New England Marine Survey was established in 1986 to provide quality marine survey services. Bill Robbins, the principal of New England Marine Survey has 32 years of experience working in the insurance industry, twenty-eight of which focused in marine insurance. He developed and presents a series of courses for Marine Surveyors entitled Damage Survey 101 and 201.
Marine Surveyors are generally someone who has spent a career working in the marine or other technical trade. The average boater thinks of a surveyor as an “old salt” who will evaluate a boat that they are purchasing. This is true and some surveyors will specialize in powerboats, sailboats, commercial or yachts. We no longer undertake Pre-Purchase Surveys.
At New England Marine Survey, LLC., the specialty is serving the needs of marine finance and insurance underwriters. Our practice focuses on Condition & Value Surveys and also Damage Surveys. We are known for our experience in investigating the cause of insurance related losses and evaluating damage to determine repairability and associated costs. We undertake assignments as Appraiser and Umpire in insurance related disputes.
We evaluate and appraise damage to shore side structures such as marine bulkheads, fixed and floating docks and piers. We evaluate and appraise damage to marine equipment such as boat lifts, trailers, fork lifts and other boatyard equipment.
We are also experienced in Appraisal of Value assignments, determining the market value of a vessel using USPAP* criteria.
*The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. USPAP contains standards for all types of appraisal services. Standards are included for real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognize USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and require USPAP compliance for appraisers in federally related transactions. State Appraiser Certification and Licensing Boards; federal, state, and local agencies, appraisal services; and appraisal trade associations require compliance with USPAP.