Mackay Marine Surveyors

Yacht & Small Craft Surveyors
Covering Scotland, UK, Europe & Beyond
Forth Marine Surveyors

Yacht & Small Craft Surveys

Mackay Marine Services provides;
  • 1. Condition (Pre-purchase) & Valuation Surveys & Reports
  • 2. Insurance Valuation Surveys & Reports
  • 3. Damage Surveys and Reports
  • 4. Valuations
  • 5. Sea Trials
  • 6. Consultancy work
  • 7. Engine Oil Sampling
  • 8. Limited Scope Survey, e.g. machinery or electrical equipment repairs etc.
  • 9. Hull Surveys - including deck moisture readings on FRP vessels
We provide (in-depth) surveys and inspections) of all related equipment, including testing and performance data monitoring during sea trials. Details of types of the survey work we undertake are as follows:

Condition (Pre-purchase) Valuation 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 should 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, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial. The surveyor will undertake an impartial critical inspection of the vessel's condition and arrive at a reasonable approximation as to its Fair Market Value.

Insurance & Valuation Surveys

An insurance survey is slightly shorter than a pre-purchase survey. It concentrates on the structure of the vessel, and has less emphasis on furnishings, sails and equipment. This is normally requested by the owner's insurance company. It usually is a requirement for the vessel to be inspected every 5 to 10 years, but the period varies with different insurance companies. Moreover, some insurance companies require specific kinds of surveys, e.g. rigging and engine oil analysis etc., as part of this type of survey. This should be checked with the owner's insurance company and brought to the attention of the Marine Surveying Company.

Damage Survey

A Damage Survey and Insurance Claim Survey is generally requested by an insurance company to determine the extent of damage to a vessel in an insurance claim, however, sometimes a vessel owner may find this survey useful to protect their own interest in dealing with a damage claim. The survey report will recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, a possible cause. A detailed report will be included, along with photographs.

Sea Trials

This assessment is normally undertaken concurrent with the Condition (Pre-purchase) Valuation Survey. However, it may be taken separately. The purpose of the Sea Trials is for the surveyor to determine, whether or not the vessel can perform in accordance with expectations (contractually or otherwise) of the client. To do this the survey will need to know what is expected of the craft (the intended performance parameters).

Project Management/Consulting

Mackay Marine Surveyors have many years of experience in Project Management of new / conversion of large vessel construction, Coordinating refit projects as owner's representative, and Consulting Engineer, including the development of specifications and tender evaluations for electrical, fire & Gas and, vessels communications systems (on larger vessels), as wells as monitoring of systems and assurance on behalf of the client.

Vessel Quality Management Systems & Assurance

Mackay Marine Surveyors can provide Quality Management Systems (QMS) Auditing and checks for non-conformity, in relation to national and international standards, and risk assessment management for commercial vessels and yachts. We also undertake internal auditing of the design stages of projects on behalf of the client.

These services are quoted on an individual basis as no two jobs are the same. We are competitive with the rest of the best.

Moisture Meter

Moisture meter and crack testing meaurements are included in the price of the overall survey.

Up Mast Rigging Survey

Spars and rigging are normally surveyed from deck level. Should an Up Mast Rigging Survey be required, Forth Marine will advise the client with details / arrange on behalf of the client a competent specialist rigging surveyor.

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Mackay Marine Surveyors

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Mackay Marine Surveyors are Underwritten by LLOYDS of London