These marine surveys are the most comprehensive type of marine inspection and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Furthermore, the condition and overall operation of the vessel should be carefully looked over.
First of all, this marine inspection is done so that an insurance company can decide whether or not a vessel is an acceptable risk. Therefore, we gauge the overall structural integrity and the safety of the vessel for its intended use.
We perform appraisals in order to justify or determine the fair market value of a vessel. Whether this is needed for purposes of financing, estate settlements, donation, or it is for legal cases such as divorce, TB Marine has you covered.
TB Marine Services’ mission is to provide owners, agents and brokers with the best value and highest quality professional yacht delivery service you can find.
Under direction of USCG Licensed Master Tim J. Brown, our team of mariners specializes in the delivery of motor and sailing vessels to all points on the Atlantic Ocean.
Above all, we take pride in getting each vessel safely and promptly to its next destination. We have never failed to complete a trip and will do all that is possible to keep our impeccable reputation.
Often, a surveyor charging less than his competitors is most likely inexperienced or not fully vested in the profession. Of course, anyone can print a business card and build a website saying they are a surveyor. On the contrary, career surveyors are very qualified, members of SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) and/or NAMS (National Association of Marine Surveyors) and are current with these organizations’ stringent educational and ethical requirements. As a result, an experienced surveyor will charge a fair price and provide a full survey of the vessel’s condition. Additionally, you are provided valuable feedback on repair options and resources.
To sum up, we can answer that by telling you the advantages that a survey provides:
First, we inspect every accessible area of the vessel from bow to stern. We will inspect the hull and deck structure, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. However, we do not engage in destructive testing. Therefore, we do not disassemble systems or compartments to gain access to every part of the vessel. Actually, compartments, joinery, or fixed parts are not considered “accessible” within the normal scope of an inspection. That being said, if circumstances arise in which some disassembly is required to determine the condition of a particular system, the surveyor may recommend, as part of the report, further inspection by a qualified marine technician.
Also, the report includes the surveyor’s opinion of the vessel’s fair market value, which will help you set a sale price or negotiate a purchase price.