What You Need to Understand About Working with a Marine Surveyor Palm Beach

There are many reasons why you may want to hire a marine surveyor Palm Beach. You probably are eyeing a boat on the yard that is for sale, you want to know the current market value of your boat, you want to use your boat as collateral when applying for a loan or maybe you need a new insurance cover. There are many reasons and every boater’s reasons are unique. Whatever your reasons may be, it is always good to know what to expect when working with a marine surveyor.  

They only listen and observe

The first thing you will notice is that the marine surveyor Palm Beach will not arrive as heavily armed as your typical mechanic. The reason for this is the boat surveyor only observes and listens to gauge the condition of components. It is not the job of the surveyor to take components apart for a look inside. While they may use special imaging equipment for this, in most cases when a component needs to be taken apart the surveyor will refer you to a mechanic.

They are happy to talk things over

Boat surveyors are quite happy to talk about the survey process. This is more so if this is your first boat inspection. You should not shy away from asking all the questions you may have. If there is something confusing in the survey report, don’t hesitate to call the surveyor for clarification.  

Building a relationship is important for to a surveyor

One thing you may not already know is that surveyors want to build a solid relationship with their clients. Their reputation depends on the experience of previous clients. Surveyors know that they are only as good as their last survey. That is why they are happy to go the extra mile to meet and exceed your expectations. Surveyors also want to build solid relationships because most of their business comes from recommendations from previous clients. With that being said, if you have a problem with a survey, never hesitate to bring it up.

Always give them space to work

The worst thing you can do when working with a marine surveyor Palm Beach is getting in their way. It makes their work slower if you keep hovering. You should give the surveyor time to do their job. When it is time for a sea trial, don’t bring all your friends along. A sea trial is not a boat ride. It is meant to help the surveyor evaluate various components while the boat is in action. A large crowd will only get in his way.

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