A marine survey will sometimes expose dramatic (and expensive) issues. While not ideal, it is important that a boat owner is completely educated about the challenges they face to keep their boat in a safely operating condition.  More frequently, a marine survey will help owners prevent these expensive issues from happening. These pictures are of issues identified during either a Pre-Purchase Marine Survey or Insurance Condition & Value Survey. They are representative of the sorts of issues that can eventually lead to failure but were discovered and prevented with a thorough marine survey inspection. Follow me on Facebook or YouTube to get updates on interesting surveying finds.  For more photos and remarkable inspection findings, visit my blog.
Chapman School of Seamanship
American Boat & Yacht Council
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice