Pre-purchase / Insurance surveys provide comprehensive
inspection of vessel structure and systems as guided by
ABYC standards and Federal Code.  FRP (fiberglass)
surfaces and internal structure are tested for integrity using
both hammer tests and moisture meter.  Client
participation is encouraged.  

In addition to pre-purchase / insurance surveys, I also offer
a "walk thru" type survey including some photos.  This
"eyes and ears" service is useful for out of town clients in
deciding whether or not to incur travel costs to see a boat
which may not be suitable.  The cost of a local "walk thru"
inspection and reporting is $160.00.  This amount would be
deducted from the cost of a full survey should the deal go
forward.
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JOHN HUGHES
Marine Surveyor
USPAP
Yacht and Small Craft Surveys