a year ago
John and Southern Marine Surveying recently surveyed my prospective purchase of an Express Cruiser and we could not be happier. He was easy to contact, flexible with scheduling, and thorough (his final report was 23 pages long and easy to follow for action steps). All of this is complemented by an easy-going and easy to talk to personality. He was friendly and kept things easy for me to understand. I would recommend him to anyone!
- Alex N

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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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