Thank you for this opportunity to present our firm's background and the range of our services, which include: condition and valuation surveys (for purchase and/or insurance) and property loss (damage) investigations.
We go to great lengths to keep ourselves up to date on current technology and practices in the marine surveying and related fields by attending numerous technical seminars and by extensive reading of technical publications.
One of the requirements for being an Accredited Marine Surveyor is to substantiate 60 continuing education credits over a 5 year period - because of the number of seminars we attend, this is easily done in 1 to 2 years.
Peggy J. Feakes, SAMS® AMS® and CMI-I
R. J. Whitfield & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 692967
Stockton, California 95269-2967
Phone: (800) 344-1838 (in Northern California) or (209) 956-8488
Cell phone: (209) 406-9679
Condition and valuation surveys are performed for pre-purchase, insurance and/or financing. Our job is to go over the vessel from one end to the other, looking for structural condition, system operation (where we can test it) and compliance with safety standards. We will also work up a valuation; generally this is based on values of like or comparable vessels.
Approximately 75% of our work involves property loss investigations for various insurance companies. For damage claims, our job is to determine the proximate cause of loss, the extent of damage and make sure that the repair costs are fair and reasonable.
Our corporation was formed in October of 1986. Since that time, we have performed over 2,710 condition and valuation surveys, as well as over 4,000 property loss investigations. Our work is accepted by virtually all major and local financial institutions and insurance carriers.
CONDITION & VALUATION SURVEYS:
Fiberglass power and sail (up to 60 feet) -- $15 per foot afloat; $16 per foot hauled out
Wood vessels and vessels over 60 feet -- charged at our hourly rate
Minimum charge is $450.
Travel charges -- no charge for travel within 100 miles one way; travel expenses at the current IRS approved mileage rate, round trip, if over 100 miles.
If you would like to see a sample of our work, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a sample report -- no charge!
Email -- email@example.com
Office phone -- 209-956-8488
Cell phone -- 209-406-9679
Mailing address: PO Box 692967,
Stockton, CA 95269-2967