Surveyor Recommendation Chesapeake/Annapolis area

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Benestee, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Benestee

    Benestee New Member

    44
    Feb 17, 2010
    Sag Harbor
    Sundancer 48 2008
    Cummins
    I am in the process of buying a Sundancer 48 2008 demo from a dealer in Maryland. I would like to get a thorough survey before delivery so all issues can be discovered and resolved by the dealer prior to taking the boat. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good marine surveyor in the Chesapeake area. Thanks
     
  2. johnsross3

    johnsross3 Member

    95
    Sep 3, 2007
    Newark, DE
    1995 Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 454 Mercruisers
    I like Ken Henry who is an accredited surveyor out of Elkton but covers your area as well. His number is (410) 287-2028 and e-mail address is khenry1492@verizon.net. I've recommended him to others and who had positive experiences as well. Good luck with your potential purchase!
     
  3. Benestee

    Benestee New Member

    44
    Feb 17, 2010
    Sag Harbor
    Sundancer 48 2008
    Cummins
    thanks you
     
  4. Skip

    Skip Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay
    07 52 DB
    Truly Blessed III
    R6800 CRM MANs
    Thundering Towers of Teutonic Torque
    2010 Nautica 12' RIB,
    MAN R6800 CRMs
    I'd also get Zack from Cummins Power Systems in Glen Burnie out to go through the QSC 500s top to bottom, and accompany you on the sea trial. Zack went with me on the sea trial of my 420DA and is a wealth of knoweldge on Cummins Diesels.
     
  5. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    NJ
    Boatless
    Big ones!
    Al prisco is highly regarding in the surveying department. He's located in NY, but he travels everywhere. He also does thermal imaging to check for water damage.

    http://www.marinesurveyorny.com/

    Doug
     
  6. dellis2628

    dellis2628 New Member

    18
    Aug 7, 2008
    Mears Great Oak Landing , Fairlee Creek
    1988 Sea Ray 340 DA
    454 Mercruiser w/ "V" Drives
    Robert J. Kissinger
    Kissinger Marine Surveying
    POBox 289
    Charlestown, MD 21914
    410 937 0400 - Phone
    410 287 0820 - Fax
    AMS # 841

    Bob has done several pre purchase surveys for me and I was very satisfied with his work.

    David Ellis
    Katheryn Ann
    1988 340 DA
     
  7. kpetry

    kpetry Member

    362
    Jul 19, 2008
    Live in Ellettsville, IN - close to Bloomington
    2002 Sea Ray 340DA
    Twin 8.1 Horizons, inboard

    +1 We would also recommend Ken!
     
  8. saltydogz

    saltydogz Member

    208
    Sep 15, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay
    2008 350 Sundancer
    -Prevs Boat: 290 Amberjack 2005
    Twin MerCruiser Horizon 8.1L (375hp) w/ V-Drives
    [FONT=&quot]Michael L. Previti [marine-surveyors@spectrumsciences.com][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]President; PMS&C, Inc. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Zahniser's Marine[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Solomons, Md. 20688[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]410 610 8761. [/FONT]
     
  9. Benestee

    Benestee New Member

    44
    Feb 17, 2010
    Sag Harbor
    Sundancer 48 2008
    Cummins
    I was recommended to use Randy Renn. Anyone have any experience with him.
     
  10. Herbieville

    Herbieville New Member

    27
    Jul 7, 2008
    Maryland
    3000 Sundancer 2005
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/Bravo III Drives
    You recommended Henry Pickersgill to me yesterday. Why aren't you using him? Have you used him before?

    Thanks,

    -G
     
  11. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    So Clarks finally found a home for that boat, huh? It's actually a very sharp, loaded boat... I can only imagine the deal you worked out on it! Best of luck!

    And getting it surveyed is an excellent idea. As is the Zack proposal that Skip mentioned. You are in the drivers seat, take advantage of it!
     
  12. Y.O.L.O.

    Y.O.L.O. Member

    42
    Jun 20, 2008
    USA
    Boatless
    Boatless
    He did my survey and I would not recommend him.

    Try:
    Reno Panico
    SAMS, AMSE, ABYC Certified... and a straight shooter
    301-807-7593
     
  13. Benestee

    Benestee New Member

    44
    Feb 17, 2010
    Sag Harbor
    Sundancer 48 2008
    Cummins
    Why wouldn't you recommend him?
     
  14. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    +1 on Al Prisco. He priced my boat out to exactly what it sold for.
     
  15. RobnBern

    RobnBern Member

    195
    Jan 24, 2010
    Upper Potomac River
    1995 370DA
    7.4L Bluewater
    Does anyone have any information or experience with Woodward & Assoc. in the Baltimore area?
     
  16. Gregory Gale

    Gregory Gale New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2010
    Hudson River
    carver 350
    twin 454
    I would not recommend him; have not had a positive experience. Do not want to go into detail here.
     
  17. Gregory Gale

    Gregory Gale New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2010
    Hudson River
    carver 350
    twin 454
    Agreed!!! First rate!!! Professional; more than fair and very knowledgeable.
     
  18. Gregory Gale

    Gregory Gale New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2010
    Hudson River
    carver 350
    twin 454
    Wish I had read this a few months ago....
     
  19. jack kos

    jack kos New Member

    10
    Nov 7, 2009
    chesapeake bay
    28 sundancer
    350
    I used Randy Renn for a survey and was very pleased. His verbal report convinced me I was getting a great buy. The written report followed in just a couple of days and was even more detailed. Whatever the outcome it will be money well spent.
     
  20. 390x

    390x Member

    796
    Mar 12, 2009
    Moline, IL
    1989 390 EC
    454 Merc BWI
    +1 on avoiding Randy Renn. PM me if you want details. Bad, bad experience.
     

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