In need of a survey service at the end of your vessel’s charter contract? Turn to Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd. for your phase-out survey needs.

The trusted name in marine survey services in the British Virgin Islands for more than 15 years, we have a wealth of experience in performing end of contract ship condition survey services. Our detailed survey is performed in three main stages, working to ensure vessels are in full working and operational order before being returned to the owner.

Our survey service starts with an in-water inspection of the bottom of the vessel following its last charter, and includes any recommendations on needed repairs or concerns. The inspection next continues as the phase out begins, and includes a full report on any recommendations or necessary service that our inspectors find. Lastly, once the charterer has completed any maintenance, we perform a final review to ensure that all repair work has been completed to maritime standards.

Services generally are performed over a four-week period, and does not cover in-depth inspection of engine mechanical equipment or sail conditions. We can recommend local contractors for engine or sail surveys, as requested.

For more information on our phase-out surveying service or to schedule an appointment for a vessel, contact us today by email at info@caribsurveyors.com or call us at 284-494-2091.

We regularly survey boats at the end of their charter contract at all the charter companies in the BVI. We work for the vessel’s owners and work closely with the maintenance crew of the charter companies.

Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd Condition Survey for Phase-Out

The purpose of the phase-out survey, is to provide the owner with a report of the condition of the vessel after the charter company has completed their work to phase-out the vessel from their fleet. The survey is usually carried out in three phases. We inspect the vessel’s bottom preferably after the last charter and make recommendations. We survey the rest of the vessel when the phase out has started and make recommendations. We re-inspect the vessel when the charter company think that they have finished to check that all the work has been completed to a satisfactory standard. Sometimes we have to make several follow up visits to ensure compliance with recommendations.

The Survey Report Will:

Identify the vessel and major equipment using serial numbers wherever possible.
Identify defects, damages, previous repairs where visible.
Include an evaluation of the structural integrity of the hull and deck.
Report on the hull bottom for delamination and osmosis evaluation.
Report on the condition of the mast and rigging.
Report on the installation of machinery and the condition of engines as far as can be ascertained from their operation.
Report on the installation of electrical equipment.
Report on the tankage.
Include details of the safety equipment.
Evaluate the navigation equipment.
Be written in concise normal language using marine terminology where necessary.
Contain digital photographs of pertinent items.
Be completed in a timely manner.
The survey does not include a detailed evaluation of the sails, a detailed mechanical evaluation of the engine(s), these are available through local contractors.

The Survey

The phase out of fleet usually takes place over a four week period. The survey is usually carried out in three phases. We inspect the vessel’s bottom preferably after the last charter and make recommendations. We survey the rest of the vessel when the phase out has started and make recommendations. We re-inspect the vessel when the charter company think that they have finished to check that all the work has been completed to a satisfactory standard. Sometimes we have to make several follow up visits to ensure compliance with recommendations.

THE PHASE-OUT SURVEY CAN ALSO USED BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CAN BE USED FOR INSURANCE PROVIDED WE KNOW IN ADVANCE.

Our Fees

We have a basic fee structure of US$27.00 per foot for monohulls and US$30.00 per foot for catamaran. This fee includes one follow-up “Compliance” inspection at no extra charge.

Our Contract

Please review our Survey Contract. You can print it and either fax it to us or scan it and email it to us when we have agreed terms and dates etc.

You can CONTACT US to get a quote if you have non standard needs or particular concerns over the phase-out. (1) 284 494 2091 info@caribsurveyors.com