GDS MARINE SERVICES LLC
Marine Surveying and
Gary Swearengin, SAMS AMS® #761
1001 Riverchase Road, Huntsville, Alabama
Phone/Fax (256) 881-2589
Serving Alabama, Eastern Mississippi, Tennessee,
Southern Kentucky, and Western Georgia. Will travel further if
At GDS Marine Services LLC we understand that each boat has its own
"personality" and has special requirements that demand
special attention. Each survey we conduct have those requirements
Voice-mail and cellular telephone communication links are used
to insure that the client is never far from the surveyor.
Description of Some of the Services Offered
- Pre-Purchase Survey - This is the most
comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised
when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and
overall operation of the vessel will be examined. This
covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the
propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery,
navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems,
cosmetic appearance, electronics, market value, replacement
cost and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water
inspection and a sea trial.
- Insurance Survey - This inspection, commonly called
a Condition and Value or C and V, is performed so
that the insurance company can determine whether or not
the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in
structural integrity and safety for its intended use.
Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats.
They will also want to know the vessel's market value and
- Appraisal Inspection - This inspection is
performed to gather enough information to justify or
determine the market value of the vessel. This is
normally needed for financing, estate settlements,
donations and legal cases.
- Damage Investigation - This is performed to assess
the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair
cost, and if requested, possible cause.
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