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Old 01-08-2020, 10:01   #1
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Oh great and humble Cruisers Forum internet family.. I have been lurking on this forum for many years now and so appreciate the treasure trove of knowledge you all provide.

I just signed a purchase agreement on a boat.

It's in St. Petersburg, Florida - I'm looking for any recommendations on a surveyor. The vessel is a Caliber 40.

Currently have 2 potential companies on my list after a short search but have no experience with them..

Sun Coast Marine Surveying
Taylor Marine Surveying & Consulting, LLC

Any info appreciated on a good surveyor.

Thank you!!
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Taylor Marine, he's extremely thorough and doesn't miss a beat.
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If this is the one in the muni - nice boat!

I am a delivery Capt and do the odd sea trial. Contact rick Shelly, he is incredibly thorough and fair.

To avoid him getting junk calls I will pm his number
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We just went thru this about 2 weeks ago. We called Taylor, and he was not available until September. Also, Taylor was "recommended" by the broker I was working with who was also listing the boat I was interested in.

I called this one - Tampa, Florida Accredited and Certified Marine Surveyor - Boat, Ship, and Yacht Inspections

He was incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and kept us from making a $100K mistake. He genuinely cares about the client, not the seller, and will not hold back. He was a little more expensive - but it was a stem-to-stern survey including complete engine examinations, hull, running gear and every single system and component.
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Contact TwoCanSail, Couples Cruising, Buyers Brokers, Consultants and Surveyors which is also Antigua Marine Surveyors
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Old 02-08-2020, 16:09   #7
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If this is the one in the muni - nice boat!

I am a delivery Capt and do the odd sea trial. Contact rick Shelly, he is incredibly thorough and fair.

To avoid him getting junk calls I will pm his number
I will second R.D. Shelley Marine Surveyors, we used them to survey our Manta in 2017 and they did a very professional job.
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I second Two Can Sail. Have personal experience and are still glad we used them 9 years later. Great job and honest, professional, thorough survey.
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Wow I think everyone and their mama is buying a boat right now.. finding a surveyor with availability in August was a challenge but I got one !

Thank you peeps!
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i used a guy from Snead Island Marine Surveyors in Palmetto .. Ken Hitchins.
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