Thermal Infrared Marine Survey





Welcome to our Website!

Independent Marine Systems has been inspecting vessels of all types and sizes using Thermal Infrared imaging since 2002.  Prior to this we did a great deal of testing of the technology in the field.  We are Marine Surveyors using Thermograpghy as a non-destructive inspection on marine vessels.


We are the leaders in the marine industry using thermal Infrared technology.  Experience is the guideline when choosing a Marine Thermographer. 


Please see our sister site contains more information regarding general surveying.  This site ( is dedicated solely to Marine Thermal Infrared Imaging.

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We hope this website helps to provide you with all the information and solutions you need regarding Thermal Infrared Imaging of marine vessels.  Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you.


Please check our Photos page to see some recent imaging of Thermal Infrared technology used to inspect vessels.


We offer a comprehensive solution to issues that can arise with composite vessels.  Also, Thermographic Imaging may be used to document that a vessel is in good condition.


We inspect composite vessels and structures that have been constructed from carbon, kevlar or fiberglass using both monolithic and sandwich techniques.


Carbon masts from both racing and cruising vessels are inspected.  We are often asked by the Manufacturer, repair facility or underwriter to inspect these masts that may have undergone trauma, are in need of repair or to validate they are structurally sound.


Our Clients include racing sail and power vessels,  cruising sail and power vessels,  Boat Owners, Insurance Underwriters, Marine Surveyors, Boatyards, Boat Builders, Yacht Brokers, and Pre-purchase considerations. 


The size of the vessels we have inspected range from 50 meters to vessels under 10 meters.   


Please check the PDF articles in the left of this page.  All three well-known writers from three different magazines offer their opinions after working with us.


Please enjoy our website and don't hesitate to call or email to discuss your situation.  I look forward to working with you.





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