Captain Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor
Accredited Marine Surveyor®
Marblehead, Massachusetts - Winter Months - Windermere, Florida 781-639-0001

What Does A Marine Survey Contain?

Surveys are conducted in accordance with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Code of Ethics, Rules of Practice and Guidelines, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and Recommendations, Title 46 United States Code (USC) Title 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards and Recommendations.

Marine Survey Content - Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor, Marblehead, Massachusetts

Typical survey inspections include the following content:
Hull Deck And Superstructure Cabin Appointments
Propulsion* Fuel
Electrical Potable Water
Sanitation Steering
Ground Tackle Electronics And Navigation Equipment
Thru-Hulls Bonding System
Safety Equipment Out Of Water Inspection
Seatrial (Optional) Standing Rigging (Sail Vessels)**
Running Rigging (Sail Vessels)** Sails (Sail Vessels)**
Estimate Of Fair Market Value Recommendations And Report (Pdf)
Findings and recommendations are listed as follows:

Marine Survey Content - Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor, Marblehead, Massachusetts A. SAFETY DEFICIENCIES, these represent potential endangerments to personnel and/or the vessel's safe and proper operating condition.

B. OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION, these are most generally maintenance issues which should be attended to.

C. SURVEYOR'S NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS, these are not necessarily considered deficiencies.

* The external condition of the propulsion machinery and accessory equipment will be inspected both static (on shore) and underway during the sea trial, however the internal condition of those systems will not be inspected nor evaluated. Should operating anomalies be discovered during the inspection and/or sea trial, a recommendation to further evaluate the mechanical systems with a certified technician may be made.

** For sailing vessels, the sails, spars, standing and running rigging are visually inspected from deck level only. A recommendation may be made to have those systems further evaluated by a competent rigger.

It should be noted that portions of the internal hull which are not visible and can not be accessed without invasive or destructive methods will not be inspected.

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