Latham Meehan & Associates LLC--Marine Surveyors
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Latham Meehan & Associates LLC  Marine Surveyors

Seattle to Alaska --- Phone 360-638-1282 or email jmaxatsea@aol.com





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You need a Marine Surveyor!

Our business includes conducting professional marine surveys, marine consulting, and vessel deliveries.  Washington State is our base, from Seattle and greater Puget Sound, to Alaska and Oregon.  As partners we each have 35 years practical experience in the marine field both power and sail.  We both have extensive offshore experience, including sailing around the world, and have made a combine 14 passages to Alaska.  You may contact us by phone at 360-638-1282, or by email at jmaxatsea@aol.com .   We specialize in power and sail recreational vessels, and provide expert evaluation of vessels condition and value.  We work in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Orchard, Shelton, Olympia,  Seattle, Tacoma, Edmonds, Everett, Anacortes, Bellingham, or just about any place you find a travel lift.  We are passionate about boats, and provide prompt professional service!

Marine Surveys, Yacht Surveys, Boat Surveys:

Marine surveys are commonly done for pre-purchase, pre-sale, insurance, damage assessment, and voyage planning.  A buyer of a used boat or yacht should always make their offer "subject to a marine survey."

Our marine survey product includes a thorough examination of the vessel, top to bottom, inside and out,  followed by a comprehensive, timely, easy to read,  accurate report, accepted industry wide, and documented with pictures.  The report will document the condition of the boat, the equipment aboard, and any repairs needed and non standard items observed.  The process takes 4 to 8 hours (depending on size of boat) of physical inspection including sea trial, and 3-6 days for research and the publication of the report.  It is usually necessary to arrange a haul-out and pressure wash for the inspection.  Also available are rigging inspections and engine oil analysis tests (see special offer in red below).  Member of SAMS (SA) (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors), the worlds leading surveyors' association.  We use the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),  US Code of Federal Regulations, and US Coast Guard for standards and guidelines in conducting our surveys.

We prefer the boat owner and prospective buyer be present at the survey.  This allows dialog about the process and valuable insight from our years of practical experience.

Price of the survey is dependent on the type of survey, and size and complexity of the vessel.  Call or email for a quote!

Special offer for those that read this:  included in the survey price is one free oil analysis ($50 value) if done at the time of the survey and with a warm engine.  You need to tell me you saw this on my website!

Marine Consulting:

Consulting is another professional service we offer.  Some prospective boat owners just want an expert opinion on the vessel they are buying.  This can done without a formal survey report, which reduces your costs.  We also consult for owners that need boat repairs to insure the work is being done to current standards.  Our services include damage assessment, repair oversight for owner, troubleshooting problems, advice on outfitting your vessel, preparing for off-shore use, and trip planning.

Deliveries:

On a case-by-case basis we will make vessel deliveries for customers.  We assess the vessels condition for the planned voyage and timing of the delivery, as it relates to weather and desired dates, before we decide to do the job.  Our experience has taught us to be prepared and be flexible.


Page 2:               Who we are and sample survey report
Page 3:               Types of surveys
Page 4:               Choosing a marine surveyor
Page 5:                Preparing for the survey
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