Customer Testimonials

  • Captain Brig was an excellent surveyor, he arrived at the job ahead of schedule, and did a comprehensive examination of the entire boat. He took his time and reviewed his results with me at conclusion. He was worth every penny. Thanks again Captain Brig.

    Chris Battifarano
    Captain Brigs is a buyer's goto surveyor. He easily spent 3 times longer than most surveyors would have on the boat I was thinking about purchasing and found every single defect (owner dropped price by over 15k on the spot). Also, I really appreciated that he took the time to understand what I was looking for in a boat and what kind of condition I expected it to be in. Capt. Brigs takes the time to know his customers and takes his job extremely serious. I would HIGHLY recommend him for any marine survey. Now, if you're a seller and he gets on your boat....good luck!
  • If you are a buyer, then I strongly recommend Captain Brig. If you are a seller, you won't like him. He is a VERY detail oriented professional. One who will take days to do a professional survey, not 3-4 hours and "cut and paste" from old files. You get what you pay for and I as a Captain, having owned 6-7 boats, would not hesitate to use him. Captain Howard Anderson

  • Capt. Brig assisted with a survey on a Sea Ray we purchased in 2013. He performed the most detailed and thorough survey possible. We were able to make the most informed decision possible and purchased the boat. We are starting our 4th season with "0" unexpected malfunctions. The best part has been his assistance after the survey. I have contacted him numerous times since to ask questions and to ask for advice. He has always willingly assisted me with any question that I have had since our initial meeting. There cannot be another Marine Surveyor in the industry that can match his level of detail nor his level of service. He is truly a great asset to have access to.
    Bennett White
  • Working with Your Captain Concierge has been a complete pleasure. We suffered a power surge on our dock, and lost our battery charger, 3 batteries, refrigerator and microwave. Quotes of thousands of dollars were swirling about, then Captain Brig came aboard. In a matter of minutes, he had determined what was wrong, triaged the situation so we could salvage the weekend, and by the next weekend, had ordered and installed the necessary components at a fraction of the cost. What began as a nightmare with dollar signs flashing, ended in a relaxing weekend enjoying our boat with the knowledge that all was being taken care of. Thanks Captain Brig!

    The Gusek Family
  • I want to thank Captain Brig & his team for not once but twice keeping me from making terrible mistakes.

    The first time was on a 1992 Regal Valanti 240. The purchase price was $8000 and Brig got into every nook and cranny he could find to root out any problems or potential problems. Certainly on a boat that old you will find some issues although none were deal breakers. Brigs certified mercruiser mechanic found that the engine was cracked due to an incorrectly done winterization. That alone was well worth the investment that I had made with Brig & his team.

    The second boat was a 1988 Sea Ray Sorrento 25. On this boat again Brig came in and crawled around into every cabinet and locker again looking for problems. When he got to the engine compartment he checked the engine support stringers had rotted. We took the boat out of the water to check the hull and Brig found that the hull was basically full of water. Blistering was rampant on this hull making the boat unsalvageable for my purposes (or anybody elses for that matter). Once again I was kept from making a really bad and costly choice.

    I will certainly call Brig and his team when I find the next boat.

    Bruce J. Scheck
  • Brig has been instrumental in the maintenance of our boat since we purchased in April of 2013. From replacing our lost anchor to helpful tips along the way, I have always been able to count on him. Just this past week he assisted us in starting the boat when we were stranded at the dock with a boat full of guests and refused to take payment. He also answered his phone while on a dinner date with his lovely wife to guide me through the process of resetting a tripped breaker. He embodies the es sprit de corp of boating and I am happy to call him a friend and a constant professional.

    Rocky Pethtal
  • Just a quick note to thank you for the recent repairs you made to the toilets on my 39 MY. Your prompt response to the non-functioning toilet was very much appreciated and allowed our family to enjoy the weekend without missing a beat and your bill was more than fair. 

    You will be our first call on all things marine. Thank you again.

    Scott Truax
  • As always you have come through big for my boats and I. The outboard runs like a 4-stroke now which is especially impressive because before you refurbished it, it hadn't ran in years! Also, I can't thank you enough for taking time to look at my generator on Labor Day, and following up the next week to dive into it more thoroughly. Knowing you've had a chance to give it a good once over gives me piece of mind and that's invaluable, especially for something as crucial as a generator. Your reputation precedes you around the marina. After having you assess some of the issues I've had and correct them I'll be sure to call you first when issues arise. Thanks again and I hope the next time you are on my boat you bring a drink, not a flashlight and tools. Take care and have a great week

    Rob Ortega
  • My wife and I had decided to get back into boating after a 4 year hiatus. We were committed to finding a used boat that would accommodate our "retired" lifestyle. We employed Brig Burgess to Survey a 1998 Searay Aft Cabin we found via a connection we had on lake Lanier. Brig spent the better part of a day reviewing all systems and  detailing a list of items , both safety as well as mechanical that needed attention.   We just wanted to make sure we were getting what we thought was a nice boat. He checked it out thoroughly and assisted us in making our purchase decision.    We have addressed all major concerns and are pleased with our purchase knowing that someone with the knowledge of boat systems has thoroughly reviewed this boat. We found Brig to be thorough, knowledgeable and professional. 

    Chuck & Susan Magill