Surveys

Buyer’s Initial Assessment

This quick and effective survey can be very useful for an out-of-town or distant buyer who is considering the purchase of a vessel from afar. The surveyor examines the vessel and reports his observations, digital photos, and a preliminary estimate of value back to the client.

A short inspection by an expert surveyor greatly reduces the risk of proceeding with a contract offer “sight unseen” and allows long-distance clients to be selective and informed when purchasing a boat. A buyer’s initial assessment saves clients on expenses, time and travel, and allows them make knowledgeable decisions.

Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Survey & Appraisal

This “Condition & Valuation” analysis is a comprehensive inspection conducted when purchasing a new or used vessel. Structure, condition and operation of all on-board systems and machinery are closely examined, and where possible “under load.” This survey includes an out-of-water inspection of the bottom of the vessel and a sea-trial. On sailboats, a visual inspection of the rig at deck level and aloft are also conducted.

Within a few business days a detailed report of survey and valuation that includes digital photography is sent to our clients via email or by mail per request. The report includes a prioritized list of all findings, recommendations and safety concerns, as well as a determination of fair-market value for the vessel.

Insurance Survey & Appraisal

This survey and appraisal is necessary for insurance companies, marine lenders, as well as estate settlements.

Within a few business days a detailed report of survey and valuation that includes digital photography is sent to our clients via email or by mail per request. The report includes a prioritized list of all findings, recommendations and safety concerns, as well as a determination of fair-market value for the vessel.

Damage/Claim Investigations

This service is performed to assess the extent of damage, repairs needed, and estimated cost. The probable cause can be investigated if requested.

Darren Sands

Darren Sands

Survery, Captain & Owner

Darren has been working in the boat business since he was a child. With over 20 years of experience, Darren has mastered everything boats. He was one of the youngest person in the Bahamas to get his class A captain’s license. At the age of just 16, he had acquired an extremely notable credential in the boating world and started doing crossings to FL to deliver boats. If you are looking for professional expertise and superb boating knowledge for surveying, consulting or yacht delivery, call Darren he is the boat man.

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