WE APPRAISE BOATS AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT FOR INSURANCE, ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, DIVORCES AND DONATIONS.
You may be surprised to learn that having your boat or personal watercraft appraised is just as important as any other collector vehicle. Probably more so considering towing, storage and maintenance is so much more critical than an automobile.
Making the decision to invest in a boat requires careful consideration before you buy. It is not like a car that gets uses just about every day of the year.
If you are considering a joint ownership, establishing the value of the boat or watercraft will be key in resolving any disagreements in the future.
A yacht can be a serious investment. In the event of damage or loss, your asset is needs to be insured with full comprehensive replacement value insurance. Replacement value insurance starts with a detailed appraisal report that fully documents your investment.
If you, your bank or your insurance company can't look in a book and find out exactly what your boat or watercraft is worth, then you need to have it professionally appraised by The Appraiser Guys at Auto Appraisal Network.
Antique and Classic Boats
Antique and Classic boat restorations are no different than cars. The reality is that the cost of restoration would be difficult, or even impossible, to recover if not properly documented and insured. Replacement cost of an antique or classic boat is no where near the fair market value. For this reason, an insurance appraisal takes into account the time and cost of materials to replicate the insured vessel.
Protect your boat. Have it professionally appraised!
The cost of restoring a classic boat can be 2-3 times more than what you can buy a similar boat for and for this reason, specialty insurance is required to insure a restored boat for the replacement value.
There are no value guides for a bank to use for financing your leisure craft that account for the endless options and custom features of most boats. The amount you have put into it has to go into the details of an appraisal report to properly document and account for the actual replacement value of a boat or watercraft.