The Best Marine Damage Surveyors in Fort Lauderdale

importance-marine-damage-surveyI must preface this that since I purchased my boat four years ago, I have had a great working relationship with the folks at Simex International – Marine Surveyors in Fort Lauderdale. It was the first time that I had purchased a boat so I needed somebody to help me with everything, and I mean everything. I was smart enough to have a pre-purchase inspection performed by Capt. Paul Squire before taking the proverbial plunge. He created a detailed report about the boat’s condition and what I should expect in the near future. I was so grateful for that. Of course, he also did the marine insurance evaluation survey for my insurance company. This was quite detailed as well.

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Family Boats Training Class an Excellent Idea

Fort-Lauderdale-BoatNever having owned a boat before, my wife and I finally decided that since the children were all teenagers that this would be the perfect time. We spend so much time researching different makes and models that I never thought that we would find the right boat to suit all of our needs. Yes, we considered this to be a family decision so we had to make sure that each and every one of us was happy with the decision. To try to limit the length of time that it would take to decide, each of us needed to find five boats that they felt would best suit the needs of all family members. Honestly, I thought my wife was absolutely nuts for suggesting that however; it was a brilliant idea. I surely hope that she doesn’t read this or I’m in for a world of new ideas.

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Preparing Your Boat for the Marine Surveyor

preparing--boat-marine-surveyorMost marine surveyors in West Palm Beach are very busy all throughout the year. It is always of the utmost importance that the boat owner schedules an appointment as early as possible. Oftentimes, people want the survey performed as soon as possible. Everybody seems to want everything completed immediately however; there are too many variables when it comes to doing vessel inspections. Inspections cannot take place in inclement weather, and since the owner or representative must be present when the survey is being done, there are bound to be scheduling issues. Flexibility is a must for the boat owner.

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Your Marine Surveyor – The Fact Finder

your-marine-surveyorA marine surveyor is a finder of facts when it comes to the marine industry. He goes over the vessel more carefully than a doctor checks out a newborn baby. This is because he understands that your vessel is your baby. Surveys are important to boat owners and the surveyor always takes his job seriously.

Not an Advisor

The inspector is not an advisor. He’s not there to tell you whether or not to purchase the boat. Nor is he there to help you negotiate a better deal. This is way beyond the scope of his job. The surveyor is simply there to carefully inspect the vessel, and provide you with a detailed report. Of course, he will happily explain the report and answer all of the questions that the boat owner has about it.

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Insurance Surveys

There are many requirements that an insurance company expects the Fort Lauderdale owner of a vessel to comply with, including a mandatory marine insurance survey. When you need marine consultants in Fort Lauderdale, it would be wise to contact the most widely sought after vessel insurance inspectors in the area, Simex International – Marine Surveyors in Fort Lauderdale.


"Captain Paul did an excellent job . He was prompt and extremely thorough. He was invaluable in helping me make a decision in purchasing a vessel. You won't find anyone better."

Charles Burch

"A customer is the most important visitor. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so. -- Mahatma Gandhi"


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