Getting a survey or a prepurchase report is the most important step when purchasing goods from overseas such as 2nd hand boats, yachts, cars, caravans and motorhomes. It confirms the condition of the goods so you know what you are getting but they are also important for insurance. It can be difficult to get an insurance claim processed if there is not a detailed prepurchase report.

There are two major marine surveyor associations SAMS & NAMS they cover the USA, UK, some countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For the full list of SAMS & NAMS marine surveyors please visit http://www.marinesurvey.org/index2.html or http://www.namsglobal.org/find-a-marine-surveyor/

UK – Marine Surveyors & Vehicle Pre purchase reports

For Marine Surveyors in the UK please visit http://www.marinesurvey.org/other-countries/united-kingdom.html

For prepurchase reports for cars, caravans and Motor homes please follow this link http://www.theaa.com/vehicle-inspections/index.html

TheAA.com also offers data reports so you can check if a vehicle is stolen.

Australia – Marine Surveyors & Vehicle Pre purchase reports

For Marine Surveyors within Australia please follow this link http://www.aimsurveyors.com.au/index.shtml. or http://www.marinesurvey.org/other-countries/australia.html

For prepurchase reports on cars, caravans and motorhomes please follow this link

USA – Marine Surveyors & Vehicle Pre purchase reports

For the full list of Marine Surveyors please follow this link http://www.marinesurvey.org/us-regions.html

For prepurchase reports on cars, caravans and motorhomes please follow the below links http://www.carfax.com/entry.cfx

http://www.vehiclehistoryrecord.com/vehiclehistoryrecord.php

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Below is a list of a few SAMS Surveyors by State in the USA

Florida

Larry J. Balok – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
10571 Old Grove Circle
Bradenton, Florida 34212
941-741-9630 -O, 941-748-8544 -Fax
seascow@msn.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

William R. (Bill) Bartosch – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2004
Marc Slakoff & Associates
11165 – 141st Avenue
Vero Beach-Fellsmere, Florida 32948
954-410-2532 -Cell, 954-525-7930 -O, 772-571-1005 -Fax
wrbmarine@bellsouth.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Kevin Behen – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2008
Boat Whisperer, Inc.
6371 Cocoa Lane
Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
813-334-3274 -Cell
behenk@hotmail.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Hull & Machinery and Cargo, Engines

Steven Berlin – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1994
Independent Marine Surveyors, Inc.
17080 Safety Street, Unit 105
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
239-466-4544 -O, 239-940-3175 -Cell, 239-466-7560 -Fax
indmarine@cs.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Stuart Biesel – Surveyor Associate
United Marine Surveyors, Inc.
1845 Cordova Road, Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
954-630-8775 -O, 866-406-7963 -Fax
info@umsurveyors.com

Michael Brescher – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2007
Mike Brescher & Associates
1155 NE 89th Street
Miami, Florida 33138
305-754-8361 -O, 305-632-9663 -Cell
mikebrescher@att.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Georgia

Thomas M. Eve – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2005
Eve Marine Surveyors, Inc.
31 Richmond Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-355-5911 -O, 912-355-5913 -Fax
evesurvey@aol.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Richard A. Fraker – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1997
J.W. Tarver Jr. & Co. Inc.
8 Richmond Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-355-1633 -O, 912-441-0513 -Cell, 912-303-0399 -Fax
jtarverco@gmail.com
Specialty: Cargo

Gerald A. Sisco – Surveyor Associate
Select Marine Surveying, Inc.
155 Runner Road
Savannah, Georgia 31410
912-663-8099 -O & Mobile, 912-897-0708 -Fax
vagabondxx@bellsouth.net

South Carolina

Neil K. Haynes – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1995
Blue Water Surveys, Inc.
1739 Maybank Hwy., Suite. T-8
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
843-559-2857 -O, 843-559-2857 -R, 843-559-2857 -Fax
nhaynes@boatsurveyor.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

G. Robert Newman – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2008
Robert Newman Engineering, LLC
1836 Delacourt Ave.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
843-860-4405 -O & Mobile
robert@robertnewmanengineering.com
Specialty: Engines

