Types of Surveys
Marine Surveys are performed for a number of reasons, and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs. Please choose from the list below to learn more about each type.
Pre-Purchase Survey Condition & Value Survey (C&V) Insurance/Consumer Damage Appraisal Engine & Outdrive Surveys Investigative Services Vessel Appraisal Oil Analysis Moisture Testing Corrosion Survey Video Documentation
Did you know that most insurance underwriters and lending institutions only accept marine survey reports completed by an Accredited or Certified marine surveyor? All CMS survey reports are conducted by a marine surveyor who has earned the AMS accreditation from the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyor (SAMS). All surveys reference applicable to Mandatory Safety Standards set forth by the united States Coast Guard (USCG), Code of Federal Regulations, #33 (CFR 33), and the voluntary Standards and Recommended Practices developed by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
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This type of inspection is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined; covering structural integrity, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, overall maintenance, out-of-water inspection, and a seatrial.
CONDITION & VALUE SURVEYS (C & V)
This type of survey is similar to the Pre-Purchase Survey, with the exception that seatrials and live testing of the machinery and other onboard systems are not performed. All insurance companies and lending institutions accept this type of survey for underwriting and/or lending purposes.
INSURANCE/CONSUMER DAMAGE APPRAISAL
Damage appraisals are performed to assess the scope of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, cause of loss or failure, and if requested, subrogation possibilities. All damage appraisal reports include a computer generated worksheet that lists; usual and customary repair costs and costs associated with upgrades, maintenance and extraneous operations.
ENGINE & OUTDRIVE SURVEYS
PC Based Diagnostic Testing Propshaft Trueness Testing Sterndrive Pressure Testing Oil Analysis Infrared Temperature Scans