BAUER MARITIME LLC
ABOUT BAUER MARITIME LLC
Bauer Maritime LLC was established with one mission: to provide consistent, high quality marine surveying and technical services for the discerning vessel or fleet owner, at an affordable price.
My extensive experience in vessel design, construction and maintenance results in an eye for the details that incites me to hone in on the technical merit of a vessel's construction and systems. My efforts exceed the expectations of my customers by providing a survey with a truly constructive assessment of condition with meaningful recommendations, and minimizing non-value-added "boiler-plate" elements common among typical marine surveys.
Bauer Maritime LLC can manage your yacht's maintenance to ensure continued reliability and preservation. Effectively, I'll be your "Chief Engineer", maximize your time enjoying the water and minimize repair costs by right-sizing your preventive maintenance requirements. You'll have peace of mind while I ensure your vessel is seaworthy by all standards.
Bauer Maritime LLC provides technical services to fleet operators in the areas of vessel project management, maintenance policy development, and life-cycle planning.
Erich Bauer, Surveyor Associate, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®), Inc.
USCG Master, 100 Ton NC
USCG Chief Engineer, Unlimited
Erich Bauer retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 23 years as a Naval Engineer, with responsibilities that span the entire ship life-cycle: design, construction, maintenance and major repair. He received a Masters of Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Erich has a life-long passion for all things related to boats, and has been an avid sailor for many years. He currently owns (and maintains) a 1978 Tayana Mariner 36 cutter, and his experience as a cruising sailor is also very valuable to his customers.
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel is examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.
INSURANCE SURVEY / APPRAISAL INSPECTION
The Insurance Survey is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.
The Appraisal Inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.
The surveyor can be retained by an insurance company to determine the cause of a loss and determine the extent of loss-related damage and may be asked to recommend repairs, review estimates, and determine the pre-loss value of a vessel. A vessel owner can retain a surveyor for the same purposes, but for the owner's behalf.
All You Need to Know
How long does a survey take, and when will I get the Report?
Surveys for recreational craft take between 2-4 hours depending on the type and size of vessel, extent of the survey, and whether is is hauled or sea-trialed. Survey Reports are usually mailed (or other means) 3 business days after completion of the survey.
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