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Selecting The Right Marine Surveyor


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You would require the services of a marine surveyor at some of time during your boating escapades. This article talks about the concept of marine surveying, the role of a marine surveyor and tells you what to look for when choosing your marine surveyor.

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Selecting The Right Marine Surveyor

  1. 1. Selecting the Right Marine Surveyor Presented by: , the #1 Listing & Marketing Portal for Yachts & Boats for Sale.
  2. 2. Marine Surveyor—What’s That? <ul><li>Marine Surveyor is an expert who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines if your boat/yacht is sea-worthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can tell if your yacht/boat can withstand the perils of sea such as rough weather and tidal conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can identify if your boat/yacht need repairs or servicing before it hits the waters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can tell you the urgency of those requirements as well </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. When Do I Opt For A Marine Surveyor? <ul><li>Insuring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When insuring your boat, the insurance company would ask for written assurance from a marine surveyor that your boat/yacht is seaworthy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before approving your boat loan, your financer would ask for a certificate from a marine surveyor confirming the seaworthy condition of your boat/yacht </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Survey for Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A marine surveyor will be able to gauge the condition of the boat and point out safety concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideally, your boat/yacht should be surveyed at least once a year </li></ul>When Do I Opt For A Marine Surveyor?
  5. 5. <ul><li>If buying used boat or yacht </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are planning on buying a previously used boat, it makes sense to get a surveyor to evaluate the condition of the boat or yacht before you invest into it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If selling your boat or yacht </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are considering selling off your old boat, you can use a Marine Surveyor’s services to determine the minimum fetching price for your old boat or yacht </li></ul></ul>When Do I Opt For A Marine Surveyor?
  6. 6. Selecting The Right Surveyor <ul><li>You can select </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An independent Marine Surveyor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Marine Surveyor who works for a company that’s into Marine Surveying business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure your Marine Surveyor is well experienced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience in shipbuilding and construction essential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hiring a Marine Surveyor from a reputed company is recommended </li></ul>
  7. 7. Selecting The Right Surveyor <ul><li>Ask for references </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a confident and ethical Surveyor </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) is a non-profit organization that certifies Marine Surveyors </li></ul><ul><li>NAMS accreditation is not mandatory, but certainly lends credibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Much Does a Marine Survey Cost? <ul><li>Marine Survey costs depend upon the size of your yacht/boat </li></ul><ul><li>Some Surveyors charge a flat fee </li></ul><ul><li>Some Surveyors charge on a per square foot basis </li></ul>
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