Jeff Kibler has been surveying in Charleston, SC ever since founding True South Marine Surveys in 2012. Prior to surveying full time, Jeff delivered boats up and down the east coast, both as a mate and a captain. He also worked as a quality control contractor at the Viking Yachts facilities in New Jersey and South Florida, inspecting, sea trialing and delivering 42’-92’ sportfishing vessels.

In addition to operating True South, Jeff also works with Pilot Marine Surveyors & Consultants, which specializes in damage investigation and failure analysis. Jeff has worked alongside surveying mentor and Pilot Marine CEO, Doug Alling, since 2017.

Marine Survey Services

Pre-Purchase Surveys

This survey is conducted on behalf of the prospective boat buyer prior to potential purchase of the boat.

Condition & Value Surveys

C&V surveys are typically performed for the current boat owners for insurance and/or financing purposes.

Damage Claim Inspections

When a boat is damaged, we help insurance companies determine the cause, nature and extent of the damage.

Pre-Delivery Inspections

Independent quality control inspections on new off-the-line boats prior to delivery.

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