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Types of Marine Surveys Performed
Pre-Purchase Condition and Valuation Survey
Know before you buy. This information will provide you with peace of mind that your money is well spent, or give you leverage to negotiate a better price. For sellers, if your boat is a cream puff, our unbiased report will back you up. 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 are examined. This covers USCG regulations, ABYC standards compliance, structural integrity, electrical systems, 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 and a sea trial. We search the United States Coast Guard recalls database to be sure there are no outstanding recalls in place for the model and year of vessel. A formal written report is provided.
Pre- shipment Surveys: We will inspect cargo prior to loading, during loading and on completion of loading to ensure that the condition of the cargo is to the satisfaction of the shipper and / or receiver. This ensures that the cargo is being handled and stowed in a safe and satisfactory manner.
Out - Turn Surveys: On arrival at the discharge port we inspect cargoes in stow, prior to the commencement of the discharge, recording any damages to your cargo which may have occurred during the sea passage to the discharge port. We will inspect for the presence of chlorides and for any apparent shifting of cargo in stow. During the discharge and on completion of the discharge we inspect consignments for damage and determine whether the damage found occurred during loading, in stow during the voyage or during discharge operations as a result of mishandling by the stevedore.
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. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.
This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases. The primary sources of information are gathered from the BUCValu Pro and Soldboats.com as well as other sources as required.
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause. We have great relations with local repair shops and can help insure the job is done right at a fair price.
Sample Marine Surveys: