Surveying boats from Southern California to the Rocky Mountains
This is the most thorough and comprehensive survey we perform. During this inspection it is our goal to find any and all deficiencies with the vessel. We inspect all onboard systems and will verify that the vessel is in compliance with all federal requirements established by ABYC and NFPA. We highly recommend that the vessel is taken out for a "sea trial" as well as hauled from the water for a bottom inspection. Most importantly, we take the opportunity during this in depth inspection help educate the buyer about their new vessel.
Let us help you get out on the water, safely!
Preparing for the Pre-Purchase Survey:
The surveying of a vessel requires that the surveyor be able to observe and check a lot of things in a short amount of time. It is most helpful if the following guidelines, are observed:
The owner or the owner’s representative should have the vessel's papers on board, and be available for the entire time of the survey to operate the vessel during the water test, and demonstrate all machinery aboard the vessel.
The survey requester will be responsible for the entire haul out expense, unless prior arrangements are made. This expense will need to be paid to the haul out facility before the vessel is put back in the water. Cash or credit cards are usually accepted; it is best to verify this beforehand.
Each fuel tank should have adequate fuel for the seatrial.
Shore power and power cord should be available to test AC electrical components.
Fresh water tank should have an adequate supply of water for testing of all fresh water system components.
All extra equipment and gear should be removed and stored ashore so as to gain access to storage lockers.
Verify that all required safety equipment is on board and up to date.
The Surveyor’s fee will need to be paid at or before the end of the inspection. Cash, Check, or credit cards are accepted.
Proper preparation by all parties makes the survey experience enjoyable.
Copyright © 2020 USABOATSURVEY.COM - All Rights Reserved..