Marine Surveyor

Welcome to my professional services page! I have been a USCG licensed mariner for 27 years and an independent marine surveyor for over a decade. Marine surveys in the San Francisco Bay Area are my primary vocation but I also have private instruction clients, can do purchase consulting, and I have a few maintenance contracts for those wishing to keep their boats in top shape.

Before you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a yacht or even if you just need a marine insurance survey, a yacht surveyor can help you avoid costly mistakes or at the very least negotiate the best price possible. Click on the marine survey page to learn more, and if you don’t need a boat survey contact me to discuss whatever your questions or goals may be.

My service areas for marine surveys includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City, Sausalito, Alameda,  Emeryville, Berkeley, Richmond and the greater Bay Area including The Delta. Boat surveys have even taken me to Taiwan and Mexico, though I rarely travel that far anymore!

I have over 50,000 miles logged, have built or skippered boats up to 120 feet, and can tell you that experience counts. So whether you need a marine survey, some instructional help, or consulting just email or phone today.

Captain Jim Elfers
USCG Licensed Independent Marine Surveyor