Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dolphin Beach, B.C.
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Well, let me tell you something about boat surveyors.
Even a S.A.M.S. accredited boat surveyor is only required to have 3 years of direct, hands on, marine industry experience and pass a simple test to be a S.A.M.S. accredited boat surveyor.
Anybody can call themsevles a boat surveyor. All you need to do is have some business cards made up, maybe a nice website might help, and you is a boat surveyor.
It a freaking crazy system that the insurance companies and banks have swollowed hook, line and sinker.
Sure there are some guys out there surveying boats that really now there stuff but for the most part it is a self accrediting industry that ripps people off and puts those same people at grave risk.
Please, talk to other boaters and do your home work, it's your life and money at stake.