About Us

A Marine Surveying Firm you can Trust

Welcome to Third Coast Marine Surveying, LLC

     We are a Texas based Marine Surveying company that integrates professional and technical expertise with real world boating experiences.  Our survey service provides the buyer with confidence and fair market value of their purchase beyond the cosmetic appearance.  Our focus is to provide an accurate assessment of a vessel and provide a detailed report of Findings and Recommendations.  Used or new vessels alike can benefit from a condition and value survey.  We consider new vessels as recently manufactured that are subject to workmanship standards and well rested inventory concerns. Used market surveys identify areas of typical wear and repair, DIY add-on for compliance to industry standards and identify areas of deferred maintenance to provide the buyer or insurer confidence in their new purchase or asset.

     As a used boat buyer, you need to know what you are buying before you make one of the largest purchases of your lifetime. We strive to uncover any structural or mechanical aspects of the vessel that may lead to unforeseen costly repairs and safety risks. Surveys are undertaken on new and used boats. Surveys are a valuable tool in determining condition, fair market value, and overall condition of the vessel. Banks may require a survey to determine fair market value for financing and insurance companies will require a survey to determine underwriting decisions and damage repairs. An individual should request a survey to find out more about the particular vessel you are purchasing.

What is a Marine Survey

 A survey is an unbiased comprehensive inspection of a vessel to determine the condition, value and seaworthiness. Areas inspected consist of hull condition, cabin appointments, sub systems, AC and DC power systems, propulsion, lighting, pumps, electrical and navigation equipment. Standards and regulations used for evaluation include USCG, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) United States Code (USC), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) regulations. Typically, this includes areas beyond the cosmetic appearance of the vessel.