Marine Surveys by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA Birely Marine Surveyors

Stuart, Florida, USA
Serving Florida, The Caribbean and the US East Coast
Worldwide Service Available
Call: 772-781-9068

Bureau Veritas Doug Birely,
ABYC Standards Accredited, Certified Level 1 Thermographer

Principal Marine Surveyor


Services We Perform
Pre-Purchase Survey:
This is the most comprehensive type of survey, and is strongly advised to be performed when purchasing a new or used vessel.

This type of survey covers structural integrity, out of the water inspection, the propulsion, electrical, fuel systems, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, and electronics. Replacement and Fair Market Value costs are also included along with Finding and Recommendations.
Pre-Purchase Survey by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Also includes:

  • Thermal Imaging
  • Birely marine is specializing in thermal imaging. We are trained by The Infrared Training Center/ Flir to be a certified level 1 Thermographer to help with all your thermal imaging needs. This technology is fairly new in the marine surveying field and is a very helpful tool.
  • We are using this technology to look for voids, moister and delamination in the hull, decks, stringers and house. We can also inspect electrical systems looking for potential failures that could be devastating. Engine cooling systems and other cooling systems all can be inspected by this technology.
Marine Surveys by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Also includes:

  • Phenolic Hull Sounding is conducted
  • Electronic Moisture Analysis is performed
  • Sea Trial
Marine Surveys by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Insurance Survey:
This survey is conducted so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested that the vessel is safe for its intended use. They also require the vessel's fair market value.
Insurance Survey by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Damage Survey:
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, and if requested, possible cause.
Damage Surve by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Appraisal Survey:
Determines the fair market value of the vessel for financing, settlements and/or donation.
Appraisal Survey by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Sea Trial:
On a sailing vessel all sails are examined at a sail loft or lawn. The sail handling systems are operated and inspected.

On a power vessel an operational test and inspection of engines, generators and their components, steering, controls, shafts and electronics are performed.

Sea Trial by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Moisture Testing:
A non-destructive Moisture Meter is used to determine moisture content in the fiberglass lamination and wood. A Moisture Inspection is done prior to final layup after a Blister Repair.
Moisture Testing by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Consultation:
We offer consultation in all aspects of Vessel Builds and Repairs, and overseeing refits and repairs.
Consultation by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA
Hull Bottom Inspection:
Hull Bottom Inspections are performed to ascertain the integrity of the Hull.
Hull Bottom Inspection by Birely Marine Surveyors, Doug Birely, ABYC Standards Accredited, Stuart, Florida, USA



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