Buying a pleasure craft can be a daunting prospect, McGoldrick Marine Surveying can help.

As a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) McGoldrick Marine Surveying is bound to a strict code of ethics and business practices.  All surveys are conducted with consideration to the SAMS recommended content for the survey of yachts and small craft.  Your survey is guaranteed to be accepted by insurance and financial underwriters, for the purpose of making an underwriting decision, or you receive a 100% refund of your survey fee.

Pre-Purchase Survey

The pre-purchase survey is a comprehensive inspection of your vessel.  it is conducted primarily to ensure the safety of you and your crew by examining the vessel verses ABYC and NFPA standards, and with USCG regulations.  to protect yourself, all contracts for the purchase of a new or used vessel should be subject to a satisfactory pre-purchase survey conducted by a surveyor of your choice.  Typically the buyer is permitted 2 weeks to schedule and complete the survey.

Condition and Valuation Survey

The Condition & Valuation (“C&V”) survey sometimes referred to as an Insurance survey, may also be used to refinance your boat loan.  Insurance companies usually require that a C&V survey be conducted on a periodic basis (e.g. every 3 to 5 years) as a condition for policy renewal.