|Gallagher Marine Surveyors|
and Laconia, New Hampshire
Serving the US Northeast
Worldwide Service Available
Robert P. Gallagher, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyor
(NOTE: Sailboat Surveys are Referred to a colleague, Pat Goodrow of High Tech Marine Surveys)
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.
Click here for some video clips from a TV show of an actual marine survey being done.
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.
This involves test runs, compression tests, oil analysis and outdrive removal and inspection for gas engines. For diesel engines Bob performs test runs and oil analysis. If he thinks further investigation is warranted he brings in a local diesel mechanic for a full 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.
Installed November 20, 2008, Last Revised October 7, 2017 - Hosted and maintained by Don Robertson