Accredited Marine Surveyor - Insured, Indpendent, experienced, thorough

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Les Salliotte AMS 576
Downriver Marine Surveyors

2827 2nd St
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Cell (734) 516-1176
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc Downriver Marine Surveyors is a proud member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.
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Across the top of the page are links to other areas of the site. In About you will find my resume and history, in Services I explain how I base my fees and the type of surveys I perform, Under FAQ's are some typical questions about Marine Surveys but if you have a question that you don't see there drop me an email or call. Under Photos are some pictures, that area is not very far along. Sample reports has of course a sample of my reports so you can see the end product and the way it is laid out. Also in that area is a Work Order that must be completed before the survey begins. Links are to web sites I feel are worthwhile and Contact is a form to email me.

Along the side are some articles I have authored.

My name is Les Salliotte. I am a member of The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and hold the designation of Accredited Marine Surveyor with Yacht and Small Craft Specialty. I am the owner and primary surveyor of Downriver Marine Surveyors. I have been doing Marine Surveys for 30 years. I apprenticed under Lloyd Affholter and took over the business from Lloyd. I have always specialized in Condition and Valuation (C&V) surveys on pleasure boats. Most years I perform about 150 Surveys. A high percentage of the surveys are done on Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) boats.

I work solely for my client. Therefore, no information is shared with any parties without prior consent of my client excepting if I find a condition that could cause imminent harm to life or property I will notify the proper persons. My reports are delivered via e-mail as a pdf file. The file is yours to do with what you'd like. All reports are completed in a timely manner and are usually twelve pages in length. Numerous digital photographs are taken with pertinent pictures included in the report.

My report is based on compliance with the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and local laws when applicable. The report must contain some specialized nautical language but I also make sure it is understandable without specialized knowledge.

I encourage my client to be present during the Marine Survey. It takes longer, but you will learn as we go. You will see, hear and touch what I am testing, how I am testing it and whether the test is positive or negative. It will be an interesting day and will make reading of the report much easier or even unnecessary. In the end you will have a greater understanding of the vessel and her systems.

I don't just want to survey this boat for you, I want to survey every boat you ever own.

I have never had a Marine Survey report rejected for lack of thoroughness or competency.

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