North Carolina

Brian C. Donnalley – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1995
Donnalley Marine Services
219 Bedrock Court
Wilmington, North Carolina 28411
910-686-7867 -O, 910-686-2197 -R, 910-686-7243 -Fax
bdonnalley@ec.rr.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Dennis D. Eddinger – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2001
Capt. Dennis Eddinger & Sons Marine Services, Inc.
9221 Glenashely Drive
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
704-439-3853 -O, 843-469-4423 -Cell
captdinger@mi-connection.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Corey E. McMahon – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
Triton Marine Services Inc.
P.O. Box 486
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516-0486
252-728-9958 -O, 866-871-5230 -Fax
tritonmarine@coastalnet.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Marylands

Raymond N. Bracken – Surveyor Associate
About The Boat Marine Surveys
2501 Boston Street, Suite 301
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
410-340-3208 -O
ray@abouttheboat.com

Karen Wiley Alt – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2002
Anchor Marine Surveying
P. O. Box 602
Trappe, Maryland 21673
866-372-2662-Toll Free -O, 410-476-4666 -O, 410-463-2909 -Cell
Karen@anchormarineinc.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

George H. Kastendike – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2001
J. Ramsey Berry, Inc.
860 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
410-778-1143 -O, 410-708-3162 -Cell, 410-778-4925 -Fax
georgekastendike@jrbclaims.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

New York

Russell Bostock – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2009
R. J. Bostock & Son Maritime Consulting
55 Normandy Drive
Northport, New York 11768
516-647-3269 -Cell, 631-754-4287, 631-262-7176 -Fax -R
rbostockmaritime@aol.com
Specialty: Hull & Machinery, Cargo

Peter L. Barth – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2001
Small Boat Marine Service
108 Darrow Lane
Greenlawn, New York 11740
631-757-5537 -O, 631-278-4223 -Cell, 631-757-5537 -Fax
SBmarine@optonline.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Anthony L. Fazio – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1993
P. O. Box 81
East Northport, New York 11731-0081
631-754-8518 -O & R, 516-429-7365 -Cell, 631-261-6510 -Fax
fazioams@optonline.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Michigan

Ralph M. Keller Jr. – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1997
1106 Pinecrest
White Lake, Michigan 48386
231-634-7277 -Cheboygan, 248-363-8254 -White Lake
survboat@netzero.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

A. John Lobbezoo – Accredited Marine Surveyor Charter Member
Great Lakes Marine Surveyors, Inc.
P.O. Box 466
Spring Lake, Michigan 49456-0466
616-842-4049 -O, 616-846-6256 -Fax, 616-796-4777-Cell
johnglms@sbcglobal.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Cargo

Jim Cukrowicz – Accredited Marine Surveyor, Charter Member
Marine Survey
388 55th Street
Grand Junction, Michigan 49056
269-236-0255 -O
captain@i2k.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Texas

Stephen D. Devoy – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2006
Matthews Daniel
1724 Dart Street
Houston, Texas 77007
713-622-1633 -O, 713-501-2032 -Cell, 713-622-1644 -Fax
dougdevoy@matdan.com
Specialty: Tug and Barge

Richard (Dick) Frenzel – Accredited Marine Surveyor Charter Member, Senior Marine Surveyor
Dixieland Marine Inc.
1500 FM 2436
La Grange, Texas 78945
713-419-8855 -Houston-O, 713-893-4541 -Fax
dxlmar@earthlink.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Tug & Barge, Fishing Vessels

California

Steven Ward – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2008
Captain Steven Ward
P.O. Box 937
Dana Point, California 92629
949-683-0589 -O & Mobile
marinesurveys@verizon.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Mike Pyzel – Accredited Marine Surveyor 1995
Mike Pyzel, Marine Surveyor
P. O. Box 4217
Santa Barbara, California 93140
805-895-8081 -Cell
mpyzel@hotmail.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

Douglas S. Jones – Surveyor Associate
P.O. Box 3348
Newport Beach, California 92659
Tel: 949-646-3038 Cell: 949-422-9361 Fax: 949-646-1834
dsjsurvey@sbcglobal.net

Gene Peter Hillger – Accredited Marine Surveyor 2000
Arnold & Arnold Inc.
2329 India Street
San Diego, California 92101
619-233-1096 -O, 619-233-1607 -Fax
gene@arnoldoffice.com
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft, Hull & Machinery, Cargo