marine surveys, boat and cargo by Ahab Marine Services, Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS®, Towson, Maryland, USA Ahab Marine Services
Marine Surveyors & Consultants
Boat and Cargo Surveys

Towson, Maryland, USA
Serving Maryland, Washington DC, the Mid Atlantic States and the Chesapeake Bay Area - Worldwide Service Available

Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor
410 812-7761

Preparing For A Yacht Survey
boat interior 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.

ONCE YOU RETAIN THE SURVEYOR, HE OR SHE WORKS ONLY FOR YOU AND REPORTS TO NO ONE ELSE. THE SURVEYOR IS THERE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS!

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