Port Credit Marine Surveys
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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

American Boat & Yacht Council

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Listed Below are examples of reports typical of my work. I don't differentiate between pre-purchase, C&V or insurance surveys. I do one level of report for for all as shown in the samples. I choose not to be associated with "checklist" or abbreviated reports. My reports are guaranteed to be accepted worldwide by all financial and insurance companies. Do not judge a report by the number of pages. Carefully consider the content, level of detail and referenced legal and standards requirements

Sample sailboat with diesel engine survey report 2005 Catalina 42

Sample sailboat with gasoline engine survey report 1979 Alberg 30

Sample powerboat with twin diesel engines survey report 2003 Silverton 410

Sample powerboat single diesel engine survey report 1987 Sundowner 30

Sample powerboat twin gasoline engines survey report 1995 Carver 310


The sample surveys linked below are from other Marine Surveyors in Ontario. All samples shown were accepted by insurance companies. There are a number of exceptional Marine Surveyors in Ontario but the examples below show why you must thoroughly vet any surveyor before hiring them and closely examine their reports.
Two samples
Side by side reports of the same boat. Although these two surveys were done almost one year apart, the boat had less than one hour running time on it in that period. The survey report on the right is mine and the one on the left is by a "Certified" Marine Surveyor"

My All Time Favourite Survey Report
This two pager basically says " I surveyed this boat six years ago and it was in good condition and still is" , written by a "Certified Marine Engineer", believe it or not was accepted by an insurance company !

A so called "full" Survey Report
This one written by a "CPPA, MMSM, Accredited Master Marine Surveyor" speaks for itself.

Hard to Believe

I had to count the pages on this one several times to make sure I wasn't missing something but all pages are numbered 1 through 6. Truly amazing that a buyer and an insurance company would accept this report by a self titled "Master Marine Surveyor".

All lipstick and no pig
This report actually looks pretty nice but once you get past that, it says pretty much nothing. Take a look at the signature page. Can you tell which credentials have any value ?
More Ontario Surveyors

I am proud of my work and not afraid to be criticized on my reports. Here are a couple of other Ontario surveyors that feel the same way and show sample reports on their websites.
There are some other excellent surveyors who choose not to put sample reports on their sites. I'll be happy to direct you to one I trust and I don't hand out recommendations easily.

John Bond AMS®
is based in Cobourg but unlike me is not averse to long drives and frequently travels between Toronto, Kingston, Trenton and Gananoque.

Craig Morley AMS®
works primarily along the Lake Erie shore but he alsoworks from his boat in Toronto for good part of the summer. Craig is also a diesel mechanic.
To find a qualified marine surveyor near you can search . Every Marine Surveyor in Ontario or Every SAMS surveyor in Canada and for outside of Canada try Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®