CONDITION AND VALUATION FOR PRE-PURCHASE:
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 trial.
CONDITION AND VALUATION FOR INSURANCE:
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.
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing for Metal Boats:
We use a Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge which will read through coatings. We lay out a grid for our testing and also read in all areas where problems arise in metal boats.
Hull Potential Readings
In association with independent riggers