Gallup Yacht Surveying SAMS® AMS®              How To Prepare For A Marine Survey Time and additional expense can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and making her more accessible. Arrange to present a clean, shipshape boat, and have all papers and miscellaneous gear ready. If applicable, you will need to make arrangements with the marina to haul the vessel for bottom inspection, and retain a captain for sea trials. Lockers and cabin areas should be cleared of all miscellaneous gear. The surveyor should never be asked to prepare a boat for inspection. The surveyor may request minor dismantling of interior ceilings, headliners, flooring, etc. in order to gain access to the suspected areas. Random removal and examination of below- the-waterline fasteners on wood boats may be required. Any dismantling and re- installation of parts should be performed by qualified personnel and is the responsibility of the person ordering the survey. Written authorization from the owner may be needed to board and/or to remove part of the vessel.  ONCE YOU RETAIN THE SURVEYOR, HE OR SHE WORKS ONLY FOR YOU AND REPORTS TO NO ONE ELSE. THE SURVEYOR IS THERE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS! Gallup Yacht Surveying does NOT "pass" or "fail" vessels. The findings are reported, basic recommendations are given, and an opinion as to the "Fair Market Value" of the vessel is stated. As a buyer only you can determine whether the vessel meets your requirements based on our report. Gallup Yacht Surveying does NOT make insurance or financing decisions. The surveyor reports observations which insurance or financing companies take into consideration to arrive at their decisions. Gallup Yacht Surveying reports follow the guidelines of the "SAMS® Recommended Survey Report Content" Manual (1997) and include: A detailed description of the yacht and its systems. Notes on conditions which affect the vessel’s value and suitability for its intended service. Recommendations regarding safety, necessary repairs and maintenance. Estimated current fair market value of the vessel. Estimated replacement cost. Photographs of the vessel and any unusual features or problems     Copyright © 2001/2012 Gallup Yacht Surveying, Lynn, Massachusetts  ~  Phone (781) 598-5465 Web Design Stott Marketing Group Serving the Northeast United States