Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Margaret's Bay
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Re: So Where Do I Start Trying To Find A Reputable Marine Surveyor?
I purchased a boat from Rock Hall, MD and I was living in Halifax NS. My wife and I had looked at the boat prior to making an offer, but a survey was our only protection against surprises, since we had only seen the boat in the water. I got lists of surveyors in the area from the NAMS and SAMS websites. Made a short list. Then I went through whatever info I could find about the surveyors online. In the end, I decided upon a woman surveyor who listed her experience as "tugs, fishing boats & yachts". I figured that any woman who made a living doing commercial and yacht surveys was probably pretty good. I knew I had made the right choice when I mentioned her name to the broker...his reply: "Oh, HER!". She did a very thorough survey, found some problems that were negotiated into the purchase price. Her name is Catherine McLaughlin from Kennedyville, MD.