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.

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

My name is Dylan Bailey I am a SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor.  I have 30 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.