I used Jeff Stone as well. He was great. He found a hard to find structural problem with a bulkhead that would have cost a bundle to fix. He was very thorough throughout and I had an accurate picture of the boat we puchased. I highly recommend Jeff.
I would also highly recommend Capt. Jim Dias. He surveyed the Endeavour 37 that I recently purchased and he is very thorough and knowledgible. Jim's home office is in Guilford, CT. He covers NY to RI. In addition to his sailboat knowledge, he is also very knowledgible on diesel engines and does a thorough analysis, including an oil analysis when necessary.
Jim's Phone: (800) 426-2825
I have to put in another vote for Jeff Stone. I recently used him when surveying a 52 footer that had been on the hard for several years. I have purchased and surveyed several boats before ad Jeff was unequivocally the most thorough surveyor I have used.