Marine Surveyor's perform inspections of boats for pre-purchase, insurance renewal, estate condition & value, etc. I am a member of the Association of Certified Marine Surveyors. I'm a certified technician with the American Boat & Yacht Council. I've represented you & your boat to nearly every finance & insurance company. I'm approved by BoatUS, etc..
In addition to normal yacht / boat surveys, I do metal thickness testing & thermal imaging. I also am certified to create reports on storage containers, as in the shipping containers used for cross-ocean trips.
I live at Lake of the Ozarks and will travel wherever necessary as long as you pay my time and travel expense.
I've worked for several over-seas firms, both for vessel condition and also insurance claims.
Each year, more than 10% of my surveys are performed for people that won't see their boat until it arrives at their Marina.
My family has been surveying boats since 1964. Dad taught metallurgy classes to insurance adjusters so they would know whether the ear of a prop broke off because it hit something or was fatigued.