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Marine Surveying Services

  • Haul Out of Boat for InspectionOur inspections are through, accurate and unbiased.
  • We can survey Suzuki, Yamaha, Mercury and Johnson/Evinrude outboard engines.
  • We service Miami Dade County and Broward County, Fl.
  • The survey requester is responsible for the haul-out expense unless alternate arrangements are made. Please ensure all necessary arrangements are made in advance. Note: At the time of haul -out, the vessel bottom must be clean and free of any growth. If the survey includes a mechanical inspection of the outboards additional time is needed at haul-out.

Our reports are supported with pictures, documents, recommendations noted and the level of urgency indicated. The report references the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for vessel systems. All required lender and insurer survey elements (condition and value) are included.

We offer the Pre-Purchase Survey, the Appraisal Survey and the Outboard Engine Survey.

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection and is strongly advised when purchasing a used vessel. Condition and the overall operation of the vessel is examined. This includes such items as a structural integrity, out of water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics and overall maintenance. This survey is concluded with an overall condition rating and a fair market value of the vessel.

Pricing: $20.00 per foot for vessels between 18 and 38 feet. Boats with accommodation and older in age need to be quoted. Please call to discuss.

Note: All systems are powered-up, the different available power sources are tested and an electrical meter is used to detect any voltage drops in the wiring when needed. The hull is inspected by tapping with a small hammer (percussion test) to check for delamination. A moisture meter is available (the hull needs to be dry), if needed. Pictures are taken throughout the survey of all defects. The engine inspection is independent.

Outboard Engine Survey

The engine survey will determine what repairs and maintenance may be required to get the engines ready for sale requiring no addition work. This inspection is very important in determining the overall condition and value of the vessel.

Pricing: Time needed may differ per manufacturer, year and model of engine. Please contact us for a quote.

Note: Cylinder Compression test and/or Engine Software Diagnostic test are performed. Reports provided.

Appraisal Survey

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.

Boat and Outboard Engine Surveyed

View some of our most recent sample survey reports below:

Engine survey reports also include photos of the subject outboard engine, like the ones below:

Range of Service Area

We service the Miami Dade County and Broward County, FL area.

Preparing for a Pre-Purchase Survey

The surveying of a vessel requires that the surveyor be available to observe, inspect and check many items in a short amount of time. It is most helpful if the following guidelines are observed:

  1. Engine keys must be on board
  2. The owner or representative must have the vessel's paperwork on board, and be available to operate the vessel during the sea trial
  3. The survey requester is responsible for haul-out expense unless alternate arrangements are made. Please ensure all necesary arrangements are made in advance. Note: At the time of haul-out, vessel bottom must be clean and free of any marine growth. If the survey includes a mechanical inspection of the outboard engines additional time is needed at haul out.
  4. The surveyor’s fee will need to be paid 50% before date of survey and balance is due upon completion of report
  5. A good practice method of checking for tank leakage is to have all fuel and water tanks full at the time of the survey
  6. Any shore power electrical cord should be connected and powered up at the birth
  7. All extraneous equipment and gear should be removed and sorted ashore to provide for proper access to all areas of the vessel
  8. The number of passengers should be kept to a minimum. With the need to remove hatches, gear and whatnot, and move around quickly to inspect everything, the surveyor will need all available space onboard to move about efficiently
  9. Time: A complete survey and water test of a 35 foot express will be 2/3 of a day affair - engine inspections will add even more time
  10. The official report follows within five business days. And open communication is established throughout the survey with the survey requester.

 

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