Services Preformed/Maintenance

What Prepurchase Survey consist of.

Very comprehensive type of inspection. It will cover structural integrity, electrical systems, propulsion systems, fuel systems, navigational systems and all systems within the vessel. Cosmetic appearance, out of water inspection, and sea trial. This survey will help you make a “Educated” decision on your purchase.

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How Should I Prepare for a Marine Survey?

Time and additional expense can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and making her more accessible

Arrange to present a clean, shipshape boat, and have all papers and miscellaneous gear ready. If applicable, you will need to make arrangements with the marina to haul the vessel for bottom inspection, and retain a captain for sea trials. Lockers and cabin areas should be cleared of all miscellaneous gear.

The surveyor should never be asked to prepare a boat for inspection. The surveyor may request minor dismantling of interior ceilings, headliners, flooring, etc. in order to gain access to the suspected areas. Random removal and examination of below-the-waterline fasteners on wood boats may be required. Any dismantling and re-installation of parts should be performed by qualified personnel and is the responsibility of the person ordering the survey.

Written authorization from the owner may be needed to board and/or to remove part of the vessel.


What Type of Survey Do I Need?

Pre-Purchase Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.

Insurance Survey

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Appraisal Inspection

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.

Damage Inpection

The surveyor can be retained by an insurance company to determine the cause of a loss and determine the extent of loss related damage and may be asked to recommend repairs, review estimates, and determine the pre-loss value of a vessel. A vessel owner can retain a surveyor for the same purposes, but for the owner's behalf.

About our Company

JB1 Marine Survey LLC.

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Our Experience

Society of Accredited Marine AMS#1252, Graduate of Chapmans school ( Small Craft and Yacht surveying). Have owned 33 boats personally and have done all my own work.

Mission Statement

Provide Buyer with knowledge to be able to make a decision on the vessel he is looking at, provide Condition and Value for insurance companies, assist owner if any damage were to occur to his vessel and he needs advice or does not feel comfortable with insurance adjustor quote.

Our Team

Society of Accredited Marine AMS#1252

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    Jon Bradford

    Sams Associate Member AMS#1252. Graduate of Chapmans school ( Small Craft and Yacht surveying).

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