Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-09-2010, 12:28   #1
Registered User
 
taildragerdrive's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Halfway, Oregon, USA
Boat: Swan, 1968, 36'
Posts: 102
Finding a Surveyor in Caymans and Guatemala

I am a new member, I am looking at possibly purchasing a Swan 36 that is currently in George Town, Grand Cayman and it may be sailing to Reo Dulce, Guatemala.

All the information I can gather indicates this boat is in good condition and had been cruising for the last 4 years in the Caribbean and Gulf area. It was completely refurbished prior to the 4 years of cruising by the current owner. I'm sure there is some wear and tare but it seems to be well outfitted with all I need to start cruising in this area this winter.

This is my first boat purchase so really want to do a thorough survey. I do have a friend who is helping who has owned several cruising boats. I have done lots of research so feel good about this design and the fact that it is a boat that can be a good boat even though it is 40+ years old.

I'm wondering if anybody knows if it is possible to get a survey of this boat at either or both of these location and if so how would I go about contacting a surveyor at these locations?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Taildraggerdriver
__________________

__________________
taildragerdrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 13:51   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, taildragger.

See
Surveyor in Rio Dulce?

SAMS ~ The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (S.A.M.S.)
The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.® - (SAMS®)
www . marinesurvey.org/

NAMS ~ The National Association of Marine Surveyors (N.A.M.S.)
NAMSGlobal - Welcome Aboard | NAMSGlobal
www . namsglobal.org/
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2010, 09:22   #3
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Florida and the Caribbean
Boat: A beautiful catamaran
Posts: 152
I service all of the Caribbean. I am based in Florida. Otherwise check out the SAMS or NAMS webpage for other surveyors as Gordmay indicated. Those are truly the best resources for qualified marine surveyors.
__________________
Capt. John Banister, AMS®
SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
SuenosAzules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2010, 08:44   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
Capt. John
Suenos Azules Marine Surveying and Consulting
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 10:53   #5
Registered User
 
taildragerdrive's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Halfway, Oregon, USA
Boat: Swan, 1968, 36'
Posts: 102
I did find a surveyor in George Town, Grand Cayman:

Leroy B. Whorms Sr & Associates

He was Capt. Michael Pickthorne
PO Box 2584 GT
Grand Cayman Cell (345)916-1765
Cayman Islands, BWI Phone (345)949-9210

He has a website at Leroy B. Whorms Sr. & Associates - Home

Capt. Mike did a great job and was very helpful in the survey and purchase of the boat as required in the Cayman Islands.

Thanks

Taildraggerdriver
__________________
taildragerdrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Guatemala, surveyor

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marina in Rio Dulce, Guatemala flysci Atlantic & the Caribbean 19 04-09-2011 18:14
Florida to Guatemala Cool Change Atlantic & the Caribbean 7 04-11-2009 06:22
Survey Needed in Guatemala Jaegerstc Dollars & Cents 2 25-10-2009 10:33
Two Arrested in Guatemala ! mobetah Cruising News & Events 2 30-07-2009 06:55
Want to Go to Guatemala Bud McCall Meets & Greets 19 23-12-2008 16:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:13.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.