Both situations present some limitations. However through a variety of techniques a surveyor can perform a C & V survey afloat or ashore.
The report is emailed, faxed or snailmailed to you and/or your insurance provider, as you specify.
The Marine Surveyor has to maintain his or her integrity, and report all conditions he/she witnesses aboard the boat. However, as the client you have every right to question the report. A revisit to the boat may be required.
In Canada and the US, independent Marine Surveyers are not regulated by government. However there are self-regulating associations that work to establish standards of qualification and survey technique. The principal national Canadian association is the Transport Canada Marine, in which I am certified as a 1st Class Motor Engineer and also I hold Pleasure Craft Captain License. The major factors to consider in choosing a surveyor are length of service in the industry, number of surveys performed, total absence of conflict of interest, and most important – reputation and integrity. And the surveyor’s technique and report validity must be recognized by key stakeholders (insurance and financial institutions.)
The report is emailed or snailmailed to the entity commissioning the survey.
The entity commissioning the survey pays the fees.
If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact
me by email or telephone.