A boat appraisal survey determines your boat’s current value. People often schedule an appraisal survey for financing, estate, and divorce settlements. The IRS, courts, insurance companies, and banks all recognize professional marine surveyors and their appraisal surveys. The best way to determine the value of your boat accurately is to schedule a boat appraisal survey with a professional and experienced marine surveyor—that’s where we come in.
There are a few steps that a boat surveyor will go through to determine your boat’s value. The surveyor will inspect your boat's hull, electronics, electrical systems, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, engine, mechanical systems, and more. This thorough inspection will determine your boat's value and condition. If there is a lot of wear and tear or broken parts, it will decrease the value. On the other hand, if you keep your boat in excellent shape, your boat will retain its value.
In addition to financing, estate, and divorce settlements, people also schedule a boat survey and appraisal when they are selling a boat or settling a legal case. When you sell your boat, you need to know what it's worth, so you can negotiate and obtain a fair deal. With the results from a boat appraisal survey in hand, you’ll have the information you need to conduct a successful negotiation.
It’s important to schedule an appraisal survey with an experienced, qualified, and professional marine surveyor. You need someone you can trust to provide an accurate value for your boat. Here at A-Drift Marine Surveyors, we offer appraisal surveys and more from professional surveyor Mark Bevans. Mark is a graduate from the Chapman School of Seamanship, a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and has decades of experience in the industry. Reach out to us today to schedule a marine survey for your boat.