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help. One of my employees has exten- sive U.S. Coast Guard experience and that’s something that I lack. When we look at a boat, we see different things.

My industry experience guides my surveys and audits. His inspection experience guides his. We both learn from each other and in turn, offer the customer a better product.

Make sure that your surveyor is as objective as humanly possible. You want an honest, critical report. You want to avoid injury, death and harm to the environment and a survey that glosses over or ignores the problems will come back to bite you. You may not initially like what you read, but your company and vessel will improve.

Vet your surveyor. If he or she is in


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