to Prettyman Marine Services

Protecting You and Your Investment!

Prettyman Marine Services is a Michigan based marine surveyor headquartered in Traverse City, MI. We specialize in boat inspections and boat appraisals while providing professional advice on marine insurance, creating confident purchases, and solving problems before they happen!

Inspection Standards

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

Survey Reports

Prettyman Marine Services uses an easy survey report format which meets or exceeds the requirements of insurance companies and lending institutions.  Please see our GET A QUOTE page to begin your boat surveying process.

Working Throughout the Great Lakes

Prettyman Marine Services works throughout the Great Lakes region. We are based in Traverse City, but our territory includes all of Michigan. As well as other areas that surround the Great Lakes, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio.


A marine survey is a highly recommended step before any boat or yacht purchase. It is important to do your due diligence when making any large acquisition.

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We’ve streamlined the marine survey process. Fill-out our easy to use get-a-quote form with the survey details and we’ll follow up with you to get the process started.

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Prettyman Marine offers boat surveys and inspections of the highest standards. Let us help solve your problems before they happen.

About Us

Adam Prettyman, SAMS, SA

Sailor, Skipper, Marine Surveyor, and Owner of Prettyman Marine Services, Adam Prettyman exudes an energy that is comparable only to his professionalism and passion for the boating industry. With more than 25 years of experience in the boating industry, Adam has personally evaluated and repaired vessels ranging in size from dinghies to 80’ yachts. Adam uses his formal education along with his continuing education in the field of Marine Surveying to stay current with technologies and standards. With an eye on the future, Adam continues to remain on the leading edge of marine survey techniques. His goal is to save you money, protect your investments, all while keeping you safe!

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