James Sanborn Sr., SAMS® AMS® | Principal Marine Surveyor

Marine Surveys

Centerville, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

Serving The US East Coast

Pre-Purchase Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly advised before agreeing to purchase any new or used vessel. Read more…

Condition and Value Survey

This inspection is necessary for the insurance company to determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. Read more…

Appraisal Survey

An appraisal is to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. Read more…

Pre-Survey Inspection

Performed to determine if the vessel is as advertised and described by the seller/broker. Read more…

Damage Survey

A damage survey is performed to assess the extent of damage to the vessel. Read more…

Oil Sample Analysis

An oil sample analysis includes engine start and warm-up. Read more…


Service Area

Jim’s Marine Surveys performs marine surveys in the cities and towns of Cape Cod, which include; West Dennis, Eastham, North Eastham,, South Eastham, Davisville, East Falmouth,, Falmouth, Falmouth Heights, Hatchville, Maravista, Megansett, North Falmouth, Quissett, Silver Beach, Sippewissett, Teaticket, Waquoit, West Falmouth, Woods Hole, East Harwich, Harwich, Harwich Port, North Harwich, South Harwich, West Harwich, Mashpee, New Seabury, Popponesset, Southshpee, East Orleans, Orleans, South Orleans, Provincetown, East Sandwich, Forestdale, Sandwich, South Sandwich, North Truro, South Truro, Truro, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, Bass River, South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, Yarmouth.

Welcome!

About Jim

Jim Sanborn is dedicated to giving you the best service possible for any marine survey from yachts and sail boats to commercial and personal fishing vessels.

In addition to years of varied maritime experience, he has received formal training in the art of mariner surveying from the Chapman School of Seamanship.  He worked for many years as a charter captain, and is a former harbormaster.

He also worked as a Commercial fishing boat Captain, working his way up from the deck sorting fish to the captains chair. He repaired draggers and lobster boats. One of his favorite pastimes was to work on mending nets and fishing gear, he found the mechanics and engineering that goes into a fishing trawl rewarding.

Jim earned a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and received a Purple Heart while a member of the United States Marine Corps.

He is located in Cape Cod, about an hour from Boston and Providence.

Contact Us

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122 White Oak Trail, Centerville, Massachusetts

(508) 737-4420

jimsms8@gmail.com