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Meet Daniel Quigley of Boston Marine Surveyors in Quincy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Quigley.

Daniel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in a family of mariners and have skippered and worked on boats of varying sizes all of my life. At a young age I joined a local Boston yacht club where I started maintaining boats for fellow members. My small youthful enterprise originally consisted of sanding and painting bottoms, and cleaning bilges, and later expanded to include washing and detailing larger boats during afternoons after school and on weekends. Eventually, word of my newfound passion began to spread and soon I was asked by fellow members to serve as crew on several boat deliveries up and down the Eastern seaboard.

During my subsequent employment at a local Mercruiser certified dealership, I worked primarily on Mercruiser Alpha and Bravo stern drives for boats measuring less than 33 feet in length. As I advanced there, I became responsible for troubleshooting, winterizing and commissioning Caterpillar, Volvo, Cummins, and Detroit diesel inboard marine applications.

I have worked alongside many industry experts over the years and have inspected many boats. I have attended and participated in many international boat shows across the country, and have identified what I perceive to be both the positive characteristics and flaws inherent in each manufacturer’s product. My familiarity and experience with marine engines, and knowledge of various manufacturers’ products, qualify me to consistently deliver thorough, accurate marine survey reports which benefit my clients substantially. Member of ABYC & Member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc. SAMS, (SA).

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Technology in the boat industry is constantly changing. It can be difficult keeping up with the latest and greatest technology in the business, which is why it is imperative to constantly research.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Boston Marine Surveyors story. Tell us more about the business.
Boston Marine Surveyors is a professional marine surveying entity located on the boardwalk at Marina Bay in Quincy, MA. We proudly serve all of New England. Boston Marine Surveyors specializes in marine pre-purchase surveys, insurance surveys, damage appraisals, and finance appraisals of boats of all types, makes and sizes. Whether you are looking to purchase a 15-foot Boston Whaler to cruise around the harbor, or looking to tackle the Eastern seaboard in a 50-foot Hinckley, B.M.S. is there to lend their expertise and advice. Boston Marine Surveyors has the quickest turnaround time in the business for marine survey reports. Our familiarity and experience with marine engines, and knowledge of various manufacturers’ products, qualify us to consistently deliver thorough, accurate marine survey reports which benefit our clients substantially. Our knowledge, experience and passion is what sets us aside from the rest.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Many marine surveyors are retiring and phasing out of the business. You could call my timing good luck, or just good timing.


  • Pre-Purchase Marine Survey: $15 to $18 per foot depending on the vessel
  • Insurance Marine Survey: $12 to $15 per foot depending on the vessel
  • Inspection Appraisal (Condition & Value for Financing): $12 to $15 per foot depending on the vessel
  • Damage Inspection/Reporting: per quote
  • Estate Appraisal: $12 per foot
  • Loss Appraisal: $12 per foot
  • Expert Witness: $95 per hour plus travel
  • Deliveries: per quote
  • Orientations: per quote

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