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Boat Appraisals

Certified Boat Appraisals

A boat appraisal survey inspection or boat valuation is similar to an insurance condition and valuation survey, but with a slightly abbreviated report.  The vessel’s condition needs to be clearly defined to provide an accurate valuation.  The report will identify valuation methodology, assumptions as to the operating condition of machinery and other systems, as well as any limitations of inspection.

An appraisal survey may be conducted for a number of reasons, including:

Due South Marine is your resource for a Boat Valuation

Types of boats that Due South Marine conducts boat appraisals and valuations on:

  • Sailboats
  • Powerboats
  • Yachts
  • Mid to larger sized vessels
  • Rescue boats
  • Luxury boats & more

Working with a broker or a dealer to purchase your new or used boat? No problem! We can come out and do a full onsite survey of all the mechanical & non-mechanical components of the vessel. A comprehensive survey is an essential step in any boat purchase process.

Search no further for your top quality Texas coast boat appraiser! Our owner, John Huddleston, is both NAMS & SAMS certified. Due South Marine would love to earn your business. Contact our office today to learn more.

More about SAMS certifications:

Members of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® must be persons of integrity, who conduct business in a professional, ethical manner. Members shall not violate or attempt to violate the Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice, or knowingly assist or induce others to do so. Members shall be dedicated to the preservation of life and property in the marine environment.

SAMS® is intended to be an organization of Professional Marine Surveyors who have come together to promote the good image and general well being of their chosen profession.

More about NAMS certifications:

Since 1962, the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal) has served the marine survey profession by providing the maritime industry with recognition, highly qualified marine surveyors in three general surveying disciplines: Hull and Machinery, Yachts and Small Craft, and Cargo.

Hull and Machinery surveyors deal with the condition, value, construction, and damage of commercial vessels, barges, propulsion machinery, cranes, and etcetera.

Yacht and Small Craft surveyors deal with the condition, value, construction, and damage of yachts and various other vessels up to approximately 300 feet in length.

Cargo surveyors deal with the stowage, transportation, and damage to all manner of cargo on vessels, rail, road, and air transportation modes.

NAMSGlobal members are dedicated to professional goals. They cooperate with interested parties and engage in a free exchange of information concerning current approved practices in the marine survey profession. NAMSGlobal members are required to maintain certification by participating in a professional recertification program, which is monitored annually.

Used boat values private party

Due South Marine can help value any boat before making a private party sale. Give us a call today!