How To Choose a Marine
on Sight Survey
Type of Survey Do You Need ?
Should You Prepare for a Marine Survey ?
qualifications, and why I should be YOUR Surveyor.
Useful Marine Survey Related
“Tod” Felhaber, Jr.,
AMS # 997
What Type of Survey Do You Need?
Surveys are performed for a number of reasons,
and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs:
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 should be examined. This covers 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.
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.
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend
repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.
PUTTING MY CUSTOMERS FIRST, ALWAYS.