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Yacht & Small Craft Surveying
We prepare customized vessel appraisals detailing condition and value in the purchase/sale of yachts and small craft. We also assist vessel owners and insurance providers in obtaining a vessel’s accurate value and provide a "to-do" list to make the vessel insurable. We conduct a thorough and extensive inspection of not only the hulls of such vessels but also their rigging, machinery, electrical, gas, and accommodation systems.
General surveys include...
pre-purchase surveys for potential buyers;
insurance surveys for conditions and valuation for boat owners to maintain insurance of financing;
damage assessments for insurance providers; and
absent buyer inspections for buyers interested in learning about a vessel prior to committing to long-distance travel to see it.
Captain Tom "TommyO" Ottenwaelder graduated from the US Coast Guard's Marine Inspection Course, the Chapman’s School of Seamanship’s Yacht & Small Craft Surveying course and is a certified ABYC Standards member. Captain TommyO is also a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® as a Surveyor Associate.
Check out our "Marine Surveys" page for more details
We provide on-water training to boat owners from licensed captains certified to teach the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) approved on-water practical boat handling course. This course is taught on the customer’s boat, so they learn on their equipment, and covers four sessions. The primary areas are Introduction to safe power boating; precision docking and close-quarters maneuvering; open-water boat handling, and open-water advanced maneuvers (i.e. handling emergencies, anchoring & beaching). Here is a link to this course information from NSBC.
Check out our "Education & Training" page for more details