If you are looking for an Accredited Marine Surveyor in the Annapolis, Maryland area, Beacon Marine Services has been providing marine survey and vessel operation services here since 1995.  Our marine survey services include Pre-purchase Surveys, Insurance Surveys, and Appraisals, for both power and sail.  We specialize in fiberglass and wooden vessels.  We also conduct damage surveys for owners and insurance carriers.

Our vessel operation services, for both power and sail, commercial and pleasure, include deliveries, sea trials, and instruction.  Captain DeRemer has held a USCG Masters License since 1984 and has logged thousands of miles, both offshore and inshore, in both powerboats and sailboats.  He has instructed for both The Annapolis Sailing School and the American Powerboat School.

We also provide consulting services, specializing in project management and standards compliance services.  We will manage the repair or refit of your vessel, and ensure the project is completed on time and on budget.  If you want to transform your coastal cruising sailboat into a capable and safe offshore passage-maker, we can help select the proper gear, coordinate qualified subcontractors, and oversee the transformation.  Whether you are building a boat, or modifying one, we will help ensure the work is completed in accordance with all appropriate industry standards.

We are located in the Annapolis, Maryland area, and provide our services throughout the US and North America.

Captain Joe DeRemer, AMS is our principal surveyor and vessel operator. We encourage you to view Joe’s Biography.

Marine Surveys

Power and Sail
Pre-Purchase & Insurance
Damage Surveys

Vessel Operations

Power and Sail
Commercial and Pleasure Vessels
Deliveries, Sea trials, Instruction


Project Management
Standards Compliance
Safety & Equipment Specification


We Accept Payment via Cash, Major Credit Cards, and Check