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