Hurricanes Irma & Maria BVI

SURVEYING SERVICES AFTER HURRICANES IRMA & MARIA IN THE BVI

With so many yachts and boats either badly damaged in the water, partially sunk or damaged in a boatyard we can offer the following services. For those who are away and cannot get to the BVI and are concerned about their investment. We have not, like other surveying companies started employing new staff who are not qualified surveyors, just to benefit from the circumstances. Geoff Williams will be your surveyor through this. The office is a little battered but it's business as usual!

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  1. Due to the present situation, where the vessels are still in an unstable situation we offer a "Hurricane Damage Preliminary Inspection". Where boatyards and marinas are still in a sometimes dangerous condition, access is normally limited to marina staff, salvage teams and surveyors. This inspection report is a detailed document with lots of clear photos of your vessel as she is at her present position. There will be comments regarding the immediate needs to prevent further damage or deterioration, details of the visible damage and the surveyors recommendations. If it is safe I will try and get aboard. The cost of a Preliminary Inspection is $250. Credit card details (Visa / MasterCard) or other payment arrangements will be required before scheduling an inspection.
  2. These 'Preliminary Reports' have been well received by boat owners, insurance companies and underwriters. 
  3. Once the boat is salvaged, or back on it's keel and in a safe environment, we can then plan a more thorough inspection. This could be a detailed Damage Survey (approximately $800), full Condition Survey (a rate sheet can be sent to you) or an inspection limited to the main structure of the vessel - an inspection of structural bulkheads, Internal Grid Unit, Keel attachment etc ($250).
  4. Due to the huge demand for surveying services, inspections are being limited to Nanny Cay Marina, Manuel Reef and areas from Nanny Cay to Road Town.
  5. Communications are almost up and running - we have good Internet, our cellular service is now in Nanny Cay (as of the 14th October) and we have Skype: westindiessurveyors 

GEOFF WOULD LIKE TO HELP 

 

Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting.”
― Francis LeGrande