Marine Surveys by  Buddy Hitchcock</b>, SAMS® AMS®, St. Augustine, Florida, USA Hitchcock Marine Services, LLC
Marine Surveyors & Consultants
St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Serving all of Florida and Adjacent States

Buddy Hitchcock, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
Office: 904 501 9075, Cell: 860-388-7886


How to Prepare for a Marine Survey

Prepare your 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.




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