Survey Marine provides an unbiased and objective opinion as to the condition and value of a vessel for the buyer, owner, insurer, or financial institution. The surveyor examines the vessel searching for any defects, damage, poorly designed or poorly constructed components, structural defects or damage, cosmetic defects, and excessive wear. The surveyor also examines the vessel’s safety equipment to see that it meets STCW requirements. The surveyor’s report is a confidential document prepared for the benefit of the client and the vessel.
The vessel’s condition and current market conditions are factored into the appraisal. The condition, quantity, and quality of extra equipment are also taken into consideration.
Preparation Equipment that is not necessary for the operation of the vessel should be stored ashore temporarily to facilitate a thorough inspection. Bilges should be dewatered prior to the survey.