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Old 15-01-2021, 22:02   #1
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Surveyor/boat repair in maine

Are there any boat repair shops that do surveys as well? I'd figure I'd might as well get a quote while I'm getting the survey done.
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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

Yes there are plenty of good boat yards in Maine where you could get a survey and repair work done.


Where is the boat or where would you like to be?
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Not sure that I would want a surveyor with ties to a yard that would be the beneficiary of any work/repairs he recommended.

Check out Mass Marine Surveyors, Inc. in Beverly, MA. Independent marine surveyor and rigger.

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Are there any boat repair shops that do surveys as well? I'd figure I'd might as well get a quote while I'm getting the survey done.
Captain Q has been reviewing a lot of boats in Main recently.
https://www.youtube.com/c/CaptainQYachtHunter/videos

I don't know if he is a qualified surveyor, but you could always ask him to come over and review your boat...
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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

As far as repair goes, we had friends who had a very expensive hard grounding. Their repairs were done by Front Street Shipyard in Belfast and they were very happy with the outcome.
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Yes there are plenty of good boat yards in Maine where you could get a survey and repair work done.


Where is the boat or where would you like to be?
Rockland, Maine in cold storage. I'd be willing to move the boat anywhere for repairs.

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Not sure that I would want a surveyor with ties to a yard that would be the beneficiary of any work/repairs he recommended.

Check out Mass Marine Surveyors, Inc. in Beverly, MA. Independent marine surveyor and rigger.

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Thanks, the main reason for a survey with ties to a marina is because I already have a survey done by a marina that was done by the original owner, I'd like another survey done by another boat repair shop ideally so I have second quote for work to be done.

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Captain Q has been reviewing a lot of boats in Main recently.
https://www.youtube.com/c/CaptainQYachtHunter/videos

I don't know if he is a qualified surveyor, but you could always ask him to come over and review your boat...
I love this channel and watch every episode, I've messaged him but he has yet to reply. Would love it if he reviews my boat.
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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

Asval, I live close to Rockland; I know a few surveyors who work in the area. Front Street is a good yard; Lyman Morse in Thomaston or Rockland are also excellent and close to Rockland. You might want to check out Johanson's as well.

PM me if you'd like more info on the area.
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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Billings Marine Diesel in Stonington. A quick hop across the Bay from you, and well-known all over as one of the best yards in Maine.

It's not clear to me whether you want a proper survey, or simply an estimate for the work needed. Most yards keep a list of local surveyors, or can do an estimate. Two totally different things.
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In my experience in NE Florida yards tend to be more task oriented when doing inspections. That is fine as long as you have a fairly modern production boat with the usual equipment inventory. Just fix what is wrong with it. Older boats generally benefit from a more complete analysis that a good hull survey should provide. Careful study to make sure all the parts are there and to evaluate their condition/function.

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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

We second the recommendation for Billings.

We've been very happy using Weber's Cove Marina in Blue Hill for maintenance and storage. They have a full-service yard as well as a DIY yard. They even do the mega yachts so I can't imagine anything they couldn't do. Very nice, flexible folks to deal with and we've never felt overcharged.

Williams on Somes Sound on MDI is also well thought of.

If you need more ideas, we know some local folks over that way for ideas.

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Re: Surveyor/boat repair in maine

I live in the area, but Iím sure others on this forum have had more time and experience in and around mid-coast Maine. Thereís a number of good boatyards reasonably close to Rockland. Iíve had good work done by Lyman-Morse and and I keep my boat at Johansonís. I can not recommend Journeyís End. Wood boat, talk to Rockport Marine or the Brooklin Boatyard.

You donít say whether you are willing to truck or sail your boat to another location. Within a good dayís sail you can reach everything between Boothbay and MDI, so Belfast and Stonington are within that area. However, itís a big ask for them to come to Rockland to assess your boatís condition.

Like other posters Iím not sure what you are looking for from a marine surveyor- they are licensed and independent of boatyards, good for a purchaser and often required by insurers, and will tell you what concerns him/her or not. You will probably get a list of respected boatyards in the area. For an honest inspection prior to an $estimate for a specific job, thatís a trusted boatyardís business.
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We second the recommendation for Billings.



Williams on Somes Sound on MDI is also well thought of.

I also can vouch for John Williams Boat Co. in Somes Sound on Mt. Desert Island.
These are exceptionally honest and capable people. John Williams himself is very highly respected in the field and on the island. He and his staff have been building new boats, restoring old ones and doing maintenance for a very long time. The wharf there is deep water and well protected (being in a sound).
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations, now I have a good list of boatyards in the area that may be able to get my boat in this season to get it worked on. Ended up going with Dirigo Maritime Yacht Surveying for the survey which was done today, biggest issue with the vessels was a crack in the deck and the boat needing some long overdue tlc so I'm quite pleased so far.

The boat is a Tiburon 36 and it's currently at Johansons, so I'll probably end up using that yard to do the work if they're willing.

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You donít say whether you are willing to truck or sail your boat to another location. Within a good dayís sail you can reach everything between Boothbay and MDI, so Belfast and Stonington are within that area. However, itís a big ask for them to come to Rockland to assess your boatís condition.

Like other posters Iím not sure what you are looking for from a marine surveyor- they are licensed and independent of boatyards, good for a purchaser and often required by insurers, and will tell you what concerns him/her or not. You will probably get a list of respected boatyards in the area. For an honest inspection prior to an $estimate for a specific job, thatís a trusted boatyardís business.
I'd be willing to do either to get it fixed properly, and as far as surveyor I guess someone that might be able to do a cost assessment as well as a survey to see what I'm getting myself into. The vessels current name is " budgie smuggler" but I think I'll be changing it to "tenuitas".
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We didn't use Johansons for our repowering in 2016, but we wish we had. They do seem to have a fine reputation.

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations, now I have a good list of boatyards in the area that may be able to get my boat in this season to get it worked on. Ended up going with Dirigo Maritime Yacht Surveying for the survey which was done today, biggest issue with the vessels was a crack in the deck and the boat needing some long overdue tlc so I'm quite pleased so far.

The boat is a Tiburon 36 and it's currently at Johansons, so I'll probably end up using that yard to do the work if they're willing.



I'd be willing to do either to get it fixed properly, and as far as surveyor I guess someone that might be able to do a cost assessment as well as a survey to see what I'm getting myself into. The vessels current name is " budgie smuggler" but I think I'll be changing it to "tenuitas".
Look forward to following your project. Do post here on CF as you progress. Cheers!
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