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Pre-Purchase Inspection

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection that we perform, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. It includes an in-depth examination of the vessel in the water (if applicable), followed by an out-of-the-water inspection of the hull & all its wetted components. This survey also covers structural integrity, on-board electrical systems, the propulsion system, fuel system, other machinery, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance. Additionally a limited test run with the support of a qualified Captain for up to 1 hour can be included.

Vessels should be prepped for inspection.

These are typically performed at the request of an insurance company to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. Usually, insurance companies are concerned with structural integrity and safety items.

Many insurance companies will require an insurance survey on older boats periodically or when writing a new policy. They will also request the vessel's current market value.

Fishing Charter Boats (Uninspected Passenger Vessels) are generally required to receive an Insurance Survey every 5 years.


Insurance Survey


This can give you a better understanding of an engine, transmission, or gearcase overall state of health / internal wear. We take a sample of the oil during or after the engines have been run and overnight it to an independent lab for a spectrometer analysis. You will then receive a detailed report by email that will have all the vital numbers of your oil sample, along with a reference point to compare to. The lab also provides a general statement regarding the oil sample and overall engine health.


The surveyor can be retained by an insurance company to determine the nature, cause and extent of damage sustained and may be asked to recommend repairs, review estimates or to determine the pre-loss value of a vessel.  A vessel owner can retain a surveyor for the same purposes.

Marine Pre-Purchase Survey / Marine Insurance Survey / Condition Evaluation 

Minimum Charge $525 + tax

Boat Damage Inspection $175 per hour plus mileage (minimum 3 hour charge)

Up to 50' = $27 per foot + tax

51'- 65' = $32 per foot + tax

66' & over = $ by quote

Oil Analysis $80 per sample

Specialty / Antique vessels by quote.

Payment is due on the day of survey.

Survey Agreements also act as Invoices.

Payment for pre-purchase surveys / insurance surveys / condition evaluations due day of or prior to inspection date. Information will not be released until payment is received. Cancellation of inspections must be made in email form within 72 hrs prior to inspection date or survey cost will be due. All other payments due within 15 days of invoice date. Past due payments subject to fee - 10% of invoice total per 15 day period.

* Fly-bridge boats add an additional $2.00 per foot
* Vessel length determined by manufacture specifications, and as reported to BUC Valu, not model number.

If the vessel length is greater then 3" of a foot it will be rounded up the the nearest foot for "per foot cost".

Payment by: Cash - Check / Credit / Debit Card (3.5% fee added)
Checks are to be made payable to: Popeye Marine Group - (post dating not accepted)
*Marine Surveys and all other service payments are due upon the completion of the on board inspection / service
(day of) unless otherwise stated. 

*Popeye Marine Group Marine Surveys, Insurance Surveys, and Boat Damage Inspections do not include an internal inspection of Engines, Generators, Gears, Pumps or other mechanical aspects of a vessel. We recommend further inspection for these items to be completed by a Certified Marine Mechanic. Popeye Marine Group does not represent itself or its entities as Certified Marine Mechanics for any purpose of any type of Marine Survey.

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