Services

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. offers comprehensive Marine Inspection, Surveying, and Consulting serves all over Florida, including South, Central, and North Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Stuart, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and St. Augustine and more. Those services include surveying of sport-fishing boats, sailboat inspection, engine, ship, and yacht surveys, thermal imaging services, marine litigation, and more.

For Florida’s most trusted marine inspection services since 1970, with over 16,000+ vessels (and counting!) Call +1 (727) 647-7112 or Contact Us online.
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Professional Marine Surveys

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC’s surveyor services includes: Pre-Purchase Boat Inspection, Appraisal, Tug and Barge, Trip and Tow Surveys for Vessels, Boat Insurance Surveys, Boating Accident Damage Surveys, Workboat Inspection, Commercial Fishing Boat Surveys, and more. For Tug and Barge Surveys, we can perform On-Hire, Off Hire, Insurance and Construction, NDT Audio Gauge, and Damage Inspection, depending on your needs.

Thermal Imaging

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. provides national and international Thermographic Inspections, Thermo Infrared Technology, and Thermal Imaging. our thermal imaging services are available not only for marine entities, but also for governmental, commercial, industrial, and residential properties. These properties include government buildings, manufacturing facilities, commercial office buildings, colleges and universities, hospitals, residential homes, and more.
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Selecting a Surveyor

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC.’s survey and inspection services are available to both commercial and private entities throughout the state of Florida, from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas of Nothwest, Northeast, Central and South Florida. Below is an explanation of the various marine surveys performed, the types of boats inspected, and what each inspection entails.

Insurance Survey

Also called a “Condition and Value Survey”, this is used by insurance underwriters and financial institutes to help them assess financial risk. This survey inspects and reports on the vessel and its systems including the hull, electrical systems, machinery, etc. Generally tailored specifically to the needs of the underwriter and compares the vessel to similar vessels of same size, class and service. Visual inspection only.
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Damage Surveys

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC’s are available for damage surveys due to weather, accidents, negligence, fire, sinking, these surveys may be prepared for either the insurance adjuster or the client. A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. reports are accepted by all insurance companies including Lloyds of London.

Additional Services

Although there is a standard survey report that every boat owner will utilize, depending on the condition and requirements of the boat, Xtreme Marine Surveying utilizes state of the art equipment and methods to ensure that no detail is overlooked.

Insurance Survey

We use the FLIR E76 which is the latest infrared thermal camera on the market. Thermal imaging can detect infrared variations in temperature that cannot be detected by the human eye.

It is non-invasive and great for preventative maintenance of mechanical parts before major frictional damage is done.

Hull moisture intrusion, blisters, cracks, layup voids, delamination, previous repairs, as well as overheating engines, exhaust leaks, mechanical friction problems, and electrical issues can be revealed with a FLIR thermal camera.

Engine Diagnostics

A diagnostic evaluation is highly recommended to have full insight into the vessel and engine condition.

The computerized engine diagnostics equipment connects to the Electronic Control Module (ECM) of outboard and inboard, gas and diesel engines, and retrieves all engine data which provides valuable information regarding the engine history.

Engine diagnostics can discover hidden issues that would save boat owners significiant repair costs and downtime.

Oil Analysis

An oil analysis can help determine any abnormal metal wear of pistons, rings, and cylinders and if contaminants like fuel, coolant, raw water, or dirt are present that shorten the life of engines, transmissions, and generators.

This information can reveal developing problems, a blown head gasket, or a leaking exhaust manifold.

A small oil sample will be drawn into a clean container, which is sealed and shipped to a laboratory for analysis.

Sea Trial

A sea trial is conducted to determine if the vessel performs well on the water.

A basic engine, steering, throttle, and shift control inspection ensures that it performs as expected.

The engine is observed for cruising RPMs and wide-open throttle RPMs per the engine manufacturer specifications.

If the engine is not performing properly or a problem is detected, a repair recommendation can be provided which can assist in price negotiations.

Our Entire Vicinity List

  • Anna Maria
  • Apopka
  • Arcadia
  • Astatula
  • Atlantis
  • Auburndale
  • Aventura
  • Avon Park
  • Bal Harbour
  • Bartow
  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • Bay Lake
  • Belle Glade
  • Belle Isle
  • Belleair Beach
  • Belleair Bluffs
  • Belleair Shore
  • Belleair
  • Biscayne Park
  • Boca Raton
  • Bonita Springs
  • Bowling Green
  • Boynton Beach
  • Bradenton Beach
  • Bradenton
  • Briny Breezes
  • Brooksville
  • Broward
  • Cape Canaveral
  • Cape Coral
  • Casselberry
  • Cedar Key
  • Chiefland
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Clearwater
  • Clermont
  • Clewiston
  • Cloud Lake
  • Cocoa Beach
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut Creek
  • Cooper City
  • Coral Gables
  • Coral Springs
  • Crystal River
  • Cutler Bay
  • Dade City
  • Dania Beach
  • Davenport
  • Davie
  • Daytona Beach Shores
  • Daytona Beach
  • DeBary
  • DeLand
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Deltona
  • Doral
  • Dundee
  • Dunedin
  • Dunnellon
  • EL Portal
  • Eagle Lake
  • Eatonville
  • Edgewater
  • Edgewood
  • Estero
  • Eustis
  • Everglades City
  • Fanning Springs
  • Fellsmere
  • Florida City
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Meade
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Pierce
  • Frostproof
  • Fruitland Park
  • Glen Ridge
  • Golden Beach
  • Golf
  • Grant-Valkaria
  • Greenacres
  • Groveland
  • Gulf Stream
  • Gulfport
  • Haines City
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Haverhill
  • Hialeah Gardens
  • Hialeah
  • Highland Beach
  • Highland Park
  • Hillcrest Heights
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Holly Hill
  • Hollywood
  • Holmes Beach
  • Homestead
  • Howey-in-the-hills
  • Hypoluxo
  • Indialantic
  • Indian Creek
  • Indian Harbour Beach
  • Indian River Shores
  • Indian River
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Indian Shores
  • Indiantown
  • Inglis
  • Inverness
  • Islamorada
  • Juno Beach
  • Jupiter Inlet Colony
  • Jupiter Island
  • Jupiter
  • Kenneth City
  • Key Biscayne
  • Key Colony Beach
  • Key West
  • Kissimmee
  • LaBelle
  • Lady Lake
  • Lake Alfred
  • Lake Buena Vista
  • Lake Clarke Shores
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Lake Helen
  • Lake Mary
  • Lake Park
  • Lake Placid
  • Lake Wales
  • Lake Worth Beach
  • Lakeland
  • Lantana
  • Largo
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Lauderdale-by-the-sea
  • Lauderhill
  • Layton
  • Lazy Lake
  • Leesburg
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Longboat Key
  • Longwood
  • Loxahatchee Groves
  • Madeira Beach
  • Maitland
  • Malabar
  • Manalapan
  • Mangonia Park
  • Marathon
  • Marco Island
  • Margate
  • Mascotte
  • Medley
  • Melbourne Village
  • Melbourne beach
  • Melbourne
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miami Lakes
  • Miami Springs
  • Miami
  • Minneola
  • Miramar
  • Montverde
  • Moore Haven
  • Mount Dora
  • Mulberry
  • Naples
  • New Port Richey
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • North Bay Village
  • North Lauderdale
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Miami
  • North Palm Beach
  • North Redington Beach
  • Oak Hill
  • Oakland Park
  • Oakland
  • Ocala
  • Ocoee
  • Okeechobee
  • Oldsmar
  • Opa-locka
  • Orange City
  • Orchid
  • Orlando
  • Ormond Beach
  • Otter Creek
  • Oviedo
  • Pahokee
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Beach Shores
  • Palm Beach
  • Palm Shores
  • Palm Springs
  • Palm bay
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Palmetto
  • Parkland
  • Pierson
  • Pinecrest
  • Pinellas Park
  • Plant City
  • Plantation
  • Polk City
  • Pompano Beach
  • Ponce Inlet
  • Port Orange
  • Port Richey
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Punta Gorda
  • Redington Beach
  • Redington Shores
  • Riviera Beach
  • Rockledge
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Safety Harbor
  • San Antonio
  • Sanford
  • Sanibel
  • Sarasota
  • Satellitre Beach
  • Sea Ranch Lakes
  • Sebastian
  • Sebring
  • Seminole
  • South Bay
  • South Daytona
  • South Miami
  • South Palm Beach
  • South Pasadena
  • Southwest Ranches
  • St. Cloud
  • St. Leo
  • St. Lucie Village
  • St. Pete Beach
  • St. Petersburg
  • Stuart
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Sunrise
  • Surfside
  • Sweetwater
  • Tamarac
  • Tampa
  • Tarpon Springs
  • Tavares
  • Titusville
  • Treasure Island
  • Umatilla
  • Venice
  • Virginia Gardens
  • Wauchula
  • Webster
  • Wellington
  • West Melbourne
  • West Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • West Park
  • Westlake
  • Weston
  • Wildwood
  • Williston
  • Wilton Manors
  • Windemere
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Haven
  • Winter Park
  • Winter Springs
  • Yankeetown
  • Zephyrhills
  • Zolfo Springs

Thermal Imaging & Inspection

A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. survey and inspection services are available to both commercial and private entities throughout the state of Florida, from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas of Nothwest, Northeast, Central and South Florida. Below is an explanation of the various marine Thermal Imaging & Inspection performed, the types of boats inspected, and what each inspection entails.

For more information on A&L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC’s boat surveys and inspection services, contact us at +1 (727) 647-7112.

AL MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging (sometimes referred to as thermography, thermal scanning, infrared imaging, or infrared thermal imaging) is the means and by the knowhow by which we can see the infrared portion of the light spectrum. Every object gives off some amount of thermal radiation so thermal imaging is ideal for observing temperature anomalies that are abnormal in machinery, electrical equipment, and even in solids such as wood, aluminum, steel, and fiberglass. Thermal imaging does not require light to see thermal radiation (think of the old movie “Predator” or the new movies and t. v. shows which show people inside buildings or running towards a building at night) so thermal cameras can see in absolute darkness. Thermal imaging is used widely in law enforcement, security, the military, air and sea navigation, surveillance, firefighting, private industry, medicine, and science.

The tool used for thermal imaging is the thermographic camera, which is similar in appearance and operation of a portable digital video camera. A & L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC prefers using the Flir® brand infrared cameras. A & L MARINE SURVEYORS has used Flir® since 1992. Several years ago, FLIR® purchased by internationally known Teledyne and is now labeled FLIR-TELEDYNE. The infrared camera works by sensing electromagnetic waves within the light spectrum wavelength between approximately 0.9 and 14 micrometers (visible light that can be seen by the human eye is between .4 – .75 micrometers).

A special lens on the infrared camera focuses the infrared light emitted by all objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram.

This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of view of the detector array. The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit is a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

The signal processing unit sends the information to the color display monitor on the camera, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all the elements creates the infrared image. These impulses will also record surface temperatures of the image taken. Infrared cameras can be adjusted for optimum imaging by manually setting the distance to the object, humidity, and air temperature before the image is taken. Special software that we have can also adjust the thermographic image, search, and label exact temperatures outside of the spot size ratio (the center crosshairs on the infrared image), adjust the thermal tuning scale, and crop and edit the image based on how small the thermal anomaly may be. The anomaly may be shown at the exact spot on a boat, an engine, and or any other area that would have the need to be inspected. This is done in several ways with a picture in a picture (Thermographic picture over the exact spot with the target behind the FLIR® as a photo, or side by side, both taken at the exact second, so there are no mistakes about the target).

Thermography can sense heat that may prevent an electrical fire. Thermal imaging can detect leaking fuel or water from tanks that may prevent an explosion or water damage to the interior of the vessel. Thermal imaging can detect temperature anomalies in the engines or transmissions that can prevent much more costly engine or transmissions repairs in the future. Thermal imaging can detect patches under the gel coat from previous damage, trapped water under laminate, delamination of the hull, or a void the new repair did not properly bond to. Obviously, thermography is an important component of a boat survey. Make sure you hire surveyors such as A & L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. Who are qualified with over 7000+ boats surveyed since 1992 to do the job right who has the documents to show he or she is certified to conduct the proper testing.

There are numerous benefits to thermal imaging in many industries. Specifically in the
marine industry some of the advantages are: 

  • No contact is needed. This keeps the user out of danger.
  • It is two-dimensional. Thermographic temperatures can be measured at one point or a hundred or more points on a single thermographic image. 
  • It is real time. It allows fast scanning and recording of stationary targets. Objects cannot escape their own radiation. Thermal patterns can be seen. This helps significantly reduce the time and money spent on a technician or mechanic that would have to spend hours to disassemble and troubleshoot a component or go through miles of wiring on a boat or yacht to find the problem. The thermographic image can find the temperature anomaly quickly. 
  • Enhances the marine survey report. If desired, thermal imaging can be included in the survey report on components such as engines, transmissions, electrical equipment, electronic devices, tanks, and hulls to look for heat anomalies that can determine if malfunctioning components, leaks, previous fiberglass repairs or delamination exist within the vessel.

A & L MARINE SURVEYORS, LLC. Only uses Flir® brand high-definition professional grade infrared thermal cameras for our marine surveys, engine surveys, and inspections. My cameras are calibrated yearly, infrared thermal imaging cameras with a minimum of 320 x 240 pixels with an image frequency of 60Hz. They can detect a minimum of 43,200 individual temperature shots per digital or video image. The minimal thermal range of the cameras I use are between -4 degrees Fahrenheit – 1,202 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius – 650 degrees Celsius) which means we can see thermal anomalies in cold temperatures (such as freon hoses in marine air conditioning systems and refrigeration systems) and in extremely hot temperatures (such as overheating turbochargers and overheating exhaust manifolds in engines).


Each infrared thermal image I take is properly tuned based on the environmental conditions at the time of each shot of the inspection and will give the exact distance in feet or meters to create a more accurate scan for the inspection, this upgrading with this special software it helps to reveal thermal anomalies accurately. Having been trained by Flir® and the United States Government, I am a Level Three Certified Thermographer, certified to teach thermal imaging, I know how to properly take, tune, and interpret infrared thermal images to determine if there are abnormalities in the thermal images or video taken of hull composites, engines, electrical systems, or marine components. I further understand how these systems work and what normal running temperatures are in many different engines and systems on board vessels from years of professional training in addition to my master’s degree in mechanical engineering and over 53 years
of experience as a surveyor, thermographer and running boats and rebuilding engines. As you can see, there is a difference in the work I offer versus the untrained surveyors who are out there imaging with small cellphones, and or cameras meant to detect a clogged drain.