Welcome to Captain Moro Marine Surveying. Captains Bob andJon have been surveying all types of boats ranging from 18 foot bow-riders to 100-foot USCG-inspected passenger vessels, forover 15 years.The purpose of a survey is to determine the condition of a vessel's structure and equipment, and to approximate its value. Most surveys are done for a specific purpose, such as insurance, financing, pre-purchase, or are needed as a result of a loss fromdamage, theft, or accident. As a potential buyer or owner, thesurvey can assist you in determining whether the vessel is in a safe and seaworthy condition. Barring special conditions such as an accident a survey is often required every five years by insurance companies.ONCEYOURETAINTHESURVEYOR,HEORSHEWORKSONLY FOR YOU AND REPORTS TO NO ONE ELSE. THE SURVEYOR IS THERE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS!
Marine Survey Preparations
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, head-liners, 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.