Southern Marine Surveying
Dallas Fort Worth Texas

Captain John Seckman 

ACMS Marine Surveyor #0364

USCG Licensed 1600 Ton Master 

15+ Years of Professional Boating Experience

Yacht and small craft surveys

Purchasing a boat?

Hire us to professionally evaluate and appraise it before you make that purchase.  Located in North Texas,we serve anywhere within the southern United States.
 

We specialize in Pre-purchase surveys and appraisals of small yachts and craft (boats) located anywhere in Texas. Including the DFW metroplex, Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston Texas. 



BOAT - Break Out Another Thousand

It doesn't have to be that way! By hiring us to look at the boat first, we can save you the headache and trouble of purchasing a bad vessel. 


 Ever had a boat with a rotten transom? What about a broken bilge pump?  How about a soft spot on the deck? Or what about a faulty bellow on your  inboard/outboard motor? These are all critical things to look at when  you purchase a boat, and they aren't cheap to fix! By hiring me, I will  look at these things, and many more, to help protect you from buying a  potential headache.
 

I travel within the entire state of Texas, so don't be afraid to pick up the phone and give me a call for a free quote!
 

Who We Are

Capt. John Seckman is a graduate of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy and former member of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating with a degree in Marine Transportation and a USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited license, he has worked on professional commercial vessels for over 10 years. He now holds a USCG 2nd Mate Unlimited and 1600 ton Master license and is a marine surveyor under ACMS. Currently John works offshore as a professional captain, and marine surveyor in North Texas. We are qualified to handle all your surveying needs and would be happy to help you with your next boat purchase. 

Examples of what we look for

Rotten Transom

A rotten transom is no good! This can cost you thousands to repair, and  often times it's not even worth doing if the boat isn't worth it. Hire  me to find this before you buy that boat!
 

Broken Bilge Pumps

Un-secured bilge pump. What do you think happens when water starts  rising in the bilge and the pump isn't secured? NOTHING GOOD! Hire me to  find these kinds of things before it becomes an emergency. 

Rotten Stringers

Something like this would cost you thousands to repair and can be very hard to detect. By hiring us we find the problem for you, thus giving you the knowledge to make an informed purchase. 

Cracked Hoses

A cracked raw-water hose has the potential to sink your boat. By hiring a surveyor you can avoid a potential disaster.

Thru-Hull Fittings

Thru-hull fittings are one of the most critical components of your vessel, and could potentially sink your boat if not properly maintained and repaired. 

Delaminated Fibrglass

Delaminated fiberglass isn't always as obvious as this, by hiring us to survey your boat we are sure to find any hidden delamination on your boat.