Marine surveys Ontario Canada. Professional Marine Surveyor of yacht and small craft offering Hull Inspections, Boat Valuations for prepurchase or Insurance.
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John Bond SAMS® AMS®
Boat, Yacht and small craft Marine Surveys


John Bond SAMS®AMS® member. Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

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Cost of Survey: Please contact me by email, phone or fill in the Marine Survey Quote form for pricing.

Boat inspections Power boat Sail boat House boats Sportfisherman Cruisers
Motor Yachts Trawlers Bow Riders Daysailors Pontoon Cuddy Cabins Bass Boats

Marine Surveys help to protect your investment by identifying existing and potential safety and maintenance problems. An independent surveyor will not only point out trouble spots but will also suggest solutions. Insurers often require marine surveys to prove the value and condition of vessels.

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey: Of all the people involved in the purchase process, your marine surveyor is the person working for you, providing objective information about your boat. This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel is examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, external components of the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out of water inspection. The estimated fair market value is also part of the survey.

Insurance Marine Surveys: 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. It is important to find out from your insurance company if an in-water inspection will be satisfactory or if an out-of-water inspection will be required. They will also want to know the vessel's estimated fair market value.

What to expect from your Marine Surveyor: Hull, Deck and Systems Inspection. Final written report in PDF format (electronic copy) with color photos, list of recommendations and valuation.

What your Marine Surveyor expects: Payment in full on the day of the survey. All compartments and lockers cleared. Ship's papers available for inspection. Coordinate and pre-pay marina fees, haul-out and bottom cleaning.

Choosing a Surveyor: Anyone can call themselves a marine surveyor. To be certain the surveyor you hire has the experience, ethics, and professionalism to properly represent your interests, be certain that he or she belongs to a professional organization. The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) has a rigorous continuing education process and the highest of standards. If you are buying a yacht, you are making a major purchase. The surveyor should have expert-level knowledge about yachts and boats in general. You should choose a surveyor who is experienced, who will be thorough, and who takes the time to answer your questions in a way that makes you feel comfortable. Don't forget to ask members of your yacht club and read client testimonials.

About my Surveys: I have performed sight unseen boat and yacht pre purchase marine surveys for clients from the United Kingdom, United States, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Quebec to name a few. Between phone conversations, emails and the content of my survey reports, the reader can visualize the vessel as it is described. This combination gives you a feeling like you have viewed the boat yourself.

Client Comment:
I got your survey in the mail today. I will be eternally grateful to you for the succinct, lucid, and detailed account of the vessel I was to make my home. I was going to save the cost of a survey, forgo a survey, and I even came with a bank draft in my hand to buy... oh, it is embarrassing to be this old and this naive. The cost of your survey saved me savings I had struggled for and gleaned over eleven years in hopes of making a life of offshore cruising. The survey revealed that this particular vessel was insufficient to my needs. You see with an expert surveyor's eye; more importantly you have integrity which makes you a great human being and I respect you greatly. I learned a valuable lesson: it is a vital and integral part of a vessel's purchase to get a survey. I will hold your survey as my standard for any future surveys I may require in future if indeed I cannot again call on your fine services. Thank you more than I can express, John.
Katina from the USA

ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)
Your Marine Surveyor is ABYC certified, not all marine suveyors are, some are just members.

Local marine survey service to:
MARINE SURVEYOR SERVICE TO: The North Shore of Lake Ontario including Oakville, Port Credit, Toronto and area, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Cobourg, Port Hope, Brighton, Picton, Napanee, Trenton, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Rockport, Brockville, Ivy Lea, Waupoos, Iroquois, The Thousand Islands and St Lawrence River. All of Lake Simcoe, including Keswick, Bradford, Beaverton, Lefroy, Haliburton, Minden. All areas along the Trent Severn Waterway, including Lindsay, Bancroft, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn, Lakefield, Port Perry, Orono, Lake Scugog, Sturgeon Lake and surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 72, Port Hope, Ontario,
Canada. L1A-3V9
Call 1-905-885-6486
John Bond SAMS® AMS®
Accredited Marine Surveyor Ontario 2018©
Marine Surveys Ontario
John Bond