Marine Insurance Surveys - All vessel types & materials

European Marine Services undertake marine surveys / inspections / valuations for Insurance Purposes, plus accident damage surveys and loss adjusting reports for several leading marine insurance companies, covering both leisure and commercial vessels to to approx 30m in length.

When instructed by clients this report meets all the usual requirements for Marine Insurance Companies and Bank / Finance Houses conditions.

As in all our reports we highlight and detail all items inspected and defects found and make recommendations.

Recommendations being graded from ‘improve maintenance’ to  ‘implement without delay’


Accident / Damage & Loss Adjusting Reports undertaken for the following Marine Insurance Companies:

Navigators & General Insurance

Saga Marine Claims

Amlin Insurance

Haven Knox-Johnson

RSA London

Our Insurance Boat Survey / Boat Inspection includes the following….

For Insurance & Finance Purposes

1 Vessel Identification From yacht broker / owner supplied information & builders HIN
2 GRP Hull & Superstructure Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Capacitance type – Moisture meter readings (sample areas) Testing of substrate, Hammer (tap) testing, Voids – Examination for Osmotic Conditions
Accident Damage, Visual examination, Hull / Superstructure joint, Anodes
2.1 Windows, Portlights & Hatches Inspection – Frames, Testing for moisture in linings, Seals, Accident damage, Visual examination
2.2 Guard & Hand Rails, Stanchions Inspection – Deck mountings, Security, Accident damage
3 Engines & Propulsion Installation & Security, visual damage, Oil leaks, Corrosion, Engine Mountings, Suspect Areas. Shaft, Stern tube / log, Stuffing Gland,
3.1 Propulsion / Stern Gear Propellers, A/P Brackets, Skegs, Cutlass bearings, Anodes,
3.2 Steering / Rudders System installation, Rudder pintles, Rudder blades, Hydraulics, Tie Bar, Steering bench etc
3.3 Seacocks Satisfactory operation, installation & security
3.4 Fuel Installation & System To BSS Recommendations  –   Appendix A
3.5 LPG Installation & System To BSS Recommendations  –  Appendix B
3.6 Bilge & Pumping systems Auto pump operation  / Manual bilge pumps
4 Batteries Installation, Location, Terminal Protection, Security
4.1 Electrics / switches Switch Function Check – Auto bilge pump only
4.2 Navigation systems & Instrumentation Not Included
 NB:  No warranty as to ‘fit for purpose’
5 Ground Tackle Anchor / Mooring arrangements
6 Mast / Rigging Inspection at deck level  only  –  Mast  Support,  Standing rigging etc.
 NB: Sails & running rigging not included
7 Fire / Safety Equipment BSS Recommendations
8 Miscellaneous This section covers any items viewed of concern that are not covered / detailed by one of the above headings
9 Insurance Valuation Optional – For Insurance / Finance only    –    Fee £ 30.00