Cross Systems 2016
Various surveys available The purpose of a survey is to determine the condition of a vessel's structure and equipment, and to approximate its value. Most surveys are done for a specific  purpose,  such as insurance,  financing,  pre purchase,  or are needed as a result of a loss from damage, theft,  or accident. As a potential buyer or owner the survey can assist you in determining whether the vessel is in a safe and seaworthy condition. Barring special conditions such as an accident a survey is often required every 4 to 5 years by insurance companies. Pre Purchase Survey  A Pre purchase survey is a (C&V) survey with a complete inspection of  the hull, including the bottom and in most cases should include a sea trial. This is the most complete survey and is recommended when purchasing a used vessel. The overall condition  of the vessel,  equipment,  and engines will be assessed. This inspection will also determine the fair market value and condition of the vessel. Ultrasound Survey Ultrasound equipment is used to evaluate the vessels hull components condition, density, and thickness. Often, owners and buyers of metal vessel need to know the exact condition and thickness of the hull. Our Ultrasound equipment can be used on metal or fiberglass. 
C&V Survey C&V surveys are usually  needed by insurance companies and financial  institutions to determine the condition and value so that an amount of insurance or financing needed can be determined and or the amount of loan which may be available. This type of survey also be used to determine the fair market value of  the vessel for Estate purposes or  value for a  vessel which may be donated to a Charitable organization. Damage Survey A damage survey is most often required by an insurance company after a  loss has been incurred due to an accident or other event. Shipping Container Survey ISO/CSC shipping containers are subjected to rules  that indicate a periodic inspection be conducted by a trained inspector. We conduct these inspections routinely. Boating Safety, Our focus .
Jim Cross, C.M.S . Certified Marine Surveyor