We survey wood, fiberglass and metal boats. We  specialize in cruising boats power and sail.

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blog:picThank you for visiting the website of DBYS. We are based in St. Augustine, FL.

Dylan Bailey is the Regional Director of Florida and the Caribbean for The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors.

We specialize in Nondestructive Testing; Thermal Imaging and Ultrasound. Visit our NDT website to learn more about our NDT services. ndtyacht.com

Dylan Bailey is a Level II Certified Thermographer.

My name is Dylan Bailey I am a SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor.  I have 32 years of experience in the boating industry.  As a son of a boat builder, I was exposed to boats at an early age. My father built his first boat shortly after I was born and I started sailing when I was four.  I have built, lived on, and sailed on boats most of my life.

I have worked in the construction and repair of boats and yachts built of a variety of building materials including metal (steel and aluminum), wood (cold-molded, ply and carvel plank) and fiberglass (cored and solid).

I ran a yacht management business from 1991 to 2009. I maintained yachts from 35 to 65 feet.

To read more about my experience in the boating industry go here: http://www.dbyachtsurvey.com/experience/

I learned the art of marine surveying by apprenticing, which provided hands-on training and offered valuable experience.

Every year I give seminars at Trawler Fest, Metal Boat Festival, and IBEX (The International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference).

As a boater, I have sailed thousands of miles inshore and offshore.

As a Marine Surveyor, it is my job to work for you and only youusing my years of experience and knowledge to provide a thorough and precise report. Please email for a sample report.  dbyachtservices@gmail.com

Every vessel is inspected to standards as set forth by the American Boat & Yacht Council, the United States Coast Guard, and the National Fire Prevention Association.


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All photos on this website are of boats I have surveyed, skippered, or worked on the construction of.