Pointe Marine Surveyors  LLC. 

Capt. RD Galeota Jr. AMSĀ®


18530 Mack Ave # 547 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 48236  Phone: 313-999-5181  Fax: 313-216-1813   Email: pointemarinesurveyors@gmail.com

Pre-Purchase Survey
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.

Insurance Survey
This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Appraisal Inspection
This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.

Damage Inspection
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.

Preliminary (Quick Look) Inspection
This is a service primarily for out of town clients who wish to have someone check out a vessel to see if it appears to be as advertised, before expending the time and expense of flying in to see it. This is not a survey, and there is no written report. We will forward pictures to help the client decide if the vessel is worth pursuing.




  • Yacht and Small Craft


  • Sailing Vessels


  • Fishing Vessels


  • Ski Boats


  • Center Consoles


  • Commercial Vessels


  • Government and Law Enforcement