According to The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc. (SAMS) marine surveys are performed for a number of reasons, and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs:
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel.
Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems,
the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems,
cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trail.
This inspection is performed so that
the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested
in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the
vessel's fair market value.
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.
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.
(See Damage Survey
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Captain Stanley G. Konz, A.M.S.
Maritime Vessel Surveying, Inc.
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