Serving central coastal North Carolina

Rob Eberle, SAMS® AMS®
Accredited Marine Surveyor
Phone: 252-670-1976

Eberle Marine Surveys

Why Choose Rob Eberle For Your Next Survey?

  • EXPERIENCE: With over 40 years of professional experience in the operation, repair, construction and survey of yachts and small craft, Rob Eberle provides the practical knowledge you can count on for a first-class inspection, both power and sail.
  • DETAILED REPORTS: Custom narrative reports spell out every finding of the survey in understandable language. Photographs are provided in each report. Recommended repairs and practical suggestions to improve a vessel’s safety and comfort are included along with an objective estimate of fair market value.
  • STANDARDS: Each survey checks for major safety and equipment standards set forth by the American Boat & Yacht Council, National Fire Protection Agency and U.S. Coast Guard.
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Rob is a full-time surveyor who will handle your marine survey in an expeditious, cost-effective and professional manner.
  • PRE-PURCHASE SPECIALIST: When you’re buying, Rob poses no time limits for an onboard inspection, taking the time needed to probe and test almost every facet of a vessel. The result is an uncompromised, first-class inspection.
  • PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: After survey, Rob will advise if your boat is a good long-term investment and give an idea of what will be required to make it safe and sound.



Pre-purchase, insurance renewal and refinancing surveys for diesel and outboard motor powered fiberglass and aluminum sail and power vessels to 120-feet.

Pre-purchase inspections typically include:

  •  Structural analysis of hull and decks with percussive testing.
  • Osmotic blistering evaluation.
  • Moisture metering. Infrared temperature readings.
  • Trial run with performance evaluations including full-load rpm engine testing, noise and vibration, generator load-testing, electronics performance, rig tune, stabilizer, steering and trim tab operation.
  • Rigging, sails and canvas evaluation at deck level.
  • Rigging load dispersion and lightning protection systems evaluation.
  • Propane system leak testing.
  • Testing of low and high voltage electrical equipment.
  • Bonding (corrosion prevention) system resistance checks.
  • Air-conditioning and heating system efficiency testing.
  • Evaluation of plumbing equipment and bilge pump operation.
  • Steering system and autopilot operation.
  • Propellers target tested for balance.
  • Shafts supported in struts dial indicated to check for bending.
  • Domestic equipment testing.
  • Sanitation system compliance checks.
  • Evaluation and testing of ondeck gear: winches, windlass, ground tackle.
  • Fire-fighting and safety equipment compliance checks.


Please provide all pertinent information including type of survey, length of vessel, make or model, year of manufacture and location of survey.


  • SAMS accredited surveyor since 1995 specializing in Yachts & Small Craft
  • 100 Ton USCG licensed captain 1972-2012
  • 80,000 ocean miles in small craft including four Trans-Atlantic crossings
  • Vice-President Colgate Offshore Sailing School 1981-1986
  • Yacht and delivery captain 1976-1981
  • ECTI diesel technician training 1985 (Mack Boring, NJ)

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Rob Eberle, SAMS® AMS®

Accredited Marine Surveyor
Yacht Survey Specialist Since 1988
Better Business Bureau Rating A+

Eberle Marine Surveys
1310 National Ave.,
New Bern, North Carolina 28560

Cell: 252-670-1976

Email: eberlemarine@gmail.com

Serving central coastal North Carolina