Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to Tipton Marine Surveys, LLC and thank you for the opportunity to present myself and my range of Marine Survey services.  I am proud to say I am a Surveyor Associate member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®), the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the International Association of Marine Investigators and a graduate of Chapman’s School of Seamanship (Yacht & Small Craft Survey).  My services are provided for powerboats, sailboats and houseboats.  My many satisfied customers include individuals, financial institutions (asset valuation) and insurance companies with damage claims and vessel valuation.

Why choose me?  I am a professional.  I’m customer oriented.  And I am constantly seeking out ways to improve myself, my product and my skills.  If my report is not acceptable to your financial institution or your insurance provider I will work directly with them to address their concerns.  If I cannot reasonably satisfy their requirements (Hasn’t happened yet) I will refund the cost of your survey.

Pre-Purchase Marine Surveys

Everything you want to know about the boat you are about to buy!

The Pre-Purchase marine survey provides a detailed inspection of the vessel!  This type of survey is the most exhaustive, taking into account not only system and structural issues but also cosmetic items.  The Fair Market Value (FMV) is calculated and presented with an explanation on how the value was derived.  Everything you need to know to make an informed decision about buying the vessel is presented to you in a comprehensive report that exceeds SAMS content requirements.

Condition & Value Surveys

Is the vessel a good risk and is it really worth that much?

The Condition & Value survey is most commonly requested to satisfy the requirements of an insurance company or financial institution.  While overlooking minor cosmetic issues, the survey dwells on the vessel’s current operating condition, safety preparedness and Fair Market Value (FMV) based upon its current condition.  Insurance company Underwriters use the findings and FMV of the survey to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk.

Damage & Claims Survey

For Commercial or Private Clients!

Damage Surveys focus on determining the Nature, Cause and Extent of damage to a vessel.  While primarily carried out for Insurance Companies, they are also carried out for private individuals when they need the survey to corroborate their claim.  This type of survey focuses solely on the damage to the vessel and in almost all cases the vessels condition or value is not considered by the surveyor.  He reports solely on what he sees and his interpretation as to it’s extent, nature and cause.