|Dana C. McLendon Co., Inc.|
Isle of Palms, (Charleston)
South Carolina, USA
Richard W. Newsome, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
843 886-3852, Fax 888 338-1404
|Cargo Inspection: Visual inspection prior to loading with documentation of the steps involved in the packing and pre-shipment procedures or inspection of cargo upon arrival for damages during transporting.|
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.
This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.
|Appraisal Inspection: This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.|
|Damage Inspection: This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.|
Installed January 28, 2005, Last Updated January 7, 2020- Hosted and Maintained by Don Robertson