We are an experienced Marine Surveyors group working for yachts & small craft buyers and owners, Flag Administrations, Classification Societies and Marine Insurance Companies.
This is self-explanatory, a comprehensive survey commissioned by a potential buyer prior to purchase.
Our technical report will also be used by any finance house involved and the client's insurance company when he comes to insure the vessel after purchase.
This is a survey commissioned by the owner of a vessel when his insurer has requested a survey prior to renewing an existing policy.
Typically, these are required when the vessel is 20 years old and every 5 years thereafter, although criteria vary.
This is a survey commissioned by an insurance company when a vessel they insure has suffered loss or damage.
Criteria required by the insurers will vary from case to case, but there will usually be an additional investigative element.
This is an inspection to determine whether a vessel complies with various mandatory Flag Administrations Codes of Practice.
This will typically be commissioned by the vessel's Owner or Agent when the vessel used commercially for charter, etc.
We are Surveyors with suitable experience for the work.
This is similar to the above insofar as it checks the vessel against a given set of standards, but is undertaken by approved Boat Safety Scheme Surveyors
This is a comprehensive inspection of a new vessel carried out on behalf of her eventual Owner and usually involves sea trials.
We are certified Naval Architects for carrying out Tonnage measurements and calculations according to International Tonnage Convention (ITC1969).
We take yacht and small craft dimensions on dry-dock.
Furthermore, we deliver to the Flag Administration the certificate of survey and relevant calculation.
Finally, the Maritime Administration will issue the International Tonnage Certificate.
Again, this is not a survey, but a brief limited inspection based on strictly defines assumptions to provide a Value.
This is usually Market value, but other valuations are sometimes specified, i.e. for a “distress sale" where an immediate sale required.
Our independent Marine Surveyor act on behalf of Maritime Administrations for the registry of Yachts and Small Craft.
First step is to review all the current Flag Administration Documents.