INSPECTIONS & SPECIALIZED SERVICES

TRUE NORTH MARINE OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF INSPECTIONS & SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO SUPPORT YOUR BOATING NEEDS.

Mechanical Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Cosmetic/Curb Appeal Inspections
Galvanic & AC Stray Current Inspections
Odor Control & Mitigation Services
Survey Deficiency Repair Services
Lightning Strike & Insurance Claim Repairs

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MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS

This important inspection is intended to give a clear evaluation of the overall condition of (typically) the most expensive pieces of equipment on board your boat – engines and generators!

We measure and test critical criteria on both gas and diesel units. We perform ECU scans where possible and draw oil samples from engines and drives for analysis. Expert analysis of these results are provided, along with a comprehensive list of observations, severity rankings, and recommendations. Once again, the intent is to arm our customers with this information before being knee-deep in contract negotiations. While we regularly perform this service for customers purchasing a vessel, it is also incredibly valuable information to know prior to listing your boat.

Disclosing a known issue in advance not only prevents wasted time, but more importantly eliminates negotiating points after a purchase agreement is executed.

MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

The purpose of this inspection is to test functionality and operation, and visually inspect components, equipment, and spaces of on board systems in order to identify any maintenance or repair needs that would eventually be flagged during a survey later in the purchase process.

By identifying issues prior to bringing the boat to market, informed decisions can be made. These repairs can either be corrected prior to listing, or disclosed as part of that listing. This helps minimize late hour negotiations or price reductions to complete a sale (or kill it…). This is not intended to take the place of a full survey and will likely not identify all issues aboard your boat. However, rest assumed any issues identified during a Systems Inspection would be identified later by a good surveyor.

Once again, with the full support of a qualified Service Department, we can get things done and are not subject to subbing out to local contractor talent.

COSMETIC CURB APPEAL INSPECTIONS

This inspection is focused on identifying those items that make your boat look and feel old and tired.

Sometimes these are items you may have grown accustomed to or see past on a daily basis, but may jump out to prospective buyers and negatively impact their initial impression of your vessel. Weathered nav lights, yellowed cup holders or courtesy lights, or “classic” gold cabinet hardware are just a couple examples. These items aren’t typically critical to the boat’s function or operation, but can have an extreme cumulative effect on potential buyers stepping aboard. Through years of experience, our parts department has the knowledge and know-how to track down these parts that can be difficult and time consuming for other companies to tackle. While some items may not be feasible or financially reasonable to replace, often times the complete look and feel of a boat can be dramatically improved with a very reasonable investment.

The Goal is to help your boat look and feel better (and newer). This inspection is typically performed on vessels being prepared for listing. However, customers looking to enjoy the look and feel of an updated boat can also take advantage of this unique service!

GALVANIC & AC STRAY CURRENT INSPECTIONS

Many of our customers have been surprised at haul-outs by corroded underwater hardware. This in turn leads to very expensive repairs that can unexpectedly strain a boating budget. If you’ve ever been through this awful experience, you know it’s definitely not something you want to go through again. The truly frustrating thing is that this is completely avoidable. As part of this inspection, we measure critical galvanic voltages using an appropriate reference cell at each fixture and bonding system connection point in order to provide a clear understanding of levels of protection and/or needed maintenance. We can also determine the effect of other adjacent vessels on your anode consumption and determine what impact a Galvanic Isolator may have. Imagine the peace of mind you can enjoy knowing your anodes are actually doing their job!

We also check for dangerous AC current leakage. All of the AC electrical current that comes from the dockside electrical system, through the shore power cable and onto your boat should return via the same path. The net result of this current flow should be zero. We perform a brief but valuable real-time check for AC stray current that may be affecting the safety of your vessel and any personnel that may be in the water around it.

ODOR CONTROL & MITIGATION

SURVEY DEFICIENCY ESTIMATE & REPAIR SERVICES

LIGHTNING STRIKE  & INSURANCE CLAIM REPAIRS

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Manufacturers & Dealer Partners

True North Marine regularly sells, installs, services, maintains, or repairs equipment from the following manufacturers.

ENGINE MANUFACTURERS

GENERATOR MANUFACTURERS

STEERING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS MANUFACTURERS

ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURERS

ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS

AIR CONDITIONING MANUFACTURERS

REFRIGERATION MANUFACTURERS

SANITATION MANUFACTURERS

WATERMAKER MANUFACTURERS

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