Charles W. Ulrick, SAMS® AMS®  | Kyle W. Ulrick, SAMS® AMS®

December 2023

5 Stars for Charles!

Charles prepared a very complete and thorough survey for the purchase of our boat. We purchased the boat out of state and relied on the survey and visual tour of the boat (46 foot Sea Ray).  We were very comfortable with all the information that was collected for this survey.  Charles was very nice to work with and was able to accommodate our requests.

If the need would ever arise, we would definitely use Charles again and would highly recommend him to others. It was a pleasure working with him.

Thanks and regards,

September 2022

Buyers say a survey that exposes catastrophic expenses, defects or lemons is the best money they’ve ever spent.. I feel the same way even though my surveyor delivered a care-free report. Charles Ulrick made the experience totally enjoyable and easy even for a novice like me. He was always available, prompt, reliable, confident, and delivered customer support that is truly rare these days. The survey he prepared was thorough and easy to understand. I highly recommend him.

David Slyby

April 2022

I wanted to let you know how happy we are to have had you as our surveyor. It was an awful time for one due to the season changes. You were very thorough in checking all of the boat’s systems. We had no idea how much needed to be repaired (major and minor). You also gave suggestions on what we should take care of later. Thank you for doing an outstanding job. We highly recommend you to everyone buying a boat.

Mike & Nancy O’Berry & Tyra Rathje

November 6, 2020,

Charlie, thank you for turning this around so quickly. Your amazing! This is such a thorough and comprehensive report that will serve me well!
Really appreciate all of your time and Insight

Troy Knapp

October 20, 2020,

I wish I could say more about how professional Kyle is but I think what I appreciated the most was how he listened to my silly questions and then explained things in such a way that even I understood.

Kyle, you were very professional and you do not know how much at ease you put Debbie and myself about this purchase… I am looking forward to seeing you around the marina. Please stop by when we are there… we are looking forward to a great sailing season next year

This was my first sailboat purchase that I needed a survey for. After reviewing other surveyors and reviewing comments from others (brokers, marinas and boaters) I decided to sign up with Ulrick Marine to do the survey… I am glad I did… I found Kyle Ulrick to not only be very professional (which someone would be looking for in a surveyor) but to my surprise Kyle took the time to explain in detail (again my knowledge is very limited) of what issues he found on the boat. He explained and showed me everything in a way that I could understand, to which I say thank you. I found his report very detailed as well and was delivered to me in a timely manner.

If you are looking for a surveyor who is very professional and one who takes the time to work with you and explain things in detail. I have no trouble in recommending Ulrick Marine Surveying…. I will use them again.

thank you Ulrick Marine Surveying !

Bud Larimer

December 27 2019,

Merry Christmas Mr. Ulrick,

I just want to thank you again for your thorough and professional survey. We ended up repairing the deck where it was soft and more importantly, they are changing fuel injectors on the starboard motor. Due to your honesty, I have a great feeling about the boat and its functionality.

Have a Happy New Year and thank you again !!

Bill Allen

Octber 29, 2019,


Thank you for the excellent and very detailed survey. It has given us good insight into what is going on with this boat. This is going to be a big step up for us and we didn’t know what we didn’t know, but you helped us get a handle on things. You gave us a lot of good pointers during the sea trial as well, which my wife appreciated very much, and I know it put her at ease with such a big decision. It was great to have the quick turnaround with the report. But what helped me the most was the follow up call and helping me sort through some options and get some sage advise.

Thanks again!

Nick and Marcy Ruggiero

October 2018,

Thank you so much for your services provided today. It was great to meet you. I will gladly recommend you in the future, and if you would like a review done or to use me as a reference, please feel free to do so. I did BCC you on the repairs based upon your survey. Just for your information. You are a true professional. Thank you again,

Edward and Shelly David

May 2018,


Thank you for the job well done and comprehensive report. I am pleased that there were no “surprises” and am excited about my new boat.



Robert Magown

February 2018,

I’m very pleased with the survey. I would like to thank you for completing a short notice survey and I’m very impressed with your professionalism. Maybe we’ll do business again some day. Thanks Mike Limberg

September 2017,

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Ulrick Marine. He arrived early morning before we did and started the survey, and went the extra mile to come back and complete it as the weather turned too bad for a same day sea trial.

I have been around a few sailboats and yet Charles found things that I never thought to look for. Along with integrity and honest answers and advice that he discussed in private with me, he also supplied me with a 45 page detailed printable report with photos. Charles did an excellent survey for me that was money well spent. The information will do me well for years to come.

Thanks Ulrick Marine.

Randall Key

August 2017,


Thanks again for the very thorough survey, and all of your help beyond the survey. If you ever have the need to give my name as a reference, please do.

Enjoy your vacation on the bay.

Kevin Thawley

January, 2017,


Joanie and I wanted to thank you for the great job you did with the survey of our new sailboat. Just from the initial contact with you in scheduling the survey on short notice and rescheduling when weather made it impossible you have been a pleasure to work with. Being a midwinter purchase made it a tough day to conduct the survey but you moved seamlessly in getting the job done quickly and professionally. We did the survey on January 4th and the weather was not fun but we knew you had some pull upstairs when the sun came out as we departed from the dock for a sea trial.

Your survey report was organized and every point was substantiated by the multitude of pictures you provided to make it very easy to understand. And we got the report the next day so there was no delay in following through with the transaction.

Charles – you are the man and you know your boats. I asked endless questions throughout the day and you knew all the answers through your extensive experience. But most of all I believe that you really enjoy your work and look forward to getting up every day to be around boats.

We met initially in the late eighty’s and we were about 5 slips away from you and your lovely family. We got out of boating for many years and as our kids became adults decided to get in again when we came across your name completely by accident as a surveyor. Enjoyed seeing you again and couldn’t be more impressed by the job you did for us. Can’t imagine having a better guy on my boat.

Alan and Joanie Sable

October, 2016,

Charles Ulrick did an EXCEPTIONALLY thorough Survey for a 43′ sailboat we just purchased! He was excellent at checking out the systems, answering any questions on both on survey and sea trial, and completed the work and survey in a timely manner. Personable yet professional, we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Charles for any survey work you need!

Trish Jordan and Wayne McCrary
Trish Jordan
CRS, GRI, President’s Circle 2015
Master’s Circle 2014
Edina Realty

August, 2016,

Hello Charles,

First of all both myself and John would like to thank you for the survey you did on the Carver.

We were both very impressed with your attention to detail and how meticulously thorough you were during your inspection. We have owned and sold several vessels thus far over the years and neither of us had ever had a survey done before and after the experience we had with you and your company we both felt it was well worth every dollar spent. We noticed how professionally you conducted yourself with us as well as the previous owner. As a matter of fact the previous owner mentioned how impressed he was as well with the inspection. Myself and John frequently talk about how there is such a lack of integrity in some people’s work when dealing with others companies that we have needed to rely on for repairs over the years of owning boats. The integrity in your company as well as your work was quite obvious immediately upon meeting you or the first part of the survey. We will definitely be referring your services in future to others we meet in need of such services as well as the value of a survey in general.

Thank you again…..Steve Giovannelli.

April, 2016,

Charles Ulrick recently conducted a survey for a potential purchase of mine. He methodically inspected the vessel on land and during the sea trial. Charles was very thorough and well organized. He responded and provided valuable knowledge on the various aspects of the survey and his process. He took the time to address whatever questions I had. Charles was very timely with his written report which was well organized, easy to follow and included various photos highlighting his observations. I would definitely use and recommend Charles Ulrick to others in the future.

Bob Vogt

November, 2015,

Charles Ulrick is the “go to” surveyor. He’s prompt and thorough. An experienced and well respected professional. I will use his services again and recommend him to others.

Salvatore F. Ambrosio | Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Radnor, Pennsylvania

October 6, 2015,

We used Charles Ulrick to survey our 2005 Regal 4260 yacht. Getting the survey scheduled was very easy and Charles was very accommodating with our schedule. We showed up a bit early but Charles was already 30 minutes ahead of us. He was extremely thorough and attentive. As questions would arise, he would explain everything in a manner that made sense and was easy to understand. His report was extremely detailed and easy to read, which made it easier to discuss the issues with the seller. Charles even went so far as to review the extensive maintenance history on the yacht.

This is the second boat we’ve purchased and we had significant concerns based on our first experience with a “less than thorough” surveyor. Fortunately, Charles’ professionalism, attention to detail and after survey support was wonderful and was significant in our decision to purchase. Without hesitation, we would recommend Ulrick Marine.

Robin and Bernadette Davis