Yachtwork has its own approach to survey reporting on yacht insurance claims. We are regularly instructed by insurers and claims handlers to inspect yachts after incidents, where our role is providing an assessment of damage, insight into cause and responsibility and recommended actions to rectify.
Whilst many insurers and claims handlers are required to become experts in the structural anatomy of a wide variety of vessels in order to digest the masses of information provided in damage survey reports, Yachtwork has taken the industry lead in providing concise and easy-to-understand reports that are comprehensive but direct and to the point.
Our director, Jim Vintner, believes in a no-nonsense approach and this is reflected in Yachtwork’s reports. We also have an array of associate surveyors across UK coastal locations and abroad who are trained in the same style, using our virtual learning environment as part of the induction process.
But what do you get in a Yachtwork insurance survey report? Firstly, we’ll clearly brief you about the conditions and limitations of visual surveys. These limitations apply to all surveyors – we’re upfront about them. We’ll provide you with the insured, insurer and claims handler’s information as well as a brief about the circumstances in which the inspection took place.
Next up, we’ll take you through the visual inspection. As a general rule, if it’s not relevant, we won’t include it! This saves you precious time when you’re reading our reports! We also provide visual information in the form of charts, images, and photographic evidence where necessary.
Finally, in our conclusion, we lay out the findings of the survey. This section will provide the claims handler with all the information they require to move forward. As with the rest of our report, this is concise but accurate and will include a summary of the incident, our assessment of the cause and where responsibility lies and our recommendations.
These reports may sound simple, but they’re not. They are thoroughly planned, comprehensive, and accurate; they are put into a no-nonsense and straightforward reporting style that provides only the relevant facts and that is easy to digest and take action points away from.
Our reporting style has been the catalyst for the expansion of the Yachtwork associate surveyors network, with clients across the country wanting immediate access to a Yachtwork-trained surveyor. If you are a claims manager/ claims handler and interested in working with us, please make contact with our director Jim Vintner to arrange a meeting or telephone call to discuss your specific requirements. If you are interested in becoming an associate surveyor with us, please also make contact. To understand more about our Insurance Surveys, head over to our Surveys Page.