Marine surveys and appraisals of yachts and small craft for insurance, finance,
prepurchase, damage and donation. Captain Ariel is proud to serve South
Florida. If you are purchasing a new or used boat, if your insurance company is
asking you for a marine survey inspection, or if you need help selecting the
right boat for your family then call Captain Ariel today.
Surveys are performed to ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) voluntary
standards and recommended practices, NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency),
the CFRs (Code of Federal Regulations) guidelines, and the mandatory standards
promulgated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
All vessels can benefit from a survey. Our reports are professional, easy to
read, and clearly written. They are accepted worldwide by all financial and
Credentials, Education, and Experience:
SOCIETY OF ACCREDITED MARINE SURVEYORS (SAMS),
Accredited Marine Surveyor
Chapman School of Seamanship (yacht and small craft survey program graduate)
USCG 100-ton OUPV license (Marine Merchant) since 1998
Florida State University, Master's of Science in Science Education, 2001
Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor's of Science in Education, 1996
Published boating and fishing author for nationally recognized publications
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine
whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in
structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies
require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair
The most comprehensive type of inspection, this pre-purchase survey is strongly
advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and the overall
operation of the vessel should be examined. This includes such items as
structural integrity, out of water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems,
propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board
systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance. If a survey
is done at any time for the previous owner it may not be totally accurate for
you the purchaser. Your surveyor works only for you.
This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or
determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for
financing, auctions, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.
This is performed to assess the extent of
damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost for the boat, and if requested,
the probable cause. Whether its following hurricanes or damage of any sort the
insurance underwriters and lenders will request damage inspection surveys prior
to paying claims. They need an impartial report on which to base their
settlement. This marine survey will determine the cause and extent of the
damange as well as the probable cost of the repairs.
Ariel can represent your best interest in repairs, maintenance, new
construction, vessel operation, and selection or replacement of a new/pre-owned
Expert Witness / Marine Investigation
Liability, subrogation, scene investigations, and litigation support.
Please contact Capt. Ariel directly for rate quotes. Fees are quoted based on
individual circumstances of where the boat is located, the type of boat and the
logistics required to complete the survey. Please call us with the details and
we will be pleased to give you a quote.
For More Information Please visit; miamiboatsurvey.com
*Physical inspections take one hour to several hours however most completed written reports require 3 business days . Faster service is available for an additional 15% of total survey fee quoted payable in advance.