With over eighty years of combined experience in the Marine industry, IMS Marine Surveyors & Analytical Laboratories Ltd. offers its clients an extensive list of services and the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your affairs are being handled by a team of committed professionals.
The Pre-Purchase Survey is also called the "Buyer's Survey," and is performed on new and used boats prior to purchase. This survey details the vessel's overall operating condition, and assesses its current market value with a thorough inspection of the vessel that can include hauling, sea-trials, and an engine appraisal.
Appraisals are conducted for several reasons, but primarily they are made to establish a vessel's fair market value and report that value to a lending institution. An accurate appraisal is arrived at after a detailed inspection of the vessel's systems and overall seaworthiness. An appraisal is also often sought in establishing the value of older boats, motors, and other marine property designated for tax filing purposes.
Condition and Value Survey
Also called an "Insurance Survey," this is in itself a detailed inspection, but its main focus is on any condition which could lead to endangering the crew, causing a fire, or sinking the vessel. This assessment is performed to aid the Insurance Underwriter in evaluating the vessel's insurability and risk assessment.
A Damage Survey is usually commissioned by a specific insurance company as part of a claim investigation. Its function is to establish both the extent of the damage as well as the cost of the repairs. In such circumstances, the Surveyor acts as the Underwriter's eyes and ears and works in liaison with the insured, the repair facility, and all other relevant participants.
Consulting usually involves the rendering of formal professional recommendations. This is a desirable arrangement when a specific survey is not applicable or appropriate. On occasions when investigations, studies, or simply representing an owner is required, a Consulting Contract can offer the flexibility to get the job done.
To request a quote or a full survey fill out the IMS Pleasure Craft / Yacht Survey form
. You are guaranteed a prompt response with a reliable estimate from our professional and experienced surveyors.