Engine Surveyor

Engine Surveyor of South Florida performs diesel and gas marine engine surveys throughout the Southeastern United States and worldwide.

When you need a professional, detailed, non-biased engine surveyor, call EngineSurveyors.com

When you're purchasing a vessel, it is very important to have an engine survey performed to determine the current condition of the engines, gears, and auxiliary power (generators). Identifying system deficiencies and evaluating system performance provides valuable peace of mind to protect you and your potential investment.

A non-biased surveyor/inspector's only job is to evaluate and assess the condition of your vessel and present the facts only. They will not hinder issues or falsify the findings to sway the outcome, nor create unnecessary work for a repair shop.

What is a marine surveyor?

A qualified person who performs a detailed inspection of a vessel for the purpose of determining its current condition and seaworthiness. Your marine surveyor should be able to tell you what repairs are required now and in the near future, as well as guide you towards the necessary general maintenance.

marine engine room with MAN diesel engines

Why do I need a marine surveyor?

The short answer: To stay alive physically and financially. The open water is a treacherous place that is constantly subject to the whims of both Mother Nature and Lady Luck.
The long answer: Each individual vessel has its own reoccuring problems or requirements. An experienced surveyor is familiar with the quirks of every vessel and is able to advise you on the long-term suitability of your intended purchase. With a little bit of information about how and where you will be using your marine vessel, the surveyor can tailor their advice to your unique situation.
Having a marine surveyor sign off on your vessel is a key factor in securing insurance and/or financing from an institution. Engine Surveyors recommends requiring the full Pre-Purchase Survey as a part of the purchasing process.

MTU marine diesel engines

When do I need an engine survey?

When purchasing a new vessel, it is important to perform an engine survey to determine the condition of the engines, gears, and auxiliary power (generator). Identifying system deficiencies and evaluating system performance will provide invaluable peace of mind, protecting you and your investment.

We recommend servicing your vessel once a year to ensure no issues have arisen and to take care of any preventative maintenance.

Yanmar 6LPA-STP2 twin engines in engine room

What should I look for in a marine surveyor?

Experience is everything in regards to trusting an engine surveyor. You should seek out a surveyor with relevant diplomas, certifications, accreditations, and practical experience. A qualified engine surveyor will have all of those, along with referrals and a good reputation.

Always ask before signing a contact - it's your right!

MTU 16V2000 M94 Twin Engines

Happy and safe boating!

Gary Alexander Gillespie
AMS #702
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