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Dana Point Marine Surveyors

  • Pre-Purchase Surveys
  • Insurance Surveys
  • Appraisal Surveys
  • Damage Surveys
  • Cargo Surveys
  • Consulting


Proudly Serving the Whale Watching Capital of the West

Home to what many claim are the best beaches in Southern California, Dana Point also has a vibrant boating community.

And we are proud to be an important part of that community – offering boat buyers, sellers and insurers access to high quality, competitive priced surveys.

We offer both Dana Point boat surveys and Dana Point boat appraisals that help reduce financial risk and help ensure the safety of cargo and passengers.

So if you are looking for a Dana Point Marine Surveyor that is known for providing high quality services and offering competitive pricing, call us today at 949-698-3353 or fill out our contact form.

We Are the Premier Dana Point Marine Surveyor

As evidence of this claim, we have a certification in marine systems from the widely respected American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). We are also members in good standing of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS).

We truly value the good reputation we’ve built for providing highly accurate Dana Point marine surveys and boat appraisals.

Whether you want to take your boat out to catch a view of some dolphins or maybe even some whales or you want to stay closer to shore where you can visit conservation areas, grassy parks, eclectic boutiques and more, the first step is ensuring your boat meets all the current regulations – and that means a survey from Ocean Marine Surveyors Inc.

If you are buying or selling or insuring a boat, we will utilize our knowledge and experience to ensure you get good value.

There’s no faster or surer way to assess a boat’s condition than by working with us. We specialize in pre-purchase, or condition and value, surveys as well as engine analysis surveys, damage surveys and more.

Dana Point is a great place to own a boat and we are thankful to play such an important role in helping others realize their boat operating dreams.

So Why Choose Us As Your Dana Point Marine Surveyor?

We believe there are actually many reasons to hire us to conduct your Dana Point marine survey or Dana Point boat appraisal, including:

We are familiar with Dana Point and have worked with numerous boat owners there on Dana Point marine surveys

  • We have a number of certifications, memberships and recognitions, such as: ABYC certification in marine systems; memberships in NAMS, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); recognized by the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU); named a USPAP accredited compliant appraiser; and we have been approved through Homeland Security’s TWIC
  • We have extensive knowledge and experience. Our Dana Point marine surveyor has more than 25 years of experience. Our engine surveyor is an expert on both gas and diesel engines and has extensive knowledge of electronics and marinization
  • We provide a number of additional benefits, such as: Marine Survey Reports AND Findings and Recommendations Reports; 24 hour report turnaround times when needed; competitive pricing on all Dana Point Marine Surveys and Dana Point boat appraisals; and industry leading customer service.
  • We provide service at all the major marinas in Dana Point, including Dana Point Harbor – the Marina at Dana Point, Dana West Marina, Dana East Marina, Embarcadero Marina and more.

In addition to offering convenient local service, we also offer a money-back guarantee to clients. If a survey that we provide is not accepted by a bank or insurance company just send us a letter on company letterhead that indicates the reason for the rejection and we will issue a full refund of your service price.

Here’s what some of our satisfied clients have had to say about Ocean Marine Surveyors and our services:

Our Most In-Demand Dana Point Boat Survey & Boat Appraisal Services

Pre-Purchase Surveys

Also known as condition and value surveys, this is our most frequently used service. We will examine your boat’s structure, its safety equipment and its onboard systems. We will then determine the real value of the boat so you can proceed with buying or selling the vessel. We are known for producing surveys that satisfy all parties in the deal.

Damage Surveys

Concerned about boat damage? Don’t just trust a Dana Point marine surveyor hired by an insurance company – he has their best interests in mind! We will thoroughly assess the damage to your boat and let you know what repairs are needed and how much they should cost. Not sure what led to the damage? We can also help you determine probable cause.

Insurance Surveys

The best underwriting decisions require access to accurate and comprehensive vessel information – and that’s exactly what we provide to insurance companies. We will assess the boat’s onboard electrical systems, its safety equipment and the integrity of its structure so that you have everything you need to make the right underwriting decision. We eliminate guesswork and give you specific, actionable information.


Appraisal Surveys​

Often requested for divorce settlements, estate settlements, donations and legal cases, our appraisal surveys include an intensive inspection of the vessel’s structure, equipment and systems and then an accurate determination of its present day value. The boat owner ends up with a full, detailed report containing important vessel information, general and specific comments on its condition and the value estimate.


Engine Analysis

Our engine surveyor is an expert on all types of engines and will carefully examine your boat’s engine to determine its overall condition. He will look at everything from the engine controls to the compression to the exhaust to the mounts and more. You’ll feel confident that you have a full understanding of the condition of your engine and generator.


Sea Trials

Sometimes the best way to determine a vessel’s condition is to see it in action. We are experts at conducting sea trials for Dana Point boat owners. We will take your boat through a series of maneuvers in open water to accurately assess its operating condition. Then we will give you a full report that identifies any problem areas.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee our marine surveys to be accepted by your bank and insurance underwriter. If our survey is rejected due to the quality or limitations of the report, simply have the underwriter (not the agent or broker) forward us a letter on company letterhead stating the reason for the rejection, and the survey fee will be promptly refunded.


Fast Turnaround Time

We understand tight schedules.  Our report turnaround time is the fastest in the industry.  


Qualified Experts

We are experts in our field, a current NAMS Member,  and ABYC Certified in Marine Systems


Detailed Reports

Survey reports are guaranteed to be accepted by every known lender and insurance carrier

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