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Cetec Marine

Yacht and Smallcraft Surveyors in Surrey

Phone Number: 01784 456872

Mobile Number: 07860 254369

Boat Damage Reports

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  • Posted date:
  • 30-07-2019
Boat Damage Reports

Are you looking for a boat damage report? We could help you write an independent damage report if your boat was involved in an accident. We represent your interests in the best way possible. A private surveyor working with the insurance company will only work to represent their interests.

We have very little control over boat accidents. From collisions with other boats to hitting obstacles or getting damaged due to vandalism or inadequate maintenance - damage can arise from anywhere, especially when we least expect it.

We have very little control over boat accidents. From collisions with other boats to hitting obstacles or getting damaged due to vandalism or inadequate maintenance - damage can arise from anywhere, especially when we least expect it.

In the event of an accident, the insurance underwriter usually requests a Boat Surveyor to assess the boat, then review the extent of damage, and the average cost of the repairs. Typically, the boat surveyor will do a brief examination, and liaise with you (the client), boat repairers and transportation service providers.

During this impartial survey, the surveyors review the boat's condition, as well as the potential cause of the damage and the recommended cost of repairs. The surveyor may also brief you on the chances of recovery and liabilities due to the accident. You can use this report should you come to a disagreement in your pursuit for an insurance claim.

During this process, it's prudent that you minimise any primary risks which may lead to further deterioration of the state of the vessel. You should also take measures to protect it internally from possible corrosion that usually results due to immersion in water. Be quick to remove all the electronic accessories and other electrical parts to save the parts that you may still need.

Usually, a yacht damage report will consist of;

  1. A summary of the accident with the boat's claim verification.
  2. Major dimensions and the propulsion method.
  3. An in-depth survey which takes into account the survey findings, including comments and witnesses who were at the scene of the incident.
  4. Recommendations which take into account the next course of action, supporting documents, photolog, potential limitations as well as repair estimates.

What to Do In The Event Of Boat Damage

If your boat is in an accident, your most immediate course of action should be to inform your insurance company. After that, contact Cetec Marine so we can help you survey the damage and give you a written report plus relevant repair schedules which support your insurance claims.

The repair process is usually quite stressful. Our team of experts will help you find a simple solution to repair the vessel and regain its original condition.

Why use Cetec Marine?

Our surveyor is an industry expert with an excellent track record surveying motorboats and cruising yachts of various sizes for both buyers and private owners. Having surveyed over 1000 crafts, we pride ourselves as one of the most experienced Boat Surveyors in this region.