|North Beach Marine Surveyors|
Marine Surveyors and Consultants
Seattle, Washington, USA
Worldwide Service Available
Call: 206 719-2427 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald L. Edwards, NAMS® CMS
Principal Marine Surveyor
|Pre-Purchase Surveys and Condition and Valuation Surveys|
The Condition and Valuation, or Pre-Purchase Survey is performed prior to sale to help a purchaser learn the true condition and valuation of the vessel. The survey includes a detailed examination of the vessel to determine its apparent condition, with deficiencies beyond normal wear and tear reported. Additionally, most equipment will be energized to determine apparent functional status as circumstances permit and if permission is granted. However, equipment testing cannot be exhaustive. The Condition and Valuation Survey report is also suitable for use by banks and insurance companies for finance or insurance underwriting purposes. The Condition and Valuation Report is composed of three main parts
Engine Trial and Report:
A generic Engine Trial and Report is offered for certain diesel engines rated below two hundred horsepower. This includes a detailed examination beyond the normal survey, involving observations and some instrumented testing of the engine to include a trial run with data listed in the report. This work will help determine the apparent current condition of the engine and can include checks for normal starting, cooling system deficiencies, alarm systems, instrument accuracy, alternator output, exhaust smoke and/or exhaust water observations, crank case blow-by, vibration level assessment, engine mounts, propeller sizing, control systems condition, etc.
This Engine Trial and Report is offered only in conjunction with a Condition and Valuation Survey, for an extra fee, and is subject to the permission of the vessel owner. Oil sample testing is optional at a higher price.
While this Engine Trial and Report cannot guarantee the condition of the equipment, it will typically reveal current problems needing attention and needed maintenance work.
Damage Inspections are typically performed for insurance companies and are designed to determine cause, origin and extent of damages to vessels suffered from a variety accidents and events. Occasionally, owners and other interested parties will engage the surveyor to perform these surveys as well. This office has performed damage inspections on docks and other marine facilities, to include boat houses.
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing:
North Beach Marine Surveyors are equipped for and experienced in Ultrasonic Thickness Testing on both steel and aluminum hulls. This testing includes a full grid inspection or a spot inspection on suspect areas of the hull structure. An Ultrasonic Thickness Testing Report will list readings taken at various stations and spacing as agreed prior to testing, and will indicate the general thickness of the hull, as well as areas of suspected thin plating.
Installed December 24, 2014 Last Revised June 26, 2018 - Hosted and maintained by Don Robertson