A Prepuchase marine survey is used when purchasing a boat. It is an in-depth survey of the vessel. It includes a comprehensive examination of the vessel and its systems, safety requirements, an out-of-water hull inspection, and a trial run. The report will include a market value and replacement value of the vessel.
Insurance surveys are used to provide the insurance company with the condition and value of the vessel. Unlike a pre-purchase marine survey, this insurance surveys answer the main questions of will it sink, will it catch on fire, and will anybody get hurt. It can include an in-water and out-of-water survey (if the insurance company requires it). It is important to know what the insurance company requires so that you order the right survey.
A presale marine survey is used to provide the seller with an indication of the condition and value of their vessel before selling it. It will point out any deficiencies that should be addressed before listing a boat for sale so there are no surprises during closing. If desired, the survey can be shared with potential buyers and can facilitate out-of-town sales. However, it is always recommended that buyers conduct their own pre-purchase survey.
Northeast Florida Surveyors offers boat purchase consultation services when a complete marine survey is not required. We can visually verify vessels viewed online are as advertised, accompany potential buyers for a cursory pre-survey inspection, and evaluate the needs of a new buy to determine what vessel will meet their needs.
This report is conducted before shipping a vessel by land or sea to provide a snapshot of the vessel's exterior. Our surveyor has a TWIC card.
Northeast Florida Surveyors offers marine consultation services on an hourly basis for various needs. This is often a cost-efficient option if you do not require a written marine survey.
Serving the greater Jacksonville area including St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Ortega, Fernandina Beach, and St. Mary's. Travel fees may apply.