Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA QBC Marine Surveys
Northport, New York, USA
Serving New York City, Long Island, Connecticut
New Jersey & All The US North East


David McClay, SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor
ABYC Master Technician
Cell: 631-764-7842, Home/Office: 631-757-9415



Services Provided
Marine Surveys are performed for a number of reasons, and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs:
Pre-Purchase Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.

Oil sample analysis for engines, generators, and transmissions is also available as a valuable diagnostic tool.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
Insurance Survey

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.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
Appraisal Inspection

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.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
Damage Inspection

This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, possible cause.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
Corrosion survey

This type of survey is done in order to locate the source of a corrosion problem on a boat, e.g. zinc anodes being used up at a rapid rate, pitting of propellers or shafts, or stray current corrosion. The source of corrosion could be in the owner's boat, in faulty wiring in a marina, or even from a nearby boat. This is a potentially dangerous and costly situation.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
Informational talks

I have prepared a presentation about the survey process for use at yacht clubs or other boating organizations. I cover the business of surveying, surveyors' qualifications, types of surveys, what a buyer should do before hiring a surveyor, how a seller should prepare his boat for survey, what a survey should cover - including a step-by step walk-through of a typical survey, and a show-and-tell portion demonstrating the tools of surveying. The presentation can be anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Please contact David McClay if your organization is interested.
Marine Surveys by QBC Marine Surveys, David McClay, SAMS® AMS®, Northport, New York, USA
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