DO YOU HAVE
best boat can develop problems which may be the result of
manufacturing defect, design problems, faulty materials,
workmanship, or mishandling in transit.
discover a mysterious leak, the yard canít find the source;
but you know there is water coming in.
may be saturating the hull core due to improperly sealed
penetrations, screws penetrating the skin, poorly sealed port
holes, hull to deck join, osmosis
hull, deck or superstructure is delaminating
bottom is blistered
is not operating at expected levels of performance
vessel handles poorly
I will help
you to determine whether your problem is, in fact, a warranty
problem. Then we will work toward the best solution to your
You need an
expert who understands yacht production, construction, materials,
and workmanship. A good Marine Surveyor will provide technical
expertise and professional advice. I will work with you to review
the background of the problem and any correspondence you have had
with the prior owner, builder, or repairer. I will inspect the
situation and assess the problem found. I will provide a thorough
report, including photographs documenting my findings and
recommending further action. I will work with you, your repairer,
and the vessel builder/dealer.
determine that you would benefit from the expertise of other
marine specialists or may need laboratory tests. Perhaps you will
need the input of a naval architect. After 30 years in the field,
I know when I need to seek more specialized assistance; I know my
limitations, and I am not afraid to state them.
served as expert witness in court, mediation, and arbitration
settings. I have provided litigation support to attorneys as they
develop their cases. My survey of your vessel will document the
source of your problem and recommend the appropriate corrective
action and cost involved.
YACHT REPAIRED OR REMODELED?
discover that you need substantial repairs or decide that you
should remodel your present yacht rather than buy a new one, you
need an independent professional marine surveyor to serve as your
representative through the process. I will review your needs,
conduct an initial survey to determine the extent of damage or to
evaluate your proposed modifications and their possible effect on
operation and safety. Again, I will offer advice in determining
the need for more specialized expertise. Once you know what must
be done, I will inspect the vessel throughout the
repair/modification process to ensure that work is done properly
and to specifications.
extensive experience working on damage and accident claims,
assessing extent of damage, reviewing proposed repairs, and
determining appropriate repair costs. This expertise is also
invaluable when you feel buried under a mountain of repair
invoices. We will review the paperwork and contracts, analyze the
work done and charges rendered, and we will work together to
determine the appropriateness of the billing or estimate.
repairer, and I should be able to work as a team to reach a
mutually agreeable solution to assure that the repair/modification
process will proceed smoothly and professionally.