|Noel A. Miley, SAMS® AMS®
ABYC Standards & Electrical Certified
Austin W. Miley SAMS® SA
ABYC Standards Certified
Serving all of Florida with offices on both coasts
Anyone can title him or herself a Marine Surveyor and start a business.|
Certain marine surveyors are permitted to use a designation denoting membership in accrediting organizations that require members to meet strict professional, technical, and ethical standards. Surveyors should provide you with a professionally prepared report that can be accepted by your bank and/or insurance company. Talk with prospective surveyors and ask questions! What does the survey include, and what type of reporting format is used? Do they use ABYC, NFPA and USCG standards in their surveys? How much will the survey cost? How long will the on board survey take?
A thorough survey will not be rushed and will depend on the type of survey required based on size, equipment and on board systems. There may be additional services available such as engine surveys, oil analysis, galvanic and stray current corrosion testing, moisture testing, ultrasonic testing, as well as other non-destructive tests. There may be additional charges for these and other services.
Remember, a well conducted survey can provide important information about the condition of the vessel, but they are not guarantees. The surveyor reports the condition in accessible areas only as it existed at the time of the survey.
Click here for a Survey Boarding Agreement / Work Order Document (PDF).