Merolla Yacht & Boat Marine Surveyors, Inc. - Boats Classified Ads in Fort Lauderdale
Marine Surveying is not a regulated profession, and surveyors are NOT licensed by the U.S. federal government, nor the U.S. Coast Guard, nor individual states. What does this mean to you? Basically it means you are almost always left to your own discretion in choosing a surveyor to inspect your vessel. Accordingly, you must choose your marine surveyor wisely and one who has years of experience and integrity. Anyone can title him or herself a Marine Surveyor and start a business and many have tried and grossly failed the public. Surveyors such as myself a member of (NAMSglobal.org) have undergone the minimum of 5 years apprenticeship prior to opening their own business. As a tested marine surveyor I am permitted to use a designation denoting membership in accrediting organizations (CMS) that require members to meet strict professional, technical, and ethical standards as well as required and continued education to remain in good standing. Surveyors should provide you with a professionally prepared report that can be accepted by your bank and/or insurance company. Talk with prospective surveyors and ask questions! What does the survey include, and what type of reporting format is used? Do they use ABYC, NFPA, and USCG standards in their surveys? How much will the inspection cost? How long will the on board inspection take? A thorough inspection will NOT be rushed and will depend on the type of survey required based on size, equipment, and on board systems.