Please allow me to assist you with any type of survey need. My lifelong experiences on the water as an avid cruiser, racer, and fisherman, combined with and with 35-years of marine industry experience, can offer a unique and strong background allowing me to promise to provide superior and professional marine survey service.
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1Why should I get a survey?
Performing a survey prior to purchasing a vessel often reveals concealed or unforeseen significant structural or mechanical issues, which can result in costly repairs. At the very minimum most harbors are requiring insurance to gain occupancy, and the insurance companies will require a C&V survey to bind coverage. So it almost always makes sense to begin with a survey.
2How much does the survey cost? Fees vary depending on type of survey and the vessel’s size.
Detailed pricing information is found in the surveys page of this website.
3How long does the inspection take?
The size of the boat is the most determining factor on the survey duration. Larger boats have more complex systems and increased composite structures to assess, which takes longer to inspect and evaluate.
4Will the survey be accepted by my insurance company for underwriting?
Yes, I am certified by the National Association of Marine Surveys, Global, with a Yachts & Small Craft Certification: Search by my last name here.
5How far in advance do I need to schedule the survey?
Typically, 1 to 2-weeks advance notice is adequate, but more advanced notice provides added flexibility in selecting a date that works best for the client. I will make every attempt to accommodate clients' schedules, and I often can come out on short notice. As a note, most of the major boat yards only schedule noon hangs on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
6Can the client be present during the inspection?
Some surveyors are very adamant about not being interrupted or distracted during the inspection. Conversely, I encourage my clients to attend as much of the inspection as they ably desire. This gives the client an opportunity to learn how the vessel systems are designed, and best practices for their operation, and view first hand any significant issues discovered during the inspection.