BRYAN SHROCK SURVEYING

Bryan Shrock Marine Surveying LLC is located in the heart of the Lake Erie Islands area in Marblehead, Ohio.

My local area includes Marblehead, Catawba Island, Port Clinton, Bay View, Sandusky, Oak Harbor and Huron. I am also willing to travel in order to accommodate your particular needs. 

I can provide you with Pre-Purchase surveys, Condition & Value surveys for insurance policy renewals, Pre-Sale surveys to prep your vessel for market and a variety of hourly consulting services. My surveys also include a Fair Market Value for the vessel of interest. 

For the most efficient service, please email me anytime at BryanShrockboats@gmail.com. Please include your contact information, details about the boat you need surveyed, location, in-water, out-of-water and the exact service you need.

Please email me anytime at BryanShrockboats@gmail.com.

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ABOUT US

I established Bryan Shrock Marine Surveying LLC in March of 2015. My goal is to put my 30+ years of boating business experience to work for my customers, whether they be seasoned mariners or brand new to the boating lifestyle. 

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QUALIFICATIONS

*30+ years of experience at Shrock’s Marina Inc., Boater’s Emergency Service and Rescue Marine/TowBoat US.

*Member of SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) as a fully Accredited Marine Surveyor.

*Member of ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council).

*Graduate of The Chapman School of Seamanship, Class of 2015.

*Active captain with a 100 Ton Masters License and Commercial Towing Endorsement.

*Lifelong resident of the Lake Erie Islands area with my wife Maria. We, too, are active boaters enjoying fishing, cruising and the beautiful sunsets.

Please email me anytime at BryanShrockboats@gmail.com.

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TYPES OF SURVEYS

PRE-PURCHASE SURVEY

Perhaps the most common of all surveys, but maybe the most important. A pre-purchase survey is the most comprehensive of all reports.

Condition & Value Survey

Usually, this type of survey is performed to satisfy an insurance company’s request for a survey prior to renewing your hull policy.

Pre-Sale Survey

Gaining popularity, often times an owner will request this survey in order to better prepare the vessel for sale.

Abandoned Boat Survey

If you have an abandoned boat on your property, the State of Ohio recently made it easier for you to get title to the boat.

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CONSULTING

I provide hourly consulting for customers who may just need some questions answered about a boat or research fair market values. I can meet with you at your boat OR at a boat that you are thinking about purchasing.

Travel costs and your time are valuable. Let me do some legwork for you. I can take digital images and videos to offer you a virtual tour of a vessel you are interested in. Let me be your agent to supervise the progression of a repair or a re-fit project. I can be “Your Eyes” for a variety of situations. 

GOOGLE REVIEWS

  • Fantastic, thorough, informative and above all highly professional. Thanks for having my back on this purchase.

    Colin Murray Avatar Colin Murray
    February 1, 2024

    It was a pleasure to Bryan Shrock Marine survey my boat, very professional and nice guy. I highly recommend his services. Thanks again.

    Rick Snyder Avatar Rick Snyder
    January 24, 2024

    Well for starters what a professional Surveying Company...when we sold our boat the buyers surveyor ransacked our boat it was unbelievable my wife did not want to go back on our boat she felt as if it had been invaded, Brian was so very professional we both went thru the boat together and was very respectful to the owner. Very detailed on the survey as well, I learned a lot and I've been boating for over 30 years. I definitely would recommend Brian Shrock for your surveying needs!!

    Marcia Katterhenry Avatar Marcia Katterhenry
    January 10, 2024
  • Byran did a great job and did a detailed survey

    Gary Perovich Avatar Gary Perovich
    January 7, 2024

    I would strongly recommend Bryan for a survey. I am very pleased with the survey, sea trial and final report. The final report was very thorough and well written. Bryan was very responsive and a good communicator. I had used a different surveyor when I bought my prior boat and the service and report from Bryan was significantly better.

    Mike Sobera Avatar Mike Sobera
    September 26, 2023

    Excellent surveyor, best I have ever dealt with. Very thorough, answered any questions I had throughout the survey and afterwards. Worked well with myself and the broker to get everything accomplished in a timely manner (VERY ACCOMMODATING). Purchased a 34 foot boat. Next year will we will be looking for a little 15-18 foot sea-doo/jet boat to tool around the harbor in. I will definitely use Mr. Shrock again or recommend him to someone else in the future. My wife and I were 110% satisfied from start to finish with the process.

    Dave O Avatar Dave O
    September 17, 2023
  • Bryan did a fantastic and thorough job for us on a boat we have in contract. We found him through the recommendations of others that we trust and feel his service was very valuable. I highly recommend him.

    Robb Jarrett Avatar Robb Jarrett
    September 17, 2023

    Bryan Shrock went above and beyond our expectations. The survey conducted during the purchase of our 340 Sea Ray was completed with ease. Very pleased with his attention to detail and knowledge. Highly recommended. Thank you!

    Preston Clark Avatar Preston Clark
    August 17, 2023

    We were thoroughly impressed by Bryan’s knowledge and experience as well as his attention to detail performing our boat survey. Bryan took extra time to share his knowledge and explain all the survey findings in an easy to understand way and really went the extra mile both in the physical survey and subsequent sea trial Bryan certainly stands above the crowd and we would recommend Bryan to anyone that needs a boat survey. He will certainly be our first choice in the future and I would highly recommend his services.

    Mr. Scott Avatar Mr. Scott
    August 17, 2023

CONTACT US

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    Pre-Purchase Survey

    Pre-Purchase ImagePerhaps the most common of all surveys, but maybe the most important. A pre-purchase survey is the most comprehensive of all reports. I will address and inspect all systems and areas of a vessel that are accessible to me. I will comment on structural, mechanical, safety, appearance, amenities and market value. You will want this survey to include an out-of-water inspection and often times, I will ride along with you on a sea trial. The PDF document I produce will allow you to make informed decisions about whether to purchase, selling price, financing and insurance. 

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    Condition & Value Image 2Condition & Value Survey

    Usually, this type of survey is performed to satisfy an insurance company’s request for a survey prior to renewing your hull policy. This survey focuses on safety, structural, some mechanical and overall seaworthiness. It is not as comprehensive as a pre-purchase survey. It may or may not require an out-of-water inspection, depending on your insurance company’s wishes. 

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    Pre-Sale ImagePre-Sale Survey

    Gaining popularity, often times an owner will request this survey in order to better prepare the vessel for sale. It can range from an hour or two of consulting to a comprehensive inspection similar to a pre-purchase survey.

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    Abandoned Boat ImageAbandoned Boat Survey 

    If you have an abandoned boat on your property, the State of Ohio recently made it easier for you to get title to the boat. One of the conditions is that the boat be surveyed to determine that it’s worth less than $10,000. I can provide you with an affordable inspection and document to fulfil that condition.