Merrimac Marine:

The specialized world of marine surveyors requires detailed knowledge that goes beyond expertise in specific vessels. Along with the ability to determine seaworthiness or necessary repairs, inspections also require an understanding of regulations, vessel value, insurance claims, communication skills and much more. With so much riding on that expertise, a minute omission or error can create severe consequences, making marine surveyor insurance a necessity.

Liability Protection

While expertise and attention to detail ensure smooth sailing for clients, humans aren’t perfect. If an error results in a client enduring a financial loss, a surveyor could potentially face a lawsuit. These situations may include:

  • The inaccurate vessel, vessel condition or cargo descriptions
  • Incomplete reports
  • Failure to submit reports within the expected timeline
  • Submission of reports to incorrect entity

Additional Peace of Mind

Beyond the actual task of surveying vessels, the surveyor also owns assets and has potential employees for which they are responsible. According to, because every business is unique, a one-size-fits-all approach could result in inadequate coverage. To help weather the storm in case the waters get tumultuous, protecting every facet of a business is necessary. Depending on the size and needs of the operation, additional coverage to consider includes:

  • General liability
  • Commercial property
  • Business interruption coverage
  • Inland marine coverage
  • Commercial auto
  • Workers compensation
Stay Protected From Unsmooth Sailing