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Welcome to Florida Nautical Surveyors

Florida Nautical Surveyors has been in business since 1990. Our team of surveyors are led by the founder, Malcolm Elliott and are all licensed Captains or senior engineers with diverse backgrounds encompassing experience in circumnavigations, engineering, major refurbishments, new build projects and yacht management.

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Please contact us with any inquiries and our team of qualified personnel will be happy to help you with any of your survey needs or questions.


Boat Yards & Marinas


A Full Range of Services


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A Selection of Yachts Surveyed 

Our surveyors come to you; we travel world wide.  No matter what type of yacht, size and build from any material, we have the experience to meet your needs. The complete vessel along with all of the systems will be checked and a detailed report prepared that is available within a few hours. We have surveyed vessels from 15 feet to 264 feet in length.

Yachts Surveyed Per Year
Boat Yards

A Full Range of Services

Our team of qualified marine surveyors come from diverse backgrounds in the marine industry and are experienced in a wide range of marine services. See below for a list of the services Florida Nautical Surveyors  currently provide.

Pre-Purchase Surveys

A pre-purchase survey is a thorough inspection of the vessel’s structural integrity, all system’s, operating ...

New Construction ...

New construction surveys can start from the planning stages and go all the way through to the first year ...

Insurance Valuation ...

Insurance surveys are conducted to determine marine risk and value of a vessel, and are often used for ...

Financial Evaluation ...

An inspection to determine the vessel’s value is conducted primarily for refinancing, estate settlement, and divorce asset value ...

Customs Surveys

Customs surveys are conducted on foreign registered vessels which are being imported into the United States in order to determine value for duty ...

Seller Surveys

We conduct these type of surveys on all types of yachts and have been doing this service for both sellers and brokers for over twenty years ...