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            Marine Surveys and Boat Appraisals 
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Marine surveys are performed for a number of reasons and the procedures for each 
varies to best suit your needs.


This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, determine the probable cause.
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel.  Condition and the overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This includes such items as structural integrity, out of the water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and                 maintenance.

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.

Champion Marine provides customized boating courses and seminars to both individual boat owners and boating groups.

Rick is a USCG-approved instructor for all courses leading to a 100-ton Masters license. Rick is also a United States Power Squadron certified instructor, and is a Texas Parks and Wildlife certified boating safety instructor.

Whether you want classroom training or on-the-water instruction on your boat, Champion Marine can tailor a boating course for you or your group.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (281) 734-4443.