The deal may seem straightforward on its face, but underlying problems may not show cosmetically. It is best to do your homework first, sometimes even before the first dollar is put down on deposit. A wreck and repair history can often be discovered through research and diligence before the vessel is even physically inspected or surveyed. It is better to know what you're dealing with up front, then to have an unpleasant surprise crop up later.
Click to read a worst-case scenario of a wrecked boat, cleaned up cosmetically but with underlying problems
Great Lakes Marine Surveyors, since 1969
The Company provides an extensive range of marine surveying
services, with specialties in yachts and small craft, power and sail, both pleasure and commercial.
Additional services include, marine equipment appraisals, vessel
damage surveys, insurance inspections, expert/courtroom testimony, and salvage coordination/oversight. Expert consultation services are also available, either in person or over the telephone. Our services can also be custom tailored to meet the needs of individual customers.