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.

Also Avaiable:

  • 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.
  • Phenolic Hull Sounding is conducted
  • Electronic Moisture Analysis is performed
  • Sea Trial

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

Damage Survey:
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, and if requested, possible cause.

Appraisal Survey:
Determines the fair market value of the vessel for financing, settlements and/or donation.

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.

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.

We offer consultation in all aspects of Vessel Builds and Repairs, and overseeing refits and repairs.

Hull Bottom Inspection:
Hull Bottom Inspections are performed to ascertain the integrity of the Hull.