Atlas Yacht Service and Surveying
Capt Hughes performs surveys all over Central Florida and is willing to travel any part of the state to ensure
you have a comprehensive survey performed by an experienced Accredited Marine Surveyor.
REMEMBER CAPT RICK HUGHES WORKS ONLY FOR YOU AND REPORT TO NO ONE ELSE. HE
IS HERE TO PROTECT YOUR INTEREST ONLY!!
Call 321-431-1022 or email Rick@altasyachtservice.com to schedule your survey today!
WHY HAVE A MARINE SURVEY PERFORMED?
A thorough professional survey can provide you with important information on a vessels condition. Why hire
a surveyor? A professional surveyor will provide objective opinions through experienced eyes. Buying a boat
is emotional. People tend to fall in love with the prospect of a new car, house, a boat is no different. Love may
be blind, but a surveyor is working for you eyes wide open. Most banks and insurance underwriters require a
survey on older or larger vessels. They will want to know the condition and fair market value in order to insure
or finance your boat. The most important reason to survey your vessel however is for the safety of your
passengers and crew.
TYPES OF SURVEYS:
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. Oil samples of the mechanical
equipment is recommended at a minimum to determine the condition of the equipment. An independent engine
inspection by a qualified mechanic is recommended
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 the vessels intended use. Most
insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessels fair market value.
This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine fair market value of the
vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations, and legal cases.
This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and if requested, the
Capt. Rickey Hughes has owned a boat since he was 15 and has been working in
the Marine Industry for over 40 years. His experience in marine industry along
with his qualifications of being a Master Marine Surveyor and a USCG Captain
Master License will ensure you receive a through survey to help guide you
through the purchase process of a vessel or to provide to your insurance
Capt Hughes is a member with the US Surveyors Association #389106.