Hurricanes Irma & Maria BVI

SURVEYING SERVICES INTO 2018 AFTER HURRICANES IRMA & MARIA IN THE BVI

With so many yachts and boats either badly damaged in the water or damaged in a boatyard we can offer the following services (below). 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. After the hurricanes (September to December) we offered owners a "Hurricane Damage Preliminary Inspection". Hundreds of these reports were successfully generated and were well received by boat owners and Insurance companies. 
  2. 2018 - The need for 'Preliminary Reports' is now over and detailed Damage Surveys can now be completed, as most boats are in a stable condition afloat or chocked in boatyards.  
  3. We now offer a detailed Damage Survey (approximate cost $800 / on Tortola) or a full Condition Survey (a rate sheet can be sent to you on request) or an inspection limited to the main structure of the vessel - an inspection of structural bulkheads, Internal Grid Unit, Keel attachment etc ($300).
  4. Conditions: The vessel must be in a stable, safe condition. Interiors need to be reasonably clean - no mildew or stagnant water and fumigated if need be. After four + months since the storms we are finding some boats are in a terrible condition. To schedule a survey, credit card details are needed - Visa or MasterCard. Details can be e-mailed or phoned in - cellular or Skype.    
  5. Communications are up and running - we have reasonably good Internet and the cellular service is ok. We also 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