Yacht & Marine Surveyors


NOTE: Those links do not, by any means, represent an endorsement of the listed Surveyors, Survey Organizations or Companies. They are simply here to assist the boat owner/buyer in the surveying process. Sailonline.com cannot be held responsible for any problem occuring in the course of a transaction with any of the Surveyors listed here.

Surveyor Associations

National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)
P.O. Box 9306
Cheasapeake, VA 23321-9306
1.800.822.6267 - Web site

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)
4605 Cardinal Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32210
1.800.344.9077 - Web site

Regional Offices


Capt. John Banister
Member SAMS and ABYC
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
1.561 255.4139
Web site | Email

D.H. Pascoe & Co.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1.954.527.5741 - Web site

Paul Anstey
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1.954.270.1949 - Email

Florida Marine Surveyors
Surveys with computerized thermal imaging.
Web site

Caribbean (North to South)

U.S. & British Virgin Islands

Captain Geoffrey Williams
Master Mariner / Class 1 (unlimited)
Accredited Marine Surveyor
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Nanny Cay Office: 1.284.494.0772
Cell: 1.284.542.1642 -1.284.499.1642
Email - Web site

William J. Bailey
Accredited Marine Surveyor #461
International Association of Marine Investigators #2601
Surveyor of Ships for Transport Canada
B.V.I. Certified Marine Loss Adjuster
Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tel: 1.284.494.2091
Cell: 1.284.499.1576

Guadeloupe - Martinique, French West Indies

Jacques Scharwatt
Tel: (0)596 740214
Cell: (0)696 296429
Web site - Email

Windward Islands

Christopher Kessell
St Lucia - Grenada
Cell 1.758.484.3547

As a simple indication, as of this writing, the cost of a survey in Florida and in the Caribbean is approximately as follows:

  • Haul/rigging/systems survey: $15/20 per foot
  • Haul-out at Independent Boatyard: $6 to $8 per foot
  • Engine survey: $250