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Fank Mitchell

Tel: (561) 692-0089
Fax: (561) 692-3706

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Comprehensive condition and valuation surveys for pre-purchase, insurance and financial appraisals on fiberglass, aluminum, steel, pleasure and commercial vessels up to 1600 tons. Surveys are conducted for compliance with United States Coast Guard (USCG), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

Service Area:

Serving Southeast Florida, with arrangements for travel to any location.


  • 25 years in the Marine Industry
  • 1600 ton USCG Masters License, Any Ocean
  • SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor #266 since 1993
  • Graduate: Chapman School of Seamanship - Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Program


  • SAMS Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
  • ABYC American Boat and Yacht Council
  • Technical EXCHANGE for marine professionals
  • Boat/US


  • Well conducted surveys can provide good information on the vessel condition, but are not guarantees. The survey reports the condition in accessible areas only, as it existed at the time of inspection.
  • Most insurance companies and banks will require a complete survey and detailed report to determine the condition and value of the vessel.
  • Knowing condition and fair market value before you purchase is also important. When purchasing a vessel the purchaser is requested to accompany the surveyor to obtain comprehensive insight and knowledge of the vessel.
  • The most important reason to survey your vessel is for the safety of the passengers and crew.


  • The final product is the survey report. It should reflect the surveyor's activities aboard the vessel and the description and condition of those items which were examined. It should contain a list of deficiencies found and recommendations concerning those problems.
  • Survey reports include five comprehensive sections; Introduction, General Information, Systems, Findings and Recommendations, and Summary and Valuation in a professional, organized format prepared with Force 5 Marine Survey Report Software.

Frank Mitchell Marine Surveyors

Member - SAMS - Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

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Jensen Beach, Florida Office: (561) 692-0089
email: Fax: (561) 692-3706

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