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Tom Benton, Senior Marine Surveyor, AMS #305 | Lacey Herriven, SAMS®-SA2

Tom Benton, Senior Marine Surveyor

SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor — Yacht and Small Craft

Former Staff Adjuster — Marine Claims Specialist — Zurich, Farmers and Foremost insurance companies.

More Than 30 Years Experience as a Full-Time Marine Surveyor

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

This type of survey is what is normally ordered by a prospective buyer, usually as a condition of purchase, before a sale is completed.

A pre-purchase marine survey includes a complete detailed visual inspection of all accessible areas of the vessel, and inspection of all marine systems, including hull and stringer systems, propulsion machinery, electrical systems, plumbing systems, heating and air conditioning systems, generator sets, shore power systems, etc., and operational tests if possible. It will include a comprehensive written report, and an appraisal of the fair market value of the vessel.

Special services charged by the hour, over and above the survey fee.
Special services include the following; Corrosion testing, Hull moisture testing, Electrical trouble-shooting, Sea-Trial.

Contact Tom to have him send you a current work order.

Insurance Surveys

This type of survey is normally ordered by the present owner of a vessel, usually at the request of his insurance company, as a condition of renewing the insurance policy. The purpose is to assure the insurance company that the vessel has been adequately maintained since the time of the last inspection, and that there are no glaring deficiencies that are likely to put the insurance company at financial risk.

* Includes basic inspection for deficiencies relating to life & safety, an appraisal, and a “Short Form” report stating the general condition of the vessel, including notation of any obvious defects. This inspection is designed to satisfy the minimum requirements of most insurance company requests for a survey. In most cases, it will also meet the appraisal requirements of Lenders.

* PLEASE NOTE * This is a “STATIC” inspection, Operational tests are not included! This is not considered a pre-purchase inspection. It does include the information that insurance companies need to issue or re-issue a yacht policy.

Contact Tom to have him send you a current work order.

Corrosion Surveys & Testing

This specialized type of survey is an extra service, commonly but not exclusively performed on metal hull vessels, to assess the potential for damage due to the existence of galvanic current.

The process involves in the water testing of galvanic current corrosion potential, utilizing a Silver/Silver Chloride Half Cell.

Tests confirm proper operation of sacrificial anodes (Zincs).

Damage Surveys

Damage Surveys are performed to identify the scope and nature of the loss including the cause of loss.

We conduct reviews of repair estimates for completeness, whether or not the damages are associated with a specific insurance claim.

This service is generally performed for Underwriters and Adjusters.