Onslow Bay Marine Surveying
William Robinson, SAMS-AMS, NAMS-CMS.   Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor and Consultant.   

910-547-8077 onslowbaymarine@gmail.com

Survey Information

A Marine Survey is a thorough, hands-on inspection to assess and determine whether a vessel is safe for its intended use.

The survey includes a visual inspection of the vessel’s hull, deck, and both percussion testing and visual inspection of reinforcing components where possible. A survey should also include what maintenance and repairs might be required immediately or in the near future. 

Types of Surveys

What's Inspected

Installed systems of the vessel are inspected for operation and safety. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Propulsion systems – engines, cooling components, exhaust systems, fuel tanks and systems, engine mounts and stringers, proper ventilation, props and shafts, stuffing boxes, and transmissions.
  • Electrical systems – AC and DC systems checked for proper polarity, ground fault protection, batteries, charging systems, and routing and connections of conductors
  • Thru-hulls are tested for operation and for proper grounding.
  • Safety equipment including, personal flotation devices, life rafts, navigation lights, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, first aid kits, and safety alarms
  • Sails and rigging are inspected from deck level only.

Grounded Vessel

It’s important to note that surveys are conducted without the removal of any parts, including fittings, tacked carpet, screwed or nailed boards, anchors and chain, fixed partitions, instruments, spare parts and miscellaneous materials in the bilges and lockers, and fixed or semi-fixed items. You should ask the owner to unlock compartments for a more thorough inspection.

Onslow Bay Marine Surveying conducts all surveys in accordance with the United States Coast Guard’s mandatory standards, under the authority of title 46 United States Code, title 33 and title 46 Code of Federal Regulations. We also follow the voluntary standards and recommended practices developed by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Onslow Bay Marine Surveying
131 Everett Lane Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 US
Phone: 910-547-8077 Website: http://onslowbaymarinesurveying.com/