Marine Surveys by The Boat Doc Marine Surveys, LLC, William E. Hymans, Ph.D., SAMS® AMS®, Pennington & Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA The Boat Doc Marine Surveys, LLC
Pennington & Stone Harbor, New Jersey


Serving all of New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Upper Chesapeake

William E. Hymans, Ph.D., SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor

609-730-1200
Email: Billhymans@aol.com



Why Get A Survey?
A marine survey is a detailed inspection of a boat done by a trained and qualified professional for the purpose of determining the vessel's current condition and its suitability for use in conditions for which it was designed.

A surveyor adds an unbiased, experienced evaluation to that of a prospective purchaser and will identify items requiring attention be they maintenance, repairs or just good marine practice.

Why Should I Get One?

The short answer is safety and security, physical and financial.
  • Physical: The water can be a dangerous place, subject to the vagaries of tides, currents and weather. It is no place for a deficient boat whether it be in the hands of an experienced crew or first time owners.

  • Financial: By establishing a fair market value, a surveyor will help you protect your equity before signing on the dotted line.
It basically comes down to peace of mind. A survey will give you a good idea of what is involved in boat ownership and what is required to operate and maintain the vessel in the future to keep you and your family safe and your investment secure.

Another factor is knowledge base. A good surveyor will be familiar with most boat makes and models, their design, equipment and appointments, and any recurring problems, allowing him/her to advise whether your intended purchase makes sense in relation to how and where you plan to use it.

If a loan or insurance is involved, the lender or insurance company will likely require a survey as well, so having one done up front will meet all contingencies.



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