Frequently Asked Questions
|How do I choose a boat surveyor?
Anyone can title him or herself as a Marine Surveyor and start a business. Certified marine surveyors are permitted to use designations denoting membership in accrediting organizations that require members to meet strict professional, technical and ethical standards.Captain Bill Weyant will provide you with a professionally prepared report that can be accepted by your bank and/or insurance company. ABYC, NFPA and USCG standards are followed in surveys prepared by Captain Bill Weyant.A thorough inspection will not be rushed and will depend on the type of survey required based on vessel size, equipment and on-board systems. Well-conducted surveys provide good information on the vessels’ condition but are not guarantees. The surveyor reports the condition in accessible areas as it exists at the time of inspection.Why should you have a vessel surveyed?
Most insurance companies and banks will require surveys on most vessels. They will need to know the boats condition and fair market value in order to finance and/or underwrite the vessel. Knowing the boats condition and fair market value before you purchase is important. However, the most important reason to survey your vessel is for the safety of the passengers and crew.What are the three parts of a survey?
Surveys consist of three distinct aspects:
No survey is complete without performing these three aspects. The sea trial involves not only performance testing the vessel and its engines, but is also the time when many major systems are checked out. In addition, the surveyor will also check out the internal hull structures, bulkheads, stringers, and tabbing are structurally sound.
How do I prepare for a survey?
The surveyor may request minor dismantling of interior ceilings, headliners, flooring, etc. in order to gain access to any suspected areas. Any dismantling and re-installation of parts should be performed by qualified personnel and is the responsibility of the person ordering the survey.
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What is an engine survey?
Gas and diesel powered vessels:
Why do I need a sea trial?
Boat Surveyor Havre de Grace
East Coast Marine Consulting does boat appraisal in Havre de Grace. Captain Bill Weyant will do a well-conducted survey to provide good information on the vessels’ condition but there are no guarantees.
East Coast Marine Consulting Boat Survey Area Includes:
Baltimore,Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Dundalk, Baltimore, Middle River, Severna Park, Annapolis, Deale, Kent Island, North East, Chesapeake Bay, Stevensville, Edgewater, North Beach, Shady side, Chesapeake Beach, parts of Delaware and Virginia