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DS Marine Surveys, a professional organization serving private individuals, yacht brokers, insurance companies and financial institutions. We are committed to providing prompt, professional and timely service. You can be assured of thorough inspections and comprehensive reports.

Surveyor: David Sandford AMS® Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) Canadian Regional Director


Fully Accredited by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®). Standards Trained by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).

Condition and Valuation Surveys 

This constitutes the bulk of our business. Our C&V reports will assist in potential vessel purchases, financial and insurance underwriting. We guarantee acceptance by all major institutions.

Accident Investigations

Damage Surveys and Claims Investigations.

Winter Technical Seminars 

We offer winter seminars on a variety of topics relating to the Marine Industry, Boat Repair ad Maintenance. Contact us for more information.

We are Not Offering these Service at This Time Due to Current Covid 19 Restrictions. 

Service Area 

 Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario 

Home Port 

The Home Port of our CS 36 Merlin “Skana” is the Whitby Yacht Club, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario about 30 minutes east of Toronto. Check the club’s website for further information.

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