How should I prepare for a Marine Survey?

Please arrange that the vessel is clean, shipshape and in operable condition. Any gear and equipment should be ready for inspection. All papers, records and manuals to the vessel, should be made available. Lockers and cabin areas should be clear of clutter and miscellaneous gear. You must make arrangements for the owner or a captain for sea trials and machinery operation, and schedule a marina to haul the vessel for bottom and running gear inspections. Any disassembly of the vessel to gain access to suspected areas should be performed by qualified personnel and the responsibility of the person ordering the survey. A written authorization may be required by the vessel owner before a survey is performed.