Power Boat Books

With New Prices

New Prices and New Global Distribution Channel

New Prices:

Single Copy:
"Mid Size Power Boats" $59.50 - "Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats" $29.50 - "Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats" 2E $69.50 - "Marine Investigations" $75.00
Multiple titles/copies purchase directly from us :
15% Discount - See Total Cost for Various Combination

Where you can purchase our books:

Directly from us at this site yachtsurvey.com
Domestic - Same day shipment (Orders placed by 2:00 PM ET)
International - within 24 business hours

Order from your local book sellers worldwide:
As we are now distributing our books through Ingram worldwide, you will be able to order them from your favorite local book stores.

Boat Purchase Guide Books

Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats

Choosing Outboard Boats for Offshore Boating

Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats" is totally dedicated to blue water type outboard boats, not jet boats, I/O's,pontoon boats, bass boats or mega yachts. You won't be just reading part of it and disregarding the rest. Or paying for something that is irrelevant. 
2002 - 272 pages - $29.50

Mid Size Power Boats

A guide for Discriminating Buyers

30 to 55 feet Cruiser Class
How to Avoid Buying into Unexpected Problems
"Mid Size Power Boats" focuses exclusively on fiberglass power boats of the cruiser class generally 30-55 feet, with discussions on the pros and cons of each type: Expresses, trawlers, motor yachts, multi purpose types, sport fishermen and sedan cruisers.
The most comprehensive personal guide to the evaluation and selection of both new and used mid size power boats.
2003 - 512 pages - $59.50

Marine Survey Business Books


Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats
2nd Edition

The Art of Pre-Purchase Survey

Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats", written for both the aspiring, novice and experienced surveyor, provides a foundation of essentials for anyone who wants to begin a marine surveying career, or just hone up on one's skills and knowledge.

The profession of marine surveying is not just about boats;it's about people and boats. That's why four of its 18 chapters are devoted to the practicalities of the business side of surveying.
2005 - 480 pages - $69.50

Marine Investigations

Pleasure Crafts Investigations to Court Testimony

Road to a Marine Investigator
"Marine Investigations" -
The first and only book of its kind on the subject of investigating pleasure craft casualties and other issues.
Marine surveyors:
Expand your marine business!
Conducting marine investigations can help free you from the limitations of a seasonal business and expand your business opportunities and income.
2004 - 544 pages - $75.00


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Direct Link to Each Chapter at www.davidpascoe.com

Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats Mid Size Power Boats Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats
2nd Edition
Marine Investigations

Chapter 1    
Basic Considerations for First-time Buyers
 
Chapter 2    
Boat Types & Hull Design Basics
Chapter 3    
Hull Construction
Chapter 4    
Evaluating Boat Hulls
 
Chapter 5    
Power Options  

Chapter 6    
Cockpits, Motors and Trim
 

Chapter 7    
Stress Cracks, Finishes and Surface Defects
 
 

Chapter 8    
Details & Design  

Chapter 9    
Used Motors
  

Chapter 10  
The New Outboard Motor Market
 
Chapter 11  
Boat Rigging
  

Chapter 12  
Research, Pricing and Shopping
  

Chapter 13  
The Art of the Deal
  

272 pages


Chapter 1 
Basic Considerations
Chapter
 
Boat Types: Which is Right for You?
Chapter 3  
Old Boats, New Boats and Quality
Chapter 4 
Basic Hull Construction
Chapter 5  
Evaluating Boat Hulls
Chapter 6  
Performance and Sea Keeping
Chapter 7  
Decks & Superstructure
Chapter 8  
Stress Cracks, Finishes and Surface Defects
Chapter 9  
Power Options
Chapter 10
The Engine Room

Chapter 11
Electrical & Plumbing Systems
Chapter 12
Design Details
Chapter 13
Steering, Controls, Systems & Equipment
Chapter 14
The Art of the Deal

Chapter 15
Boat Shopping

Chapter 16
The Survey & Post Survey

Chapter 17
Boat Builders by Company

512 pages


 

Chapter 1   
What is Pre-Purchase Survey?
Chapter 2   
Business Practices and Client Relations

Chapter 3   
Sound vs. Seaworthiness

Chapter 4   
Procedures

Chapter 5   
Hull and Its Structure

Chapter 6   
Surveying the Hull
Chapter 7   
Using Moisture Meters

Chapter 8  
Stress Cracks & Surface Irregularities

Chapter 9   
Deck & Superstructure

Chapter 10   
Cockpits

Chapter 11 
Drive Train

Chapter 12 
Gas Engines

Chapter 13 
Fuel Systems

Chapter 14 
Exhaust Systems

Chapter 15 
Electrical Systems

Chapter 16 
Plumbing Systems

Chapter 17 
Sea Trials

Chapter 18 
Appraisal

Chapter 19 
Reporting
480 pages

 


Chapter 1 
The Marine Investigator
Chapter 2

The Nature of Investigations
Chapter 3  
The Nature of Evidence
Chapter 4 
Marine Insurance and Issues of Law
Chapter 5  
Bilge Pumps & Batteries
Chapter 6  
Finding the Leak
Chapter 7  
Sinking Due To Rain
Chapter 8  
Fire Investigations
Chapter 9  
Machinery Failure Analysis
Chapter 10
Fraud Investigations
Chapter 11
Interrogation Techniques
Chapter 12
Reports
Chapter 13
Deposition & Court Testimony

544 pages


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David Pascoe - Biography

David Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor in his family who began his surveying career at age 16 as an apprentice in 1965 as the era of wooden boats was drawing to a close.

Certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he has conducted over 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to having conducted hundreds of boating accident investigations, including fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure analysis.

Over forty years of knowledge and experience are brought to bear in following books. David Pascoe is the author of:

In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from over 70 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.

In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.

Biography - Long version
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