Welcome to Tri-State Marine Services, Inc

Conveniently located in Central Florida (orlando), we routinely travel a large geographic area performing marine surveys and damage inspections.  Tri-State has been serving the Marine Industry since 1993, and our services will provide a feeling of confidence in your boat buying experience.  Allow Tri-State Marine to be your “eyes and ears” for inspection of a new purchase, or help with  your scheduled maintenance routine.  Our reports area easy to read and understand.  They are produced in a format which is readily accepted by insurance companies and financial institutions, meaning they can also be used for financing and insuring your boat.

We specialize in “Yacht and Small Craft” marine surveys of all types, including condition and value, and pre-purchase.  We also perform damage surveys for insurance claims as well as simple appraisals.

Latest News

  • A good portion of my job, as a Marine Surveyor, involves working as the “eyes ‘n ears” for insurance claims adjusters, when a boater has an insurance claim.  My job task is to verify serial numbers, take photos, and assess the damage in terms of being accident related, versus normal wear and tear.  I sometimes...Read More »
  • In my capacity as a Marine Surveyor, I am often asked, “What’s a sea trial?   And do you think we need one with a pre-purchase survey?” To address the first question:   A sea trial is a ride in the boat, whereby the surveyor is a passenger; a very busy passenger.  The surveyor is not aboard...Read More »
  • With over 50 years of boating experience on inland lakes and rivers as well as blue water; both commercial and recreational, I have witnessed many fellow boaters at the dock. It fascinates me at times, to watch a fellow captain or mate secure his or her vessel to the moorings. Many times a well experienced...Read More »
  • They’re showing up everywhere. They’re in our phones, our electric razors, laptops, portable power drills, Bluetooths, some electric cars and now they’re beginning to appear in boats. But, you say “what’s the big deal? A battery is a battery.” But these batteries are different. A while back I posted an article on the Tri-State Marine...Read More »
  • If your boat is 26’ or larger, then you should have a placard displayed aboard, setting standards of what and where we are permitted to dump into the sea.  (If you don’t have one, call me.) This placard is required by the USCG (US Coast Guard, as stated in CFR 33  151).    But, effective January...Read More »


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