WOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE WITHOUT A HOME INSPECTION?
DON'T BUY A BOAT WITHOUT A MARINE SURVEY!!
A boat purchase is a serious investment! Is she really the “deal” you think she is? It’s best to go in with your eyes wide open! Before you make that leap and put your family or friends aboard-Get her checked out first! Make sure you know what you’re getting into! Some things are a big deal! Some things; not so much! A Pre Purchase Survey is the most detailed inspection Bill performs.
The most common comment I hear from clients:
"I HAD NO IDEA THE INSPECTION WOULD BE THAT THOROUGH"
Bill Potter takes a lot of pride in his surveying!
What are the priorities of a Bill Potter Marine Surveys Pre Purchase Survey?
1. Safety- Is the vessel, as equipped, safe for her intended use?
2. Compliance with applicable mandatory and voluntary safety
standards- The United States Coast Guard (USCG), National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA), and the American Boat and Yacht
Council (ABYC) all have standards for vessel systems: How does
the vessel measure up?
3. Inspection and demonstration of ALL accessible structures and
systems, Hull, decks, floors, bilges, stringers, electronics,
pumps, lights, shore power circuits, generator(s), safety
systems, engines, running gear and more; including a trial run
(whenever possible) to see that everything operates properly.
How do structures and systems look today? How will things look
tomorrow? What’s around the corner? How can you help prevent
future trouble? Utilizing everything from percussion testing,
magnifiers, multi meters, to a moisture meter to determine the
condition of a vessel; Bill Potter brings all of his two and a half
decades of experience to every survey inspection he performs-
The knowledge is yours for the asking- All questions are
welcome! With twenty eight years of customer service experience,
Bill is comfortable answering any question: If he doesn’t know the
answer, he knows how to find the answer! Twenty-five years of
personal relationships in the Marine Industry insures that Bill can
always pick up the phone and get in touch with the right person to
get the information that is required!
4. Photo documentation of the vessel’s condition, serial and
registration numbers. Bill creates an official document attesting to
the vessel’s existence, and identity. If there is ever a question, you’ll
have the proof!
5. An easy to read, easy to understand, formal written report,
including photos, in PDF format that is emailed to you. Easy for
folks to read with no jargon. You have an oroginal copy of the
6. All Required Lender and Insurer survey elements (of a Condition
& Value Survey) are included. Insurers and lenders are more
assured when they see a full and complete Pre Purchase Survey
report from an Accredited Marine Surveyor: There shouldn’t be any
Bill Potter guarantees that his survey report will
be accepted by all insurers and lenders!
7. An open phone and open email policy: Bill is happy to answer any
questions or concerns before, during, and after the survey; it’s part
of the package, you become part of the BILL POTTER MARINE
SURVEYS FAMILY. There is going to be a lot going on within a
short amount of time; Bill’s happy to render any assistance he can!
BILL POTTER GUARANTEES YOUR SATISFACTION!