Port Credit Marine Survey
& Yacht Delivery
From Ontario, Canada
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
American Boat & Yacht Council
Canadian Power & Sail Squadron
|All you need to know about marine surveyors
The ugly truth is that anyone with $50 for
business cards can be a Certified Accredited
Master Marine Surveyor, Admiral of The Ocean
Seas or any other title they choose. In the
Toronto, Ontario area there are about three
dozen such surveyors.
How to Become a Marine Surveyor
There are several ways to go about this including just buying business cards and getting on with it regardless of experience or knowledge.
I know quite a few who have taken that route, This may be a case of you get what you pay for :)
Every marine surveyor in Ontario (pretty much)
An ever changing list of marine surveyors (and their qualifications) in Ontario. At the moment there are about 250 on the list with their contact info and links to their websites if they have one.
Choosing a marine surveyor.
Surveyors may have been created equal but they sure didn't stay that way. Here are 10 questions to help ensure you get the best marine surveyor.
on "choosing a marine surveyor", google this phrase and you will find a lot of articles on this issue. I have yet to see one (including my own) that did not have some bias and many that are just plain bunk. You'll figure it out. BoatUS® on marine surveys and surveyors. BoatUS are the closest thing we have to a boaters consumer protection agency and have an effect even in Canada. I encourage you to support them and search though their many web pages as they have a tremendous amount of good information.
Hiring a Surveyor in The USA
There are some very good ones but you may be at a disadvantage hiring at a distance. I have a few tips for you.
Recommends you use an Accredited Marine Surveyor. check the "10 Question" link above to ensure you are dealing with a truly Accredited Marine Surveyor.
Stoopid Marine Surveyors
Masters of all they survey ???