Dedicated to Quality and Safety, Providing Unbiased Inspection For Vessel Owners, Underwriters and Lenders Since 1996 (SAMS AMS Since 2009)
Local area includes Port Canaveral, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Ft Pierce, Port St Lucie, and Stuart however survey’s are frequently conducted anywhere in Florida, Gulf Coast, Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean
Surveys of vessels from 25’ to 70’ following the SAMS Recommended Survey Format including over 100 distinct inspection points including:
Boom, mast step, mast and standing rigging at deck level, visible and accessible portions of chain plates, blocks, deck hardware, sailing winches, running rigging (deck level). Sails on board. Decks and hull above and below water line. Windlass & anchoring gear, Dodger, Bimini and awnings. Shore power systems, Batteries and DC systems and controls, Navigation instruments and running lights. Bilge pumps and accessible portions of fresh water plumbing, tanks and waste systems. Interior fits and finishes, galley and cooking equipment. Steering systems. Engine & propulsion gear.
Past Assignments Have Included Electrical Fires, Sinking's, Collisions, Rigging Failures and Lightning Damage. Additionally We Have Provided Detailed Review of Major Repair Estimates and Invoices Identifying Duplicate or Unnecessary Charges, and Review and Comment on Logistical Issues With Claims in the South Pacific.
Inspecting hazards to patrons, construction issues, locating sources of current in electrical ground system, suitability for use and vessel size, and impact or storm damage.
Applicable codes include but are not limited to: NFPA 303
Thank you for your inspection last week. I ‘do’ appreciate your work and review of the 39’ Shannon sailboat. I also appreciated and enjoyed you pulling me to your side time to time and pointing out the challenges of upgrading and maintenance. I felt as if you were mentoring me, and I truly thank you for that.
39’ Shannon sailboat
We have been very pleased with Mitch’s services, he has gone above and beyond our expectations and an altogether superior experience than we’ve had with any previous marine surveyor.
Steve and Heather Dunn
New Boat Owners from Canada
From the beginning, we knew Mitch was a great choice. A great example of hiring a surveyor actually saving the buyer money overall.
All NYC Yachts
The information presented has been thorough and comprehensive providing us with essential information we need to access a vessel's condition and value.
Donald W. Spink CPCU
President Blue Water Insurance
Mitch has been a real pleasure to work with. He is obviously very skilled and knowledgeable regarding Marine Surveying, reconstruction, and operating systems and was very generous with his time when we had questions.
Bo and Jeannie Benedict
Owners involved in Insurance Claim
Thank you for all your candid comments and excellent work and professional attitude. I would recommend you to anyone wishing to purchase a boat.
Potential Buyer of a Catamaran