Corsica River Marine Surveys

Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Serving Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina & Central Florida

Travis L. Palmer, SAMS® AMS®, ABYC
Principal Marine Surveyor

Cell: 410-739-7097

Pre-Purchase Marine Surveys • Marine & Cargo Surveys • Insurance Damage Claims • Vessel Appraisal • Project Management and Oversight • Expert Witness • Damage Surveys • Insurance Survey

Fees For Our Services

Standard Pre-Purchase Survey

Fees quoted below are for fiberglass construction on new or used vessels. Fee includes sea trial (at time of inspection) & comprehensive report. Fee also includes laptop engine diagnostic and testing if applicable. Fee is charged per foot based on length on deck.

$28 – $32 per foot
$30-$100 for second trip fee for two part surveys depending on location

Value of vessel and length can affect pricing. Some vessels are quoted on a case by case basis.


Insurance Survey

A “condition and value” survey usually performed on the request of an underwriter

$18-$20 per foot
Minimum $400


$18-$20 per foot
Minimum $400

Pre-Listing Inspection

Overview of structural integrity, cosmetics and system installations as they comply to current standards. Minor system checks for function.

Vessels up to 40′ $250
Vessels over 40′ To be quoted

Telephone Consultation

This option is great for prospective buyers looking to gain information about a specific brand or model of boat before putting an offer on it. Callers will gain knowledge on what to look out for, what the surveyor likes and dislikes about the model and general specialized information regarding the vessel. Callers can also use this time to have the surveyor review an online boat listing with them over the phone. This will help the caller gain insight on the purchasing process and if the listing seems trust worthy and accurate. The service is a great time saver for those on the fence about a specific boat or private sale they are nervous about.

$95 for 45min session

Expert Testimony

Fee to be quoted

Oil Samples

Oil samples pulled from engines, transmissions & generators. Results will be emailed within 24-48 hours if need be

$70 per sample plus shipping

Cargo Surveying

Fee to be quoted

*2.75% swipe fee for a credit card that is present
*3.55% swipe fee for a manual credit card entry over the phone or on site