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Marine Surveyors
Fort Lauderdale , FL

Providing Marine Surveying Services in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas

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


Your Trusted Boat Survey Professionals

Expert Marine Survey Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ocean Marine Surveyors is the trusted expert in Fort Lauderdale, a marina renowned globally as the “Yachting Capital of the World.” With 300 miles of waterways, the city is a haven for boating enthusiasts. Our team of certified professionals provides top notch marine survey services tailored to meet the needs of Fort Lauderdale’s boating community. 

Whether you’re looking to purchase a yacht, seeking a survey for insurance purposes, planning to dock at marinas, in need of damage assessment or wanting to evaluate your vessels condition and value, our specialized services will ensure your peace of mind.

At Ocean Marine Surveyors we go beyond conducting surveys; we are dedicated to upholding maritime excellence standards, in Fort Lauderdale. 

Our range of services includes:

Pre Purchase Surveys

Make informed decisions with our detailed evaluations, ensuring your prospective vessel is a worthy investment.

Insurance Surveys

Facilitate your insurance process with our thorough inspections, designed to protect your maritime assets.

Marina Entrance Surveys

Smoothly transition into marina life with our specialized surveys, confirming your boat's readiness for its new berth

Damage Assessments

Navigate your way through post-damage recovery with our expert damage analysis and comprehensive reporting.

Condition & Valuation Surveys

Understand the true condition and value of your vessel with our in-depth examinations and appraisals.

Cargo Inspections

Safeguard your cargo's journey in and out of Fort Lauderdale with our meticulous inspection services, ensuring safety and compliance.

What Our Happy Clients Have to Say

Your Marine Survey Partners – Contact Us for Peace of Mind

Proudly Providing Boat Surveys for All of Fort Lauderdale's Marinas and Surrounding Areas

Coral Ridge Yacht Club

At the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Ocean Marine Surveyors offer their services in a tranquil location, by the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. This marina, with a history spanning over 75 years is renowned for its commitment to promoting boating excellence and fostering a community spirit. Our surveys ensure that vessels maintain the safety and compliance standards.

Banyan Bay Marina

Exciting news! We now provide surveying services at the Banyan Bay Marina, a retreat nestled along the Dania Cutoff Canal, south of the bustling Port Everglades. The marina offers secure access for boat owners. In accordance with Banyan Bays guidelines, we tailor our surveying services accordingly to the needs of boating enthusiasts ensuring the highest compliance.

Pier Sixty Six Marina

At Pier Sixty Six Marina, Ocean Marine Surveyors is here to provide surveying services for vessels of all sizes. With 164 slips, waterfront access points and top notch amenities suitable for short term and long term stays, we provide surveying services to yachts to ensure they are meticulously maintained in accordance with the highest compliance & industry standards.

Lauderdale Small Boat Club

Ocean Marine Surveyors is excited to offer our surveying services at the Lauderdale Small Boat Club—a part of Broward Countys boating community for more than seven decades. The LSBC Marina offers more than 265 slips exclusively for small boat owners. We focus on upholding the highest safety, quality and compliance standards for these vessels.

Lauderdale Yacht Club

At the Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ocean Marine Surveyors takes pride in providing surveying services to this historic establishment founded in 1938 known for its family values that prioritize its members. This club is a sanctuary for boating enthusiasts. Our services ensure that each vessel at this club meets the highest safety and performance standards.

Marina Bay Marina

We are delighted to offer our services at Marina Bay Marina, which features 168 slips catering to a variety of boat types. Our services complement the marinas offerings, including charter services, yacht management and brokerage assistance, for boat buying or selling. Our services ensure that every vessel meets seaworthiness standards and receives upkeep.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a marine survey?
A marine survey refers to an examination of a boat to evaluate its condition, value and compliance with safety regulations. It can be likened to a health check up conducted by a marine surveyor.
Why is it necessary to have a survey?

Marine surveys serve several purposes:

  • Pre Purchase: Looking to purchase a vessel?   Make an informed decision before making a large investment.
  • Insurance: Many insurance providers require an up to date survey report in order to offer coverage.
  • Financing: Banks and financial institutions often demand surveys for boat loans.
  • Safety: They help identify any safety concerns or required repairs.
  • Marina Access: Many marinas require a survey to determine the condition of a vessel before getting a slip.
What types of surveys do you provide?

Our range of surveys includes:


  • Pre Purchase Surveys: Detailed inspections carried out prior to purchasing a boat.
  • Insurance Surveys: Assessments mandated by insurance companies.
  • Appraisal Surveys: Evaluations conducted to determine the market value of a boat.
  • Damage Surveys: Assessing the extent of damage following an accident or incident.
  • Cargo Surveys: An inspection process conducted to assess the condition, quantity, and compliance of cargo during transportation.
How long does a marine survey typically take?

The duration of a survey depends on factors such as the size and type of vessel as well as the extent of the survey being conducted.  On average a survey can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Our goal is to conduct a comprehensive inspection, within the efficient timeframe possible.

What will I receive after the survey?

Following the survey you will receive a report encompassing findings, recommendations and any identified issues. The report is comprehensive. Includes photographs, descriptions well as a summary of your vessel’s condition and value.


How frequently should I have my vessel surveyed?

We recommend having your vessel surveyed:

  • Prior to Purchase: Always get a survey before buying a used vessel.
  • Every 2-5 Years: For insurance renewals and to maintain a good condition.
  • After an Incident: If your boat sustains damage or is involved in an accident.
  • Moving to New Marina: You may need to provide a condition survey to satisfy marina entrance requirements.
How much does a marine survey cost?

Various factors contribute to the cost of a survey including the type of vessel, the size of the vessel, and distance from the surveyor.  We provide transparent pricing and can offer a quote based on your specific needs.


How do I prepare my vessel for a survey?

Prior to the survey ensure your vessel is both accessible and clean.  Remove any items that might obstruct movement or a view.  Ensure you have all documents ready including ownership papers and maintenance records.  Preparing for the survey will help ensure the survey process is both smooth and efficient.


Can I attend the survey?

Of course!  We welcome your presence during the survey and will set aside time after the survey is complete to answer any questions you may have. 


How do I schedule a survey?

Scheduling your survey is straight forward process.  Simply contact us with the details about your vessel and its location and when you would like us to perform the survey.  Once we schedule your time slot, we will send out a follow message confirming your appointment as well as reminder on the day of the survey. 


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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