Reasons to Take Yacht Owner Lessons

yacht owner lessonsOnce you move into the world of yacht ownership, it’s important to realize that it is very different than handling a typical boat. A yacht is a completely different thing. You may have been a whiz at operating your 26 foot cabin cruiser however; moving up to a yacht leaves you with a lot more to learn. From proper maneuvering to the new systems, you must be taught to master them. Lessons for yacht owners are the best solution to learning all about your wonderful new vessel.

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things-before-marine-surveyNearly everyone in the Miami boating community is quite familiar with having marine surveys done. Of course, there is the required insurance evaluation survey and the pre-purchase survey. When something happens to your vessel, there is the marine damage survey. Marine surveys are facts of life when you own a vessel. This will help prepare you for your next survey.

Be On Time

There are times when a whole host of people need to be onsite for the inspection. Trying to get everyone’s schedule in sync can be difficult. Once a time is set up, be sure to be there on time. Even if one of these people are running late can cause the marine surveyor to cancel.

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Inspect before You Buy a Boat

inspect-before-buy-boatNow that our four children are all grown, out of college and living on their own, my husband and I decided to fulfill our dreams of owning a boat again. We’re not completely brand new to boating. We’ve had several boats in years past, but with expensive college tuitions and demanding careers, there just wasn’t enough money or time for boating. Although we knew exactly what we wanted feature-wise, neither my husband nor I are mechanically inclined in any sense of the word. I mean, I had to call an electrician to install a new light fixture in the dining room. We are definitely not mechanically inclined.

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The Importance of a Marine Damage Survey

importance-marine-damage-surveyThere will be a time when your vessel becomes damaged and will be in need of repair. I understand that this is never something that a boat owner wants to accept, but it is the truth. Accidents happen, whether you’re on land, sea or air. Nobody plans for them to happen; that’s why they’re called accidents. Damage can also occur from inclement weather, such as tropical storms and hurricanes. Although we do all that we can to protect our vessels, sometimes there’s nothing that can be done to avoid 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.


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