We provide a comprehensive marine surveying service. The
benefits of a Marine Survey to an owner or prospective owner are varied, and will,
in almost all cases include:
- Confirmation that the vessel is suitable for her designed use,
of defects that would impair the safety of the vessel or crew.
market valuation for insurance and finance purposes
an independent report, prepared with technical, professional knowledge and qualification
to be used as an instrument of discussion and negotiation.
is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly recommended when
purchasing a new or second hand vessel.
and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This includes such items
as construction, structural integrity, out of water inspection, readings for moisture
content, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery,
navigation, infantry, cosmetic appearance, electronics and overall maintenance.
This inspection is performed so that an Insurance company can
determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. The insurance company
is interested in structural integrity and safety for the vessels intended use.
insurance companies will require a survey every 10 years or when changing ownership
or policy providers.
report will identify the Open Market Valuation of the vessel.
inspection is carried out to provide sufficient information to justify or determine
the Open Market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate
settlements, donations and legal cases.
This is performed to access the extent of damage, recommend
repairs, estimate repair costs and if required to identify the cause of the damage.
thorough survey will not be rushed and will depend upon the type of survey required,
the size of the vessel, the equipment and systems on board. There may be additional
services required such as engine surveys, oil analysis, galvanisic and stray current
corrosion testing, moisture testing, ultrasonic testing, as well as other non-destructive
may be additional charges for these and other services.
for the survey:
and additional expenses can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and
making her fully accessible with all equipment, loose gear and 'ships papers'
applicable, you will need to make arrangements to haul the vessel out of the water
and have the under water area washed off ready for inspection.
surveyor may request minor dismantling of interior linings, flooring etc. in order
to gain access to suspected areas.
inspection of fasteners on wooden vessels below the water line may be examined
for condition; qualified personnel should carry out any dismantling and re-installation
of these parts. These extra works will be the responsibility of the person requesting
Written authorisation from the owner may be required to board
and/or remove any part of the vessel.
Marine Surveyor works only for the person who commissioned the survey. The surveyor
is there to protect your interest.