As a qualified Marine Surveyor, accredited with the Society of Accredited Marine
Surveyors (SAMS®), certified by American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC®), and working in the Florida
region, I will use my extensive experience in the development of a realistic
and dependable indication of the condition, value, and associated risks of any marine vessel,
pleasure or commercial. The typical survey includes a complete inspection of the subject boat,
yacht, or ship and a full report detailing each system in an easy to understand format.
Buyers, insurance underwriters, or financial institutions may then consider this information
to assist in their decision making process. My goal is to ensure that all clients receive
professional and honest services at a reasonable rate in the most ethical
manner. I work for you and keep your interest in mind at all times!
Marine Survey Types and Services
Pre-Purchase Marine Surveys
This is the most extensive and inclusive type of inspection and
is advisable when considering the purchase of any pre-owned boat or yacht
regardless of its age or reputation. Outward appearance, condition, and
functionality of the boat should be covered including, the hulls structural
integrity, electrical components and wiring, the drive system, fuel transfer
system, other propulsion modules, electronic and navigation equipment, onboard
support systems, and additional safety equipment. The evidence of previous
maintenance, or lack of, should also be considered. Additionally, an out of
water bottom inspection and a operational sea trial should be included.
Insurance Marine Surveys
This service is performed to assist the insurance carrier
in the determination of risk involved for a particular vessel. Their interests
include structural integrity, safety, as well as its intended use. Many
insurance companies require a survey on a particular boat or yacht before coverage is
offered. They will also have a vested interest in the boats fair market and
replacement values. Most marine insurance compamies require a SAMS or NAMS surveyor for acceptance of reports.
This inspection is performed in order to obtain adequate data or information solely for the
determination the fair market value of the boat, yacht, or ship. This is often required
for financial considerations, estate dispositions, charitable donations or litigation.
This investigation is performed to demonstrate or determine the extent and cause of a reported casualty.
The resulting report may be used for claim indemnification or protestation.
Normally, this inspection is required to assist in the insurance claims settlement process and could include recommended
repairs, estimated repair costs, and if requested, possible cause.
Shipping / Cargo / Container Survey
This type survey inspection generally involves the verification and inspection of cargo for transport
via ocean going vessels. A detailed report may included the quantity and
condition of the cargo, the method of handling, loading, or
stuffing, the techniques used for blocking, lashing and bracing, the type and location of
hazardous materials, and a review of the bill of lading
and other shipping documents.
This examination is offered to save the prospective buyer the
time and expense of visiting the vessel personally. A video of the entire boat
will be converted to DVD or MPEG format and shipped or posted as directed. This
method can be very useful in determining if further interest in a particular
boat, yacht, or ship is warranted.
for all marine survey types available from the link at the top of this page.
Fishing Vessel Regulations effective October 16, 2012 (more)
Dept of Homeland Security USCG 46 CFR Inspection of Towing Vessels, Proposed (more)
Spent 3 days at the Miami Florida Boat Show attending seminars and seeing the
latest in boat designs and marine product innovations.
Attended and successfully completed a 28 hour course on the Fundamentals of the
Damage and Claims Marine Survey at Chapman's School of Seamanship located in
Attended the Orlando Florida Boat Show sponsored by the
Marine Industries Association of Central Florida
Bluewater time as Able Seaman / Lifeboatman on
Paul Murphey Pilothouse Marine Services Marine Surveyor SAMS-AMS®
Graduate Chapman's School of Seamanship Yacht and Small Craft Surveys Fundamentals of Damage and Claims
Member Boat U.S.
Website Title - Central Florida Marine Survey
Professional Captains Association
I will provide a Marine Survey as local
service to the following areas:
East and West Coast of Central Florida including St. Johns River waterway. This
area encompasses St Augustine to Ft. Pierce on the East Florida Atlantic Coast and
Steinhatchee to Bradenton on the West Florida Gulf of Mexico Coast. I cover all of the St.
Johns River from Jacksonville south to Sanford as well as all lakes in the
Central Florida area from Gainesville to the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee.
Florida cities located within this region include: Flagler Beach,
Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Titusville, Merritt Island, Port
Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Grant, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Ocala, Crystal River,
Spring Hill, Palm Harbor, Hudson, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Tampa, Apollo Beach, Ruskin,
St. Petersburg, Treasure Island, Indian Harbor, Safety Harbor, Yankeetown, Deland, Deltona, Lake Monroe, Orange City,
Leesburg, Tavares, Orlando, and Kissimmee as well as their surrounding communities. If your marine
survey is located outside this area or out of Florida please inquire about our
discounted travel expenses. (407) 758-6593