marine surveying

Quest Marine Services is uniquely suited to meet all of our clients needs for commercial and recreational vessel surveys. We take the time to conduct detailed and comprehensive surveys for all of our clients, providing detail written reports covering all aspects of each survey.

Quest Marine Services in house commercial marine surveyor has over 30 years of experience in the work boat industry. This includes serving as a liaison between clients and shipyards providing oversight on repair and major conversion work on many types of commercial vessels. The commercial maritime industry is under going a period of rapid change and dramatic increase regulatory requirements. Quest Marine has the ability to assist clients in insuring their vessels are in compliance with the latest regulatory requirements, as well as provide a full range of commercial vessel survey services.

Quest Marine Services in house marine surveyor also has over 30 years of experience with recreational vessels both sail and power. Our in house surveyor has personally completed several complete refits on both sail and power boats as well as commercial vessels.

Surveys provided on all commercial vessels including:

Commercial Fishing Vessels. Inspected Passenger Vessels.
Dry and Liquid Bulk Cargo Vessels. Tugboats.
Research Vessels.

Surveys provided on recreational vessels including:

Sailing vessels.
Power boats.
Traditional Watercraft.

Survey Services Include:

Pre-Purchase and periodic condition and valuation surveys for lending institutions and insurance companies.
Hull and deck evaluations for elevated moisture levels within core laminates on fiberglass vessels, utilizing moisture meters and percussion testing.
Appraisals of equipment and permits
Trip in Tow surveys
Damage and salvage assessments
Tonnage measurements for fisheries permits or documentation
Shipyard and vessel project review and consultation
ABS Underwater survey in lieu of dry-docking, UWILD
Underwater hull surveys
Crane and A-Frame surveys and load certifications
Accident Investigations and Marine Forensic Analysis

Quest Marine Services is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council, ABYC. Surveys are performed to insure compliance with ABYC standards as well as standards and requirements set forth by the following organization where applicable.

National Fire Protection Association, NFPA
U.S. Coast Guard
American Bureau of Shipping, ABS
American Waterways Operators, Responsible Carrier Program, AWO/RCP

Quest Marine Services surveyors and divers have a wide range of experience investigating marine accidents. This experience gives Quest Marine the ability to provide expert marine accident and forensic investigation services. Quest Marine’s resource pool includes naval architects, metallurgists, marine surveyors, merchant marine officers and experienced technical divers. | 508-789-5901