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Old 03-03-2010, 14:06   #1
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Surveyor Wanted: Myrtle Beach, SC

I am refinancing my boat and need a surveyor in or around the Myrtle Beach area to perform a basic inspection with photos and a hull id rubbing/digital photo.

This is not a full-blown survey, rather now quoting the bank " I only need a 1-3 page writeup with some photos and a hull rubbing. A surveyor should be able to do it for a few hundred dollars."

I've made a few phone calls, however am receiving outrageous quotes well above a few hundred. The boat is 2002 57' Carver Voyager and docked at the Grande Dunes Marina. Again, only a brief write up with a few photos is required. I'm refinancing with the same bank so they don't want much, just enough to verify that the boat is still floating.

If anyone is a surveyor or can recommend one, please let me know ASAP. Thanks!
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I am refinancing my boat and need a surveyor in or around the Myrtle Beach area to perform a basic inspection with photos and a hull id rubbing/digital photo.
Again, only a brief write up with a few photos is required. I'm refinancing with the same bank so they don't want much, just enough to verify that the boat is still floating.
Can the Bank not suggest a surveyor to carry out this small survey ?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:39   #4
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A quick look at BoatUS will list surveyors in the area.
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BoatUS Marine Surveyors
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Blue Water Surveys - Charleston, SC (843) 559-2857
Captain Neil Haynes, Blue Water Surveys in Charleston SC

Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services - Charlotte, NC (704) 708-5709

Carolina Yacht Surveys Inc. - New Bern, NC (252) 637-1114
Carolina Yacht Surveys, Inc.

Jon Roop Marine Surveyor - Beaufort NC (252) 725-0209

Marine Surveyors & Appraisers Associates - Hilton Head, SC (843) 681-2674

Marine Surveyors of N. Georgia - Woodstock, GA (678) 977-8844

Maritime Bureau, Inc - Charleston, SC (843) 628-4340

Rob Eberle Marine Surveys - New Bern, NC (252) 633-4280
Eberle Marine Surveys, Rob Eberle, SAMSŪ AMSŪ, New Bern, North Carolina - Index Page

Southeastern Marine Surveying Co. Inc. - Savannah, GA (912) 897-0919

T. Fred Wright, CMS, AMS - Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services - Charlotte, NC (704) 708-570
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Old 01-05-2010, 19:00   #6
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Most surveyors will not do a 2-3 page survey on a 57 foot vessel because of the liability issues involved with conducting a survey. Whether it is a pre-purchase survey or even a condition and valuation survey, the safety of the vessel has to be checked and noted in the survey. 2-3 pages would not even cover the cover and summmary pages, let alone the photographs. Most surveyors will charge by the foot, and for a vessel that size it is typically 18-20 dollars a foot. Between what SAMS / NAMS requires (Marine surveyor affiliation memberships recognized by most insurance and finanace companies) and the surveyor's liability standards, there will never be a survey of any kind being just a few pages. If you find a surveyor willing to do that you are doing yourself a disservice not to mention the surveyor who is setting himself up to get sued if something happens to the vessel that he missed on a careless survey (and yes it happens). I just work in the field of being a surveyor, and I am telling you all what surveyors face on this side of the coin. It is not to rip boat owners off.
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