The new boating season is upon us … are you and your boat ready?

Imagine sitting on your boat, enjoying the crystal-clear waters and sunny, blue skies. To help ensure that time spent on your watercraft is safe and enjoyable, there are several items to take into consideration when preparing to launch a boat for the season.

To see that your voyage goes off without a hitch, it is important to keep yourself and others safe. A watercraft inspection or a marine survey are two great tools to assist in ensuring your watercraft’s safety and maintenance.

A watercraft inspection is typically used for smaller boats (26 feet or less). A marine survey is a detailed, thorough inspection of the infrastructure and all equipment attached to and on the boat.

A licensed marine surveyor completes both of these to evaluate and determine the condition and seaworthiness of your vessel. These evaluations give you recommendations as to what areas of your vessel may need attention to prevent you from having any troubles while enjoying your voyage. By routinely using these tools as well as performing proper maintenance on your boat, you will be protecting and ensuring the safety of all your precious cargo while traveling the peaceful and serene waters.

Now get out there and make some wonderful memories!