If you are selling or purchasing a boat, it is advisable to have the vessel inspected by a qualified Marine Surveyor 33417 and certified with a written report. A Marine Survey provides an unbiased opinion on the condition of the vessel. Marine Surveyors are especially important when dealing with used vessels of any age. With the knowledge and experience of a professional, buyers can be made aware of potential risks associated with ownership before they commit their funds.
As a seller, Marine Surveyor 33417 services from Suncoast Marine Surveying will help you ensure that your vessel is reasonably priced and in good condition prior to listing it for sale.
A Marine Survey is a thorough inspection of the vessel’s structure, systems, and components. The survey includes checklists assessing the condition of all main elements of the boat – hull and deck, propulsion system, electrical and mechanical systems, steering system, navigation equipment, fuel tanks, trim tabs, safety gear, instrumentation, fire extinguishing systems, interior and exterior.
The marine survey report provides a comprehensive picture of the current condition of the surveyed vessel while allowing the buyer to make an educated purchase decision based on realistic expectations. It also gives the seller peace of mind knowing that they are not over-promising on what they may deliver regarding maintenance and repairs.
At Suncoast Marine Surveying, our surveyors have a deep understanding of how boats work and have vast experience in evaluating vessels from large custom sport fishermen to sailboats and powerboats both new and used. The survey includes a document review such as documentation from the Coast Guard, manufacturer’s statement of origin, sales agreements, title search, and insurance information – if applicable.
Suncoast Marine Surveying will also conduct an engine survey which may include compression tests, oil sample analysis, and other assessments depending on the age and equipped components of the vessel. This provides a detailed evaluation of all major mechanical systems onboard. As part of the sea trial process, our marine surveyors observe the operation of all critical systems including engines, pumps, navigation equipment, and more.
By providing an objective opinion of the physical condition of the boat at the time of inspection, marine surveyors in Florida help ensure smooth transactions for both parties involved in all types of boating transactions.
A detailed report will provide sellers valuable insights into potential issues and enable them to decide on necessary repairs prior to placing their vessel on the market. In some cases, the seller may disclose that the boat offered is “as-is” and no repairs will be made. In these cases, Suncoast Marine Surveying will provide complete details about the conditions disclosed so buyers know what they are getting into before deciding to buy the boat.
Suncoast Marine Surveying offers several types of surveys which include pre-purchase inspections; insurance damage appraisals; damage surveys; boat-condition evaluations; accident investigations; financial lending appraisals; and marine consulting services. Whether you are a buyer or a seller it is important to remember that obtaining a survey from Suncoast Marine Surveying is one of the best investments you can make in any type of watercraft transaction.