Boat Insurance companies require marine surveys on boats, generally based on the age of the boat. United Marine Underwriters requires a marine survey on fresh water boats 20 years of age and salt water boats 10 years of age.

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and Socitey of Accredited Marine Surveyors are two professional organizations for marine surveyors. All surveyors who are memember of NAMS or SAMS are approved surveyors by United Marine Underwriters.

National Association of Marine Surveyors

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors