The documentation provided by the Ocean Ireland surveyor will consist of a detailed report of the surveyor’s findings, according to the type of survey commissioned. The report will include a list of all deficiencies found on the boat and its equipment, an evaluation of the severity of each deficiency, the surveyor’s recommendations for repairs, and notes and comments. Ocean Ireland includes charts, diagrams, and photographs as needed to illustrate or document their report.
The length of the marine survey report and the amount of information contained in it will vary with the size of the boat and the systems it includes. The survey report on your boat may be provided to you via e-mail (PDF), CD or snail mail.
Some of the key items in the survey report include the following:
Overall Vessel Condition
The surveyor will provide an overall rating of the boat, noting whether the vessel presents any permanent problems that cannot be repaired, and assesses the boat’s overall fitness for its intended use.
Safety Equipment and Deficiencies
In addition to general observation and commentary on the safety aspects of the vessel, the survey will note in particular any safety equipment that must be replaced, and will make special note of any repairs or replacements that must be completed before the vessel can be considered safe and seaworthy.
Ocean Ireland marine survey reports will not only document recommended repairs, but will distinguish between repairs that would be desirable, those that are essential to the boats operation, and those that are required for the boat to be in compliance with the law.