Cost of Survey: Please
contact me by email, phone or fill in the Marine Survey
Quote form for pricing.
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Marine Surveys help to protect
your investment by identifying existing and potential safety
and maintenance problems. An independent surveyor will not
only point out trouble spots but will also suggest solutions. Insurers
often require marine surveys to prove the value and condition
Pre-Purchase Marine Survey:
Of all the people involved in the purchase process, your marine surveyor is
the person working for you, providing objective information about your boat.
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when
purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel
is examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, external
components of the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation
equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics,
and overall maintenance as well as an out of water inspection.
The estimated fair market value is also
part of the survey.
Insurance Marine Surveys: This
inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine
whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested
in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most
insurance companies require a survey on older boats.
It is important to find out from your insurance company if an in-water inspection
will be satisfactory or if an out-of-water inspection will be required.
also want to know the vessel's estimated fair market value.
What to expect from your Marine Surveyor: Hull, Deck
and Systems Inspection. Final written report in PDF format (electronic
copy) with color photos, list of recommendations and valuation.
What your Marine Surveyor expects: Payment
in full on the day of the survey. All compartments and lockers
cleared. Ship's papers available for inspection. Coordinate and
pre-pay marina fees, haul-out and bottom cleaning.
Choosing a Surveyor: Anyone
can call themselves a marine surveyor. To be certain
the surveyor you hire has the experience, ethics, and professionalism
to properly represent your interests, be certain that he
or she belongs to a professional organization. The Society of
Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) has a rigorous continuing
education process and the highest of standards. If you are buying
a yacht, you are making a major purchase. The surveyor should
have expert-level knowledge about yachts and boats in general.
You should choose a surveyor who is experienced, who will be
thorough, and who takes the time to answer your questions in
a way that makes you feel comfortable. Don't
forget to ask members of your yacht club and read client testimonials.
About my Surveys: I have
performed sight unseen boat and yacht pre purchase marine
surveys for clients from the United Kingdom, United States, British
Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland,
and Quebec to name a few. Between phone conversations, emails
and the content of my survey reports, the reader can visualize
the vessel as it is described. This combination gives you a feeling
like you have viewed the boat yourself.
I got your survey in the mail today. I will be eternally grateful
to you for the succinct, lucid, and detailed account of the
vessel I was to make my home. I was going to save the cost
of a survey, forgo a survey, and I even came with a bank draft
in my hand to buy... oh, it is embarrassing to be this old
and this naive. The cost of your survey saved me savings I had
struggled for and gleaned over eleven years in hopes of making
a life of offshore cruising. The survey revealed that this
particular vessel was insufficient to my needs. You see with
an expert surveyor's eye; more importantly you have integrity which makes you
a great human being and I respect you greatly. I learned
a valuable lesson: it is a vital and integral part of a vessel's purchase to
get a survey. I will hold your survey as my standard for any future surveys
I may require in future if indeed I cannot again call on your fine services.
Thank you more than I can express, John.
Katina from the USA
ABYC (American Boat
and Yacht Council)
Your Marine Surveyor is ABYC certified, not all marine
suveyors are, some are just members.
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