*Osmosis analysis Surveys
*Legal Court Marine Surveys
*Machinery and engine Surveys
*Hull damages Surveys
This is a very typical type of inspection, and it is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel.
This kind of survey consists in a full and deep examination about the condition and the overall operation of the vessel.
With this kind of survey, the customer will be reported in a professional manner about the state of the vessel.
These are carried out to determine the overall condition of the vessel, usually prior to purchase or for insurance purposes.
In both cases the findings are recorded in a clear and detailed report along with recommendations for the rectification of defects and a conclusion giving an overview of the state of the vessel in relation to its age and the significance of the defects found.
In the case of the pre-purchase survey the report is particularly comprehensive giving the purchaser a sound basis for making the decision whether to buy or not and for carrying out possible further negotiations with the vendor.
This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use.
Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessels fair market value. These institutions are most interested in the structural integrity, safety, and value of the vessel.
Osmosis Analysis Survey
The nautical industry have become very sensitive regarding osmosis last 20 years, generally seeing it as a mechanism for threatening the resale value of their vessels. Even some parties see all kinds of osmosis as a big structural problem of the vessel.
If a yacht hull has osmosis will affect the resale price of it, and the cost of the investment if the osmosis affect your recent purchased yacht. To avoid that, it’s strongly recommended to do an Osmosis Analysis Survey when you are more or less decided to buy a defined yacht (prior to close the buyer/seller business).
Many yachts will have a degree of osmosis below the water line, which normally will have little effect upon the structural integrity of the hull. The osmosis phenomenon can go from a little bubble of half millimetre, to a big bubble of 10 cm in diameter.
The osmosis survey will be done over the underside part of the hull when the vessel is on dry-docking. Once the hull is dry enough, the survey on site in a vessel of less than 20 meters in length could be done in a single day (if we have a proper weather conditions). The devices used by BruMed Marine Surveyors are non-destructive electronic marine moisture meters, specifically designed and calibrated for use on marine composites such as GRP (glass reinforced plastics) and marine timbers.
If the survey confirms that osmosis is present into the hull, we will notify and advise you what it’s recommended to do. Also, if necessary, we will put you in contact with the Specialists Workshops in repair Osmosis of the zone. Osmosis is not always a big problem; it depends of the stage.
The report will inform you in detail about the length of the problem, the necessary jobs to be undertaken, and a list of specialist that we recommend you, to apply for an estimation of jobs.
Legal Court Marine Surveys
We are ready to act as Court Marine Surveyors in Spain. We can act on behalf of any party involved in Court affairs.
Our main potencial customers are: yacht owners, nautical brokers, shipyards, insurance companies, Courts, dry marinas, marine workshops, and marine lawyers.
Machinery and Engines Surveys
Engine Survey is an assessment of engine installations and state of maintenance.
Also it must be checked stern drive for corrosion, wear and satisfactory operation.