Rick Krug Marine Surveyor

If you are looking for an experienced marine surveyor,

you have come to the right place.

I have been building custom yachts and running boat

yards for over 40 years.

 You can feel confident in knowing that your vessel is

being inspected by an individual that has actually built

boats, repaired boats and is well respected in the industry,

as a person that boaters feel comfortable in repairing their vessels.


What type of survey do I need?

Marine surveys are performed for a number of reason. 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 the water inspection and a sea trial.


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 it's 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 inspections

The surveyor can be retained by an insurance company

to determine the cause of a loss and determine the

extent of loss related damage and may be asked to

recommend repairs, review estimates, and determine

the pre-loss value of a vessel. A vessel owner can

retain a surveyor for the same purposes, but for the owner's behalf.


How should I Prepare for a Marine Survey?

Time and additional expenses can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and making her more accessible.

Arrange to present a clean, shipshape boat, and have all papers and miscellaneous gear ready. If applicable, you will need to make arrangements with a marine to haul the vessel for bottom inspection, and retain a captain for sea trials. Lockers and cabin areas should be cleared of all miscellaneous gear.

The surveyor should never be asked to prepare a boat for inspection. The surveyor my request minor dismantling of interior ceilings, headliners, flooring, etc. in order to gain access to the suspected areas. Random removal and examination of below the waterline fasteners on wood boats may be required, Any dismantling and re-installation of parts should be performed by a qualified personnel and is the responsibility of the person ordering the survey.

Written authorization from the owner may be needed to board and or to remove part of the vessel.


24 Hour on call service (619) 322-6068

Mobile Marine Service to your dock or home

Rick Krug Marine Service