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
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.