Survey & Consulting Services

Captain John Brandes, AMS® has been a professional mariner and marine surveyor for more than 40 years and provides marine survey services for the Caribbean areas of Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and Southern Mexico.

Captain John is an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®) member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc (SAMS®), a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and holds a retired US Coast Guard 3000 ITC ton masters license for any oceans.

Pre_purchase condition and valuation surveys, insurance surveys, and damage surveys provided by Captain John are accepted by all insurance companies.

“Photo Survey”

We are occasionally asked to look at a boat for a potential buyer and determine if it is worthwhile to travel to Rio Dulce to pursue the purchase further. To facilitate these requests we offer what we call a “Photo Survey”.  At your request and permission of the owner we will go aboard the boat and photograph as much as possible to give you an idea of what the boat looks like now and write a very brief report on any significant findings.