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firefitn 10-01-2008 10:19 AM

surveying cost
How much does it cost for a surveyor?


Delirious 10-01-2008 10:24 AM

$15 to $20 per foot length of boat plus 50 per mile there and back. Some also have a minimum charge for boats under 25 ft.

sailingfool 10-01-2008 10:26 AM

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May vary by area but around here I think rates start about $12-14/foot for an average surveyor, the best may want $100/hour with an 8 hour minimum. The best are worth every penny they charge even if you have to wait three weeks toi get on the schedule.

kd3pc 10-01-2008 12:32 PM

Deltaville, VA and the lower Chesapeake Bay is $14 per foot for a single engine sailboat, just finished last Thursday and settled Monday.

Just don't do without one.


j34035 10-01-2008 02:13 PM

Just dont do without a GOOD one. I have had surveys that were total BS because the surveyer either was too ignorant or too lazy to do a good job. Just like any service industry, a good technician/consultant is worth every penny he charges. They will save you money in the long run. Just do your homework and make sure you get a qualified surveyor with references.

rikhall 10-01-2008 08:35 PM

Recent survey:

August 2nd, 2008
34 foot sailboat
$748.00 (34 feet at $22.00 a foot)
And worth every cent!

Knock off the $500.00 I got dropped from the price and the survey cost me $248.00

And I know the boat inside and out.

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