"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
We would have to agree with Mr. Grahame. Like many of you, when we bought our first boat our lives changed. Our lifestyle went from being landlocked cutting grass and doing chores, to weekends on the water taking in the beauty of nature while experiencing the adventures of boating.
A boat can be a large financial investment (may be the wrong word), as well as a large committment of your time and energy. To make the most out of your recreational dollars, you will find that enlisting the services of a qualified marine surveyor can improve the quality of time on the water.
During the process of buying a boat, you want an unbiased surveyor, (perhaps not the one recommended by the selling broker), to inspect the vessel and provide you with a useful and factual report on its condition and value. Having an expert who has actually "turned wrenches" on boats and is familiar with the process of identifying both the good and the bad goes a long way in protecting your interest.
If the insurance company has requested a survey to continue coverage or you want a survey to shop insurance prices, it is important the survey addresses the risk factors relating to the safty of the vessel and its crew.
Shiver Me Timbers offers you a wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism. We look forward to serving you.