About Us

Servicing St. Augustine and surrounding areas, Sun Coast provides exceptional, most thorough marine surveying of sailing and power vessels. Standard is not enough. Sun Coast performs exceptionally above expected standards in the marine surveying industry.  Our marine surveys and consulting are supplied throughout the state of Florida. Requests for surveys are also honored across the United States, throughout the Caribbean and internationally where required. We offer a wide range of important marine survey services that help you realize information about the vessel you’re purchasing before you buy:

  • Pre-purchase marine surveys, appraisal, insurance marine surveys, damage surveying, thermal imaging, ultrasonic, and consultation services
  • Boat Inspections for sailing or power boats or yachts
  • A marine survey report is typically sent via email within three to five business days after the survey (some exceptions may apply)
  • In St. Augustine we work throughout the week and most weekends and holidays
  • We are Fully Insured

SunCoast Accepts All Major Credit Cards 

How Can You Start. It’s Easy to Arrange for one of our St. Augustine Marine Surveyors…

We have generated this website to include a very simple and easy system of starting your marine survey. It delivers the ability for you to review our marine surveyor’s qualifications, observe samples of our previous marine survey reports, and review our work agreement.

Our Goal During Your Marine Survey…

Our goal is to find and report problems before they can generate large expenses or compromise the safety of the crew or vessel. A qualified marine surveyor has the experience to know where to look for potential problems. Do not buy any vessel without an independent expert survey and appraisal.

Important Items to Consider…

A detailed marine survey of a new or used boat puts you in the position of being able to negotiate the sale price or for any repairs or restoration work required before a purchase. Typically this amounts to thousands of dollars in savings, and more frequently, offsets the cost of the survey. In addition to large savings,  information contained within the survey is of enormous value to a new owner.

As Professional Marine Surveyors We Have the following:

Exceptional Qualifications…

  • Graduates of the Chapman School of Seamanship (Yacht and Small Craft Survey Course)
  • ABYC Standards Accredited
  • Members of SAMS® (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors)
  • 20 years of fiberglass and refitting experience on power and sailing vessels
  • 30 years of sailing and boating experience As Marine Surveyors and members of SAMS®, we follow the code of ethics and rules of practice as prescribed by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors.