Waters Edge Marine Survey, LLC – Services

Types of Surveys

Marine Surveys are performed for a number of reasons, and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs:

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 trail. Click here for an outline of the contents of a pre-purchase survey.

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.

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


Click here for a sample power boat survey in PDF format.
Click here for a sample sail boat survey in PDF format.
Click here for a sample commercial boat survey in PDF format.
Click here for a sample wood boat survey in PDF format.

To order a survey with Waters Edge Marine Survey you can use the “printer-friendly” versions of our Survey Contracts below. Pick the one you need, fill it out on your screen. You can either print it, sign it and send it to us by fax, courier or mail, or you can save it with a digital signature and Email it to us.

Click here for an Insurance Survey C&V Work Order.
Click here for a Pre-Purchase Survey Work Order.
Click here for a Pre-Sale Inspection Survey Work Order.
Click here for an Appraisal Work Order.
Click here for an Hourly Rate Work Order.

Click to view surveyor listing on The Marine Surveyor Marketplace

John C. Roesch, SAMS® AMS®

Pamela J. Roesch, Survey Assistant

Waters Edge Marine Survey
4206 Walnut Creek Lane
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

419-609-0852 -Office
419-656-6366 -Mobile
866-351-3002 -Fax

Email: msurveyor@sbcglobal.net


22944 Lookdown Lane
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042

Marine Surveyors & Consultants Serving the Great Lakes, Ohio Rivers