Q: What do marine surveyors do?
A: The Marine Surveyors main job, as I see it, is to assist their client by giving them as much information as possible about a particular vessel. This information will ensure the prospective buyer can make an informed decision. Marine Surveyors, during the course of a survey, assess the structural integrity of the vessel, inspect all systems onboard for proper function as well as compliance to all applicable standards (ABYC, NFPA, CFR etc.), and they conduct a thorough assessment and inspection of all mechanical and propulsion systems. Additionally, a Marine Surveyor should conduct a thorough inspection on all safety equipment onboard. I believe a marine survey to be imperative for any prospective boat or yacht purchase.
Q: Why should I choose you as my surveyor?
A: Most of my clients simply value the customer service I provide. They also appreciate my demeanor and willingness to go the extra mile. Many of the people who hire me are first time boat owners who choose me because of my background in the U.S. Coast Guard and my extensive experience, which very few people have. I am skilled and knowledgeable in my craft. My focus is on doing the most thorough survey I can each and every time and ultimately my client's satisfaction is paramount. I am obviously biased, but I feel like I'm the best person you could bring on as a part of your team when purchasing a yacht.