PRE-PURCHASE SURVEY: This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel.  Condition and the overall operation of the vessel is examined.  This includes items such as structural integrity, out of water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance.

CONDITION AND VALUE SURVEY: This inspection is performed so that the insurance company or financial lender can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk to underwrite or finance.  They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use.  Most insurance companies require a survey on older vessels.  They will also want to know the vessels fair market value.

MARINE ELECTRICAL: Is your vessel experiencing electrical problems or in need of service?  The vessel may be in need of an electrical inspection, trouble shooting and repairs.  Service also available for electrical upgrades and equipment installation.  Note: Electrical problems are one of the top causes of boat fires and Electrical Shock Drowning. Please click on the following link to learn more about Electric Shock Drowning.  

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 estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.

DAMAGE INSPECTION: This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommended repairs, estimate repair costs, and if requested, the probable cause.

VESSEL WALK-THROUGH: Are you not sure about a vessel?  Not sure that you want to have a full pre-purchase survey?  A vessel visit is an economical way to gain information to help with moving forward with a vessel that you are interested in.  This service is designed to help our far-away customers that are interested in a local listing.  This is a cursory inspection to obtain general condition of the vessel that provides photographs and a bulleted list of the observations noted at the time of the vessel visit.

OIL ANALYSIS:  Highly recommended and can be used to justify further investigation of the engine by a qualified manufacturer dealer/technician.  The analysis of the crankcase oil of a gasoline or diesel engine speaks volumes about problems in that engine.  The presence of metals indicates wear, antifreeze or water can indicate blown head gaskets or cracked blocks or heads.  Fuel in the oil can indicate misfiring cylinders, leaking mechanical fuel pump, poorly tuned/operating carburetor.  Oil samples are drawn only after the engine has run long enough to reach operating temperature.  Click below link to see a sample oil analysis.