Anchor Marine Survey

Full time professional boat & yacht surveyors


Pre-Purchase Survey - When purchasing a new or used vessel this comprehensive inspection is designed to protect your investment. The condition and general operation of the vessel is examined including structural integrity, electrical systems, propulsion systems, fuel systems, water systems, other machinery, navigation equipment, on-board systems, electronics, safety gear, cosmetic appearance and overall maintenance. Both an out of the water inspection and a sea-trial are performed. We have extensive experience in both fiberglass and wooden boats but we are equipped to collaborate with other marine professionals to expand our services to fit your needs.

Insurance Surveys - This inspection is performed to protect the insurer and determine whether the vessel is an acceptable risk. Structural integrity and safety for intended use are the primary concern for this survey. Vessel owners are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the "fresh set of eyes" the surveyor brings to the vessel.

Appraisal Inspection - Performed to gather sufficient information to document or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is usually required for estate settlements, donations and legal cases.

Damage Inspection - To access the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair costs, and possible cause of loss in marine related incidents. We have been called upon to testify as expert witnesses by legal teams. We have participated in catastrophe teams in natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. We have specialized fire investigation training.  

ANCHOR MARINE SURVEYING  We have been a family owned, full time and full service marine surveying firm since 1979. Based on our credentials, training and experience, our reports are accepted by insurance companies as well as banks and other financial institutions. We are regularly recommended by some of the largest insurance companies and hired to inspect vessels on behalf of their customers. We are proud of our client base, locally and abroad who rely on us for their marine surveying needs and our happy to recommend us. We are members of the Society of  Accredited Marine Surveyors & American Boat and Yacht Council  with these organizations, we are committed to enhancing the profession of marine surveying, avoiding prejudice and conflict of interest and maintaining professional independence. We believe in the importance of staying abreast of the latest technology in the marine industry and participate in continuing education classes throughout the country.  With  years of vessel design, repair and inspection experience and training, Anchor Marine Surveying provides the technical, professional and hands on expertise to fully inspect and examine your vessel. We are here to protecting the safety and investment of those who employ us to survey the vessel in which they have or are about to invest much time, money, labor and love. If you would like more information about our services, please call us at 410-463-2909, or send us an e-mail at or We will personally and promptly answer your questions or schedule your survey.