Comprehensive condition and valuation
surveys for pre-purchase, insurance and financial appraisals on fiberglass, aluminum,
steel, pleasure and commercial vessels up to 1600 tons. Surveys are conducted for
compliance with United States Coast Guard (USCG), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC),
and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Serving Southeast Florida, with
arrangements for travel to any location.
- 25 years in the Marine Industry
- 1600 ton USCG Masters License, Any Ocean
- SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor #266 since
- Graduate: Chapman School of Seamanship -
Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Program
- SAMS Society of
Accredited Marine Surveyors
- ABYC American Boat and
- Technical EXCHANGE for marine
- Well conducted surveys can provide good
information on the vessel condition, but are not guarantees. The survey reports the
condition in accessible areas only, as it existed at the time of inspection.
- Most insurance companies and banks will
require a complete survey and detailed report to determine the condition and value of the
- Knowing condition and fair market value
before you purchase is also important. When purchasing a vessel the purchaser is requested
to accompany the surveyor to obtain comprehensive insight and knowledge of the vessel.
- The most important reason to
survey your vessel is for the safety of the passengers and crew.
- The final product is the survey report. It
should reflect the surveyor's activities aboard the vessel and the description and
condition of those items which were examined. It should contain a list of deficiencies
found and recommendations concerning those problems.
- Survey reports include five comprehensive
sections; Introduction, General Information, Systems, Findings and Recommendations, and
Summary and Valuation in a professional, organized format prepared with Force 5 Marine
Survey Report Software.