John N. Lowe, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
Phone: 516-359-0806

Lowe’s Marine Survey – Services

Pre-Purchase Marine 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.


John does oil analysis on marine engines to help ascertain condition and likelihood of repairs being required.

Pre-Survey Inspections

This is a quick inspection of a vessel usually done for an out of town buyer who has not yet seen the vessel. Either a short written report or a verbal description is provided to help the buyer decide whether to proceed with a survey.

Damage Survey

This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.

Delivery and Captain Services

John Lowe holds a USCG 100 gross ton master licence (#1019039) and works as a Freelance Captain, captaining vessels of clients for fishing, cruising and deliveries.

John N. Lowe, SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor
Power and Sail

Lowe’s Marine Survey
3 Knoll Top Road
Stony Brook, New York 11790

Phone: 516-359-0806

Email: captursa@aol.com

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