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AC Marine Surveys LLC



AC Marine Surveys LLC will provide you with a professional and comprehensive survey of your vessel whether it is needed for a pre-purchase or condition and value for your financing and or insurance company.  I have been working in the marine industry for 30 years.  I am a Survey Associate with The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®  (SAMS®)  as well as a Certified Master Technician in Electrical, Standards and Systems with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).  I am a Level I Thermographer which allows me to use the most advanced technology available to conduct non-destructive testing of coring, laminates, electrical equipment as well as machinery. I am also a USCG 100 ton licensed master.  My experience includes extensive knowledge in marine electrical, marine systems, and boat repairs.


You may have found yourself looking for a marine surveyor at the direction of your financial institution while seeking financing on a new boat purchase or maybe your insurance company requires a recent survey to provide condition and value.  But it is my opinion that the true value of a marine surveyor is to provide you with the peace of mind that the vessel you are buying is safe for your family and crew and that any deficiencies will be discovered providing you with a true market value and replacement cost.  Buying a boat is probably the second largest investment you will make in your life.  The cost of a marine survey is a fraction of the purchase price and could potentially save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repair costs.  I will always work for my customer to provide them with the most thorough and complete inspection possible.  Call anytime for more information regarding the services I provide or how I can assist in your next purchase.

Pre-purchase survey 

A Pre-purchase survey is the most comprehensive survey used when purchasing a boat to determine market value and replacement cost.  A thorough inspection is performed which includes a haul-out and sea-trial

Condition & Value

Condition & Value surveys are performed for your insurance company to provide them with an insurance value of a boat you already own and usually required to be performed every 3-5 years or whenever the value of your vessel has changed usually after significant improvements have been performed

Damage Survey

Damage surveys are performed after a vessel has sustained damaged and an insurance claim is to be submitted.  This involves an inspection of the vessel and the extent of the damage.


Thomas Halfpap

4 reviews

5 months ago

Eric Thibodeau of AC Marine Surveys LLC is very knowledgeable, personable, and the number one choice when selecting a pre-purchase boat surveyor. He focuses on every detail of the boat to provide accurate information when making the final decision of purchasing a boat. His service prevented me from making a big mistake. I highly recommend Eric and will utilize his service again.


Patrick McGeown

1 review

a month ago

Eric was extremely responsive and able to accommodate the survey on relatively short notice. The information he provided was both thorough and detail oriented with high quality pictures and data to illustrate any concerns. Eric was available to answer all of my questions almost immediately through phone calls and text messaging. I would use AC Marine Surveys again and highly recommend their service for anyone looking to purchase a boat.

Ramzi Wakim

3 reviews

2 months ago

I’m so glad that Eric was there and did the survey on the boat, he was extremely professional and knowledgeable, the 17 page pre-purchase survey report was done the next day, very detailed with pictures, it listed priorities that needed to be done right away as well as priorities that could wait and be done as maintenance items but in a timely fashion. I would never buy a boat without a survey done by AC Marine Surveys.
Thank you Eric
Ramzi Wakim

Tim Kron

1 review

4 months ago

My experience with AC Marine has been nothing less than stellar. Eric has been with me and helping me for almost 2 months. He has gone above and beyond the survey of my vessel and help me out with all kinds of things that I never expected him to do. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and I would recommend him to anyone on the East Coast and beyond.

Brian Testa

4 reviews·1 photo

5 months ago

We had AC marine survey our Sabre 426 this spring, Erik was detailed and timely as we went through the process. I have connected with him a few times as I work on a few items that need to be addressed. He’s very knowledgeable and has helped us a lot. The purchase was a big investment and he took it very serious, nothing went unnoticed. Overall, it’s our 3rd survey with him, great experience !!!

Get in Touch

Questions, comments or requests? Feel free to reach out, we’d love to hear from you.

21 Ridge Road

Marblehead MA 01945


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