Client: Removed for privacy
Date of report: December 19, 2014
Address: Removed for privacy
Our file #: 14 – 28399
Builder: Ray Lombard Doc. #: removed for privacy
Model/type: Ocean 53 / Catamaran HIN: removed for privacy
Year: 1996 Engine # & MFG.: Two Cummins GBTA5.9m-1
Length: 52′ H.P. per: 270 @ 2,600 rpm
Draft: 47″ Name: removed for privacy
Beam: 21′ 6″ Hailing Port: removed for privacy
HULL & STRUCTURE
The vessel was inspected while afloat and hauled. Hull construction material is composite fiberglass. Deck is constructed of composite fiberglass and above deck structures are constructed of composite fiberglass. Coring is foam. Bulkheads are constructed of composite fiberglass. Overall condition of the hull structure appears satisfactory. The vessel’s weight is unknown. Exterior rails and hardware appear satisfactory. Cosmetic condition of vessel appears marginal externally and internally. Vessel’s external colors are white with green and gold stripes. Below waterline through hull fittings appear marginal. The vessel is equipped with one electric and one electric / automatic bilge pump in each engine room and one Rule 800 electric / automatic in each hull forward that appear marginal – faulty and the bilge is holding minimal water. The ventilation system consists of natural ventilation and appears satisfactory. General housekeeping appears marginal.
Engines’ external surfaces appear satisfactory and exhibit significant rust (to port forward). Engine hour meters exhibit: P – 640 and S – 632 hours. Motor mounts appear satisfactory (except to port forward). Cooling systems appear satisfactory. Fuel system and components appear satisfactory. Exhaust system and components appear satisfactory – good. Electrical system and components appear satisfactory. Engine control systems appear satisfactory and shaft logs appear satisfactory. Steering control systems appear satisfactory and rudder ports appear satisfactory. Propulsion components appear satisfactory. Generator surfaces and motor mounts were not accessible (tight installation). Waste system and components appear satisfactory. General service seawater systems appear satisfactory.
Summary: Marginal – Satisfactory
There is 300 gallon capacity (approx.) in two aluminum tanks located in each hull aft. Fuel tank surfaces, where visible, appear satisfactory and the securing mechanism appears satisfactory. The fuel fill, vent, feed and return lines and components appear satisfactory.
The AC shore cord, inlet and connections appear satisfactory. The AC wiring and outlets appear satisfactory. The AC main feed are protected with circuit breakers. Battery arrangement appears satisfactory. Batteries are equipped with disconnect switches. DC wiring appears satisfactory. Circuit protection for the AC and DC branch system appears satisfactory. Wire terminations and connections appear satisfactory – marginal. Wire organization and arrangement appears satisfactory – marginal.
SAFETY AND LIFE SAVING
Vessel has three portable fire extinguishers with no visible date of expiration. Vessel has a Fireboy fixed fire suppression system, model MA2-370 (FE241) unit in each engine room with 2001 certification. The safety components include: ten type II adult and one type I adult PFDs. One throwable PFD; distress flares with expired certification (2007); two 20 KG Bruce anchors with chain and line rode that appears satisfactory. Navigational and anchor lights appear satisfactory (not tested). Other safety equipment includes 406 MHz EPIRB, canister air horn.
Summary: Marginal – Satisfactory
LP GAS SYSTEMS
Vessel is equipped with LP gas that fuels the exterior grill. There is no tank aboard.
The vessel was not inspected at its normal slip location.
Accessories include: Hydraulic steering, Raritan 172011 water heater with heat exchanger, bait pump, raw water wash down pump, PYI dripless shaft seals, tv/telephone inlet, lp bbq grill, 50A/125/250V shore power inlet, shore power cord, boxing speed bag, bait tank, aft deck bench seat, set of stern davits with electric winches, 8FIRM220A.1 transmissions, Coltri-Sub air compressor, two electric windlasses, remote controlled spotlight, flybridge with hard top, radar arch, flybridge seating, flybridge pedestal helm chair, Furuno Navnet unit with radar / plotter / sounder, engine instrumentation at flybridge helm includes tachometer with hour meter, