Types of Surveys

  • Condition & Value Survey (Pre-Purchase Survey)
    This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is recommended for all new purchases. Typically this includes an out of the water inspection and sea trials.
  • Insurance/Appraisal Survey
    This survey is typically done to assess risk for insurance companies or establish value for banks. It is a condensed version of the Condition & Value Survey and includes vessel condition, seaworthiness and safety. It may or may not include and out of water inspection or sea trails.
  • Damage Survey
    Damage Surveys are performed to asses the extent of damage to a vessel. Typically they also include root cause analysis.
  • Nondestructive Testing
    MDC employes several  nondestructive techniques when performing surveys including moisture meter readings, ultrasonic flaw detection & thickness gauging as well as high resolution thermal imaging.