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Damage Consultant – Marine Investigator

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Yacht Surveyor


Casey Auten, AMS, CMI owner of Professional Marine Surveyors is dedicated to providing customers a customized quality Marine Survey as well as Consulting Services for all of our clients’ needs. We have been providing our services to clients in Oklahoma and Texas for more than 15 years. Professional Marine Surveyors specialize in marine surveys for powerboats and sailboats as well as damage consulting for various insurance agencies and appraisals. Over the past 15 years we have provided more than 2,100 detailed reports for all types of vessels.

Having a qualified Professional Marine Surveyor that is on “your” side is invaluable to protect your financial interest. We are currently recognized by all major financial institutions and insurance agencies. We will provide the information you need to make an informed decision about a purchase.


• Accredited Marine Surveyor with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) 

• Certified Marine Investigator with the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI).

• American Boat and Yacht Council Member (ABYC)

• Chapman School of Seamanship graduate

• Over 20 years of hands on experience and operation of boats

• Specialized training including theory and field experience in Hull Design & Construction, Support Systems, Propulsion & Auxiliary Systems.

• Cause and Loss Damage Consultant

Sailboat Survey
Marine Surveyor
Marine Appraisal
Marine Surveyors

Services Offered

Survey Services

As a Professional Marine Surveyor, and a Certified Marine Investigator we have the expertise to provide a comprehensive inspection of your boat. We will evaluate many different aspects of the boat's condition as well as the systems on board to provide you a detailed assessment. After completing the boat survey, we will provide you with a comprehensive written survey report detailing my findings and listing of all discovered defects found on the boat. Our report will include digital photographs and information to show you specifically where the potential problems are located. I will also include in my report recommendations regarding required repairs that must be performed for the boat to be considered safe to operate, and recommendations on other repairs to ensure the boat meets accepted standards for reliable function and operation. All boats are inspected to meet standards set by the U.S.C.G. (United Stated Coast Guard), NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) & A.B.Y.C. (American Boat & Yacht Council).

Types of surveys offered:

  • Pre-Purchase Condition & Value
  • Insurance
  • Appraisals
  • Consulting Survey

Consulting Services

Casey Auten, AMS, CMI is proficient in engine and outdrive failure analysis, inboard, outboard motor failures and Investigative theory. Our reports detail findings that Insurance carriers need to make an informed decision. Services are primarily directed at assisting insurance carriers with difficult yacht damage claims as well as, appraisals, and investigations. We have the necessary training and practical experience to determine the proximate cause of loss, mode of failure, scope of damage, and we are capable of reviewing repair shop estimates for proper parts pricing and reasonable labor times.