Frank Lanier, AMS®
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Pre-purchase Condition and Value Survey
The most comprehensive survey and strongly recommended when purchasing a new or used vessel. It includes an in-depth examination of the vessel's structural integrity, electrical system, electronics, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, and other miscellaneous on board systems, as well as an out of water inspection and sea trial.
Sample pre-purchase Condition & Value survey (powerboat)
Sample pre-purchase Condition & Value survey (sailboat)
Insurance Survey (Underwriters Marine Risk Evaluation)
Designed to assist underwriters in determining a vessel's insurability, the focus here is structural integrity, safety, and inspection of systems installations as per NFPA and ABYC guidelines. Safety gear is inspected and noted for compliance with USCG requirements and pertinent identification information is recorded for future reference, valuation, and claims adjustment.
This inspection is performed to determine the fair market value of the vessel for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.
Sample Appraisal Inspection
Performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and probable cause if needed.
Sample Damage Inspection Survey
All survey reports and evaluations provided by Capt F.K Lanier & Associates, LLC are guaranteed to be accepted by all major lenders and insurers or your survey report fee will be refunded.