Text: 757-333-1830 • FAX: 800-889-3231 Pete@EavesMarine.com
Society Accredited Marine Surveyors

Marine Survey • Boat Survey • Marine Surveyor • Boat Surveyor
Phone - Text: 757-333-1830 • FAX: 800-889-3231
E-Mail: Pete@EavesMarine.com
35 Tanglewood Drive, Norfolk, VA. 23666

Norfolk – Hampton – Newport News – Portsmouth – Chesapeake – Virginia Beach - Southern Chesapeake Bay – Hampton Roads – Tidewater

Eaves Marine Solutions:
Pre Purchase Marine Surveys • Marine Damage Surveys • Insurance Surveys

Pete Eaves has been self-employed in the marine industry since 1980. Eaves Marine Solutions Inc. is owned and operated by Pete Eaves.

Pete Eaves has been providing marine surveys for sail and power vessels of most makes and sizes since 2002 and has been in the marine service business for over 35 years.

My background is structural – cosmetic and mechanical repairs on fiberglass, aluminum and steel vessels, sail and power . I have written 1000’s of estimates and invoices for boat repairs over the past 30+ years.

I am able to detect structural, cosmetic, and mechanical flaws and determine how to make repairs. I can also estimate the reasonable cost for whatever repairs or services that may be required.

SAMS, Accredited Marine Surveyor #1130
US Coast Guard Licensed Master – Near Coastal and Inland Merchant Mariner #3424094

Marine Survey and Boat Repair
Pete Eaves Marine Survey Solutions Norfolk Virginia Beach
  • An Eaves Marine Survey is a detailed inspection of a vessel for the purpose of determining its current condition, seaworthiness and value. In particular, to determine if the vessel is safe to use in conditions for which it was designed.
  • An Eaves Marine Survey is conducted by an unbiased surveyor who works solely for the buyer and completes the inspection based upon facts found throughout the vessel, in accordance with ABYC, USCG and NFPA guidelines.

  •  An Eaves Marine Survey should be completed before the purchase. Purchase agreements should be contingent on a satisfactory marine survey.

  •  An Eaves Marine Survey will include a detailed report with pictures. The report will be e-mailed in PDF format, normally within 48 hours of the completed inspection.

Why is an Eaves Marine Survey necessary?

Most buyers are not experienced enough, or mechanically inclined to a point where they can make an adequate evaluation on their own. Even those who are qualified benefit immensely from a second professional, unbiased and unemotional opinion.

  • To determine if the vessel is safe to use in conditions for which it was designed.
  • To determine the vessels condition and value.
  • To determine what maintenance, repairs and equipment should be included in the purchase price.
  • To determine what repairs and maintenance will be required after the purchase. At what cost?
  • To help determine the true cost of owning the vessel.
  • To help the client decide whether to go through with the purchase and at what price.
  • To help decide if the vessel fits your needs
  • Most vessels are subject to inherent structural, cosmetic and mechanical defects and flaws. I can determine the best repair procedures and reasonable cost for services.
  • Marine surveys are needed to appraise the vessel for insurance underwriting and for bank financing.
  • Marine Surveys are needed to document condition at time of purchase for insurance and financing.

Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying About Eaves Marine Surveyor

  • Very knowledgeable in all types of vessels. As a boat dealer, we rely on Eaves Marine to survey any boats we are interested in purchasing for potential problems.

    Glen Bond Avatar Glen Bond
    April 19, 2023

    Pete provided a comprehensive marine survey of the Beneteau Oceanis sailboat I was interested in purchasing. I felt comfortable making the purchase with the attention to detail provided in his... read more

    Audrey Blackburn Avatar Audrey Blackburn
    April 19, 2023

    We have relied on Eaves Marine for many surveys for our boat repair service. He is very dependable and completes a detailed and accurate reports.

    Edward Hodapp Avatar Edward Hodapp
    April 19, 2023
  • Eaves Marine Survey conducted a marine survey for a 45-passenger dinner boat I purchased years ago which helped me tremendously in knowing where to start in the renovation of the... read more

    John Cooper Avatar John Cooper
    April 26, 2017

    I had Eaves Marine conduct a complete survey of my Viking Motor Yacht after recent storm damage for my insurance company. With his knowledge and experience in boat repair, I... read more

    Herman Ballard Avatar Herman Ballard
    April 19, 2023

    I hired Eaves Marine to survey my fishing vessel for insurance purposes. He was prompt and professional and completed a thorough marine survey for me.

    Joan Gilley Avatar Joan Gilley
    April 19, 2023

Norfolk Virginia Beach Shoreline