A Damage Survey is usually commissioned by a specific insurance company as
part of a claim investigation.
It's function is to establish the extent of the damage and to give an estimate
of the cost of repairs. In such circumstances, the Surveyor acts as the Underwriters
eyes and ears. The Surveyor works in liaison with the insured, the repair
facility and all the relevant participants. Back....
Appraisals are conducted for several reasons, but primarily they
are made to establish a vessel's fair market value and to report that value
to a lending institution. An accurate appraisal is arrived at after a detailed
inspection of the vessel's systems and overall seaworthiness. An appraisal is
also sought in establishing the value of older boats, motors and other marine
property designated for tax filing purposes. Back....
An Insurance Survey is in itself a detailed inspection, but it's
primary focus is on any condition which could lead to the sinking of the vessel,
causing a fire or endangering the crew. This assessment is performed to enable
the Insurance Underwriter to evaluate the vessel's insurability and risk assessment. Back....
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly advised when
purchasing a new or used vessel. It is a complete inspection of the vessel to
ascertain it's condition as to overall operational capability.
This report includes :
Operation of all equipment and systems while the vessel is in the water
(electrical systems, navigation systems, propulsion systems, fuel systems,
all machinery and electronics).
An out of water inspection of the running gear and a sounding of the hull.
Complete inspection of the whole interior structure where accessible.
Estimated local market value based on condition and general maintenance.
Findings and recommendations.
This report is issued in compliance with boating standards set by the
National Fire Prevention Association (N.F.P.A.), the American Boat and
Yacht Council (A.B.Y.C.), the Canadian Shipping Act Regulations, Small
Vessel Construction Standards as well as U.S. Coast Guard and I.M.O. Regulations
if they apply. Back....
Detailed Specialty Inspection
A "Detailed Inspection" is a customized service which usually includes
subcontractor(s) and can provide details on the condition and function of
the engine(s), transmission(s), generator(s), tanks, shaft(s), propeller(s),
electronics or any other specifically designated component or system. Every
system or only specifically designated systems can be examined by qualified
technicians. This service should be considered by buyers of high end or sophisticated
vessels and is well worth the additional expense. Back....
Our company offers a preliminary inspection along with professional
photography or video of boats of interest at a reasonable rate. It entails
a brief inspection of the vessel with the purpose of providing you with an
overall assessment of the condition of the vessel in general terms. The purpose
is to determine if the vessel is worthy of an offer. Back....
New Yacht or Ship Inspections
Our company provides a consultation service that oversees inspections of new vessel
construction (progress reports), from start to sea trial and delivery. The objectives
of a new yacht or ship inspection is as follows:
Check through construction stages to make sure vessel is to contract specifications.
To discover warranty problems and get them corrected prior to taking delivery.
Final quality control check to locate flaws and other defects, including safety and
durability issues prior to taking delivery.
To locate substandard conditions in structure, mechanical, system design and
We provide design and engineering expertise to advise you on the caliber of the vessel
The basic procedure is the same as a pre-purchase survey and includes a sea
A "Sea Trial" is a critical and important part of evaluating a vessel,
it's performance and it's systems. A knowledgeable boater should discuss the
specific parameters that a professional evaluates prior to the sea trial.
A novice boater should retain a professional to attend the sea trial to gain
the beneficial experience. General vessel and engine performance, handling
characteristics and in-service system operations can be assessed and reported
on. Many aspects of performance can only be determined during operation and
experience allows comparative analysis. Back....
Consultation involves the rendering of formal professional recommendations.
It is a very suitable arrangement when a specific survey is not applicable
or appropriate. On occasions when investigations, studies or simply representing
an owner is required, a Consulting Contract can offer the flexibility to
get the job done.
We are interested in:
Supervision of routine and unscheduled dry dockings of ships.
Investigating the causes of engines and machinery damage.
Owner's representative for the refit of vessels.
Owner's representative during the purchase of vessels.
Owner's representative of new construction. Back....
Marine Fraud and Accident Investigation
Experience and the expertise of managing, mitigating and verifying
losses arising from ocean marine claims. We specialize in handling claims in
a manner that is tailored to our individual clients and their special needs.
Our aim is to radically reduce your losses anywhere in the world using our
knowledge and experience in the marine and insurance fields which will reduce
your losses to the barest minimum. Back....
Draft surveys determine the weight of the cargo aboard the vessel.
In today's market and with today's freight rates this is now more important
than ever for all concerned parties. A proper draft survey can save substantial
costs for the interested party; not to mention costly delays which inevitably
result from quantity disputes. We offer qualified personnel to aid in determining
the exact weight of the cargo and avoid the resultant delays and disputes.
Investigation of internal and external D.C. influences on dissimilar
metals within a vessel. Back....