A marine survey can mean a lot of things, but on most occasions, it describes a condition survey. Sometimes it is used as an “all-rounder” term for different types of vessel survey. As an instance, a singular marine survey can mean ‘yacht survey’, ‘yacht appraisal survey’ or ‘damage survey’.
A marine survey is most times conducted when a party who is interested in buying a vessel wants ‘peace of mind’ before spending their hard earn bucks on it. As everyone knows that the capital required to procure a boat is huge, no investor would like to invest on a crappy one. This is where marine survey comes in handy. This type of survey ensures that you know before-hand, the condition of the boat, the repair likely needed, the seaworthiness and the maintenance.
It is a known fact to sailors and boat owners around New York and New Jersey, as well as Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania that open water can sometimes turn treacherous and this happens most times due to bad weather conditions. On other occasions, faults developed by vessels can be held responsible for such mishaps. You can therefore reduce the chance of this happening significantly by ensuring your vessel doesn’t have any defect.
More so, a marine survey is always a requirement when you want to finance or insure your boat. There is no way around this! This means you can’t escape the need for one and moreover, why would you even want to? The peace of mind on your investment is very crucial and essential.
Zach Vergiev is a Marine and Cargo Surveyor with many years of experience serving clients through the New York, New Jersey, and the World.