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 New Vessel Structural  Safety
and Quality Assurance
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Written by Captain Stanley G. Konz, A.M.S.
 
Download DOC:  New Vessel Article
Is The Builder Complying
With Approved Standards?
You are spending a lot of money on your new vessel.  Unfortunately, not all boat builders fully comply with
established safety and building codes to ensure a safe and reliable vessel.
 
Even well known and supposedly
reputable builders have been known to cut corners where quality is concerned.
 
Are There Hidden Design Flaws?
This is not to mention inherent design flaws that, in some cases, have been passed on to owners who are left with little recourse for remedy and later sustain substantial losses on their investment at resale time.
 
This has even occurred in vessels and yachts built to the most ridged standards of the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyds classification societies
 
How A Professional Survey
Can Protect Your Investment
Getting a Custom or New Build Survey can determine the care, craftsmanship, and quality of materials put into a
vessel or yacht and ensure that it is suitable for your intended use and that you're getting what you're paying
for!  
 
If you are considering a having new vessel commissioned or are purchasing a new production vessel and want
to ensure that the construction is in accordance with the designer's specifications and all systems are in
compliance with the latest safety standards, Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. can help.  
 
What A Surveyor Will Look For
Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. will review the manu-facturer's plans and specifications  for safety systems such as wiring,plumbing, fire fighting, life-saving, cooking and heating systems to insure compliance during the manufacturing process.
 
 
What A Surveyor Will Look For continued
 
We will conduct on-site visits where the vessel is being built at critical stages of construction to ensure all specifications are met.
 
If this is a production vessel we will conduct a thorough survey to determine compliance with current ABYC, NFPA and Coast Guard standards.  This is an important quality
control procedure you need.
 
Timely Communications
At all points during inspection of the vessel's construction,  Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. will be communicating with you, the buyer.  We will keep you well informed of the progress and of any critical changes that need to be incorporated into the vessel's design through written reports via email, fax or regular mail.
 
Commercial Vessels
If you are planning to use the vessel for charter, Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc. can ensure that it meets all of the
regulatory safety standards for commercial operations.
 
Having a professional surveyor represent your interests will help insure that you get what you are paying for.
 
 
Please contact our office if we may be of service to you:
 
Captain Stanley G. Konz, A.M.S.
Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc.
1-800-576-9116
 
If you require immediate support on your vessel, please fill out the Auto-Responder located on the  Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
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