Terry's Marine Surveys
Terry Lee, AMS
Jacksonville, FL
Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor
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Insurance (Condition & Value) 

This type of survey is performed and is usually requested by an insurance company to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk.  They are interested in the structural integrity and safety for the vessels intended use.  Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats.  Also, they want to know the vessel's fair market value.  Normally, no sea-trial or haul-out is required.  

Insurance Survey 

Up to 29' - $12.00 per foot
30' to 39' - $13.00 per foot
40' to 49' - $14.00 per foot

Survey Rates


All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Checks, cashier checks, money orders, wire transfers or cash are accepted as method of payment only.


Method of Payment​

Walk-Thru Survey - $200.00

Consultant Fees - $100.00 per hour

Appraisal Survey - $14.00 per foot


Pre-Purchase (Condition & Value)

19' and below - $325.00
20' to 29' - $18.00 per foot
30' to 39' - $19.00 per foot
40' to 49' - $20.00 per foot
50' to 59' - $22.00 per foot
60' & Above call for a quote

A survey contract agreement will be emailed and returned to confirm agreement.

Payment is due at the time of survey unless other arrangements have been made.  

The survey rates includes condition and overall operation of the vessel.  This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, propulsion systems, fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance.  The vessel is hauled out of the water for a bottom inspection of the hull, shafts, propellers, rudders, thru-hulls, etc.  (Haul-out charges are the responsibility of the party requesting the survey).  Following the bottom inspection a sea-trial will be performed. 

The survey report will be transmitted electronically in a PDF file within three (3) working days from the date of survey.   

Survey fees are based on the published overall length of the vessel (LOA).

It is highly recommended to have the propulsion and auxiliary engines inspected by a qualified engine mechanic.

I perform compression tests on outboard's  only.  $65.00 per outboard.



If you need a pre-purchase, insurance, refinance, appraisal, consultant, damage survey, cargo or Captain services, please feel free to contact me at (904) 613-0161 or 
email: tclee@bellsouth.net. 
1988 42' Chris Craft Catalina
     Pre-Purchase Survey
1996 29' Sea Ray Sundancer
     Pre-Purchase Survey
                 2005 25' Albin TE
             Pre-Purchase Survey
2005 48' Sea Ray Sundancer
      Pre-Purchase Survey
1999 33' Silverton Sport Bridge
         Pre-Purchase Survey
               2007 Edgewater 318 CC
                 Pre-Purchase Survey
               2004 Four Winns 298 Vista
                    Pre-Purchase Survey
               2004 Ranger 2300 Bay
                Pre-Purchase Survey
               2006 Boston Whaler 305
                 Pre-Purchase Survey
               2009 Monterey 280 Sport
                  Pre-Purchase Survey
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