South Shore Marine Services
Marine Surveying and On Water Boat Delivery
Capt. Joe Vater ,  Surveyor Associate
USCG Captains License, OUPV 
Chapman School of Seamanship Survey Certification
Master Marine Surveyor, US Surveyors Association
British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing Certification
American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Certification
Member USSA 12214V
Member American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
Member  SAMS®, SA

Servicing the Northeast and Great Lakes Region
  1. Marine Surveys
    We will provide you with a detailed marine survey of your boat with descriptions of all areas, pictures, and recommendations. Including hull out-of-water inspections and sea trial. Sample Surveys provided on request.
  2. Boat Delivery
    We will transport the boat by water to your desired location. Through the Great Lakes, canal systems, or Intracoastal Waterway from the northeast to Florida.
  3. Vessel walkthru
    Complete detailed vessel walk-thru for new boat owners including piloting training if requested.

Providing detailed marine surveys

Pre-purchase, insurance, and appraisal surveys
Types of Marine Surveys:
Pre-Purchase Survey: 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 should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, 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 and a sea trial.
Insurance Survey: 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. They will also want to know the vessel’s fair market value.
Appraisal Inspection: This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.
All survey reports include individual sections detailing the cockpit, cabin, engine compartment, hull and deck. A complete safety inspection and recommendations are also documented. A CD of all pictures taken of your boat are included with the completed survey report.

Boat/Yacht Delivery

Licensed USCG Captain
Experienced in the following areas:
  • Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
  • Finger Lakes
  • NYS canal system
  • Hudson River
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Florida Keys and Gulf Coast
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Yachts up to 62 feet
Safe, reliable, on-time delivery
Free estimates