Wise Yacht
Marine Surveys


Fred Wise Yacht Survey, LLC provides marine surveys, evaluations, and consultations for both privately owned and commercial power and sail vessels. We are based in the Northern Chesapeake Bay and serve the entire U.S. east coast and Caribbean.

Frederic S. Wise, AMS® and William Stahlgren, AMS® are both SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyors and members of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors. They have extensive experience in boat building and marine surveying.

Before purchasing a vessel, a pre-purchase survey allows the Buyer to be informed about the state of the vessel. This is a comprehensive inspection and report of the new or used vessel. Contact us for more information.

An insurance company or lender typically requires this type of survey to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use as well as the vessel's fair market value.

We gather information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases. Contact us for more information on your specific survey or consulting needs.

A marine survey gives you peace of mind. It will give a better idea of exactly what you are getting into with your boat purchase, and help you learn what will be necessary to maintain the vessel in the future to keep you and your family safe, and your investment secure. - D. Robertson