Most marine surveyors in the industry would agree that, for whatever reason, 2020 has definitely been the year of the boats. Perhaps it’s something in the water, but honestly, it really doesn’t matter. In May alone, the NMMA reported boat sales being up by 59% compared to the previous month, with jet boat sales upContinue Reading >>
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Winterizing Your Boat: A Step-by-Step Guide
It’s no secret that it can get very cold across Michigan during the winter, which means whether you plan to keep using your boat, or tuck it away for the season, there is a list of things you have to do first to protect it from such frigid temperatures! Drain Everything One of the firstContinue Reading >>
The 4 Marine Survey Options We Provide
When trying to track down the right marine surveyor for you, you first must consider what exactly you need a marine surveyor for. For instance, are you trying to earn the most on a sale? Do you have insurance matters that need taken care of? Or are you just trying to find the right boatContinue Reading >>
What is the The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors?
Since 1987, across more there 20 different countries around the world, the honorable Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®) has sought to elevate the standards of the marine surveying profession and ensure the provision of superior maritime services worldwide. To assure this, all members are “expected to follow a course of continuing education to maintainContinue Reading >>
What is the Code of Federal Regulations?
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is defined as the “codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.” It covers subject matter related to everything from aeronautics, domestic security, and public health, to postal services, labor, and transportation, and is designedContinue Reading >>
What is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international group that was founded in 1896 and defines itself as “a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards.” However, if you’re like most people, you likely don’t even know what that all means.Continue Reading >>
What is the American Boat and Yacht Council?
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is a well-known “non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary global safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats.” Excellence in technician education and professional development is integral to this organization, and marine industry professionals throughout the world have benefited from their wealth of resourcesContinue Reading >>
Do I Need a Professional Marine Survey Before Insuring my Boat?
While the laws regarding marine survey requirements for insurance may very from state to state, any insurance company out there will tell you obtaining marine insurance in Michigan is different than obtaining any other insurance out there for numerous reasons. Vessels in Michigan are more susceptible to freezing, ice damage, muskrat/varmint damage, damage from sunken/submergedContinue Reading >>
How Do You Become a Marine Surveyor?
Even according to the nationally trusted American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), “choosing a trusted marine surveyor can be challenging since it is not a regulated or licensed industry and anyone can call him or herself a marine surveyor.” That’s why, doing your research ahead of time can significantly pay off when it comes toContinue Reading >>
Buyer Beware: The Boat Has Recently Been Overhauled!
If you’re looking at a particular vessel owned by someone claiming the boat has recently been overhauled in any sort of way, beware, and get a marine surveyor onboard right away. The Biggest Problem With Overhaul Claims One of the biggest issues with sellers claiming their boats have been overhauled is that nine times outContinue Reading >>
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