Marine Surveys are done to the Standards followed: Surveys are completed for recreational boats using as reference the federal regulations and amendments issued and enforced by the United States Coast Guard under the authority of Titles 33 and 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR’s) in effect at the time of the survey inspection. In addition the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-302) voluntary standards in effect at the time of the survey are used as reference. These ABYC and NFPA voluntary standard practices are generally followed by most vessel manufacturers today. 100% adherence is not guaranteed.
How Typical Surveys are conducted; All systems and components inspected and described herein apply only at Time of Survey and are considered serviceable and/or functional except as indicated in the survey report and listed in the Recommendations section. Electronic devices and instruments were checked for power up only – not for functionality. Areas not inspected include vessel structure areas which are covered, unexposed or inaccessible such as screwed down or false panels or bulkheads, moldings or any area that was not readily open for visual inspection. If a component is not identified in a report, it was not visible and/or not installed.