BOAT PRE-PURCHASE SURVEY
This is the most comprehensive survey where the condition and the overall operation of the vessel should be examined. Whether purchasing through a private seller or brokerage, you will want to get a survey to protect your purchase with peace of mind knowing of any deficiencies in the vessel the seller will need to repair, or adjust the negotiated price. The survey will also include current market value based on the condition of the vessel. If financing, most institutions will require you to obtain a survey from a SAMS surveyor for you to receive your loan proceeds. When the survey is complete, you will receive a full survey report.
- Check the structural integrity
- Out of water inspection to check bottom of hull, props, shafts and drives
- Electrical system
- Propulsion system
- Fuel system
- On-Board systems
- Cosmetic appearance
- Overall maintenance
- Value of the vessel in it’s current condition
- Computer is plugged into engine(s) to verify actual hours and any known issues (EFI engines only)
- Sea-trial (extra cost)
MARINE VALUATION SURVEY
A marine valuation survey is an assessment of the condition and value of a vessel. This type of survey is usually undertaken when a vessel is bought or sold, or when it is mortgaged. It involves the surveyor examining the vessel and its features and systems, and then providing a report that includes an assessment of its condition and a valuation of its worth.
BOAT INSURANCE SURVEY
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 t know the vessels fair market value.
BOAT DAMAGE SURVEY
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommended repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, the probable cause.
MARINE ENGINE COMPUTER CHECK
Engine Computer Checks (EFI Fuel Injected Engines Only)