What sets Bolz Marine Survey & Claims apart from other surveyors is our experience with insurance and finance. We understand what information the industry is looking for and their concerns, so we can tailor our reports to that audience. It's an interesting experience, a pre-purchase report gives you detailed information which is sometimes negatively slanted that helps you negotiate a lower purchase price. Once you've decided to buy the boat, then your "survey" represents you and your boat to the insurance or finance company.... which is a different perspective.
Often times it is necessary for an estate to come up with a verifiable value that would hold up in court. Sometimes the IRS will want to know the value of a boat, sometimes an ex-spouse.
We can help you determine the condition and value of a boat. Do you want the boat hauled out so an inspection can be made of the underwater machinery? Do you want a sea trial performed? We adjust to fit your desires and needs. Much of our work is for people that buy their boats sight unseen.
A finance survey allows your loan company to feel comfortable the boat is something they would loan money against. It shows the boat is insurable, which makes the finance company more comfortable.
A pre-sale survey helps you feel comfortable you are selling something that won't cause you problems after the sale.
An insurance survey can be done in or out of the water. Generally, we don't need to start the engines or the generator.
In order to get onboard an ocean going cargo ship, each shipping container must have a CSC inspection sticker in place. Bolz Marine Survey can provide that service for you.
In all of our vessel surveys, Bolz Marine Survey & Claims looks for things that would cause your boat to burn up, blow up or sink. Your marine survey will include an estimated market value. BUC.com and SoldBoats.com are the industry standard marine surveyors use to find comparable boat values.