Pre-Purchase Surveys:


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 
     report! 

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   
     surprises.  

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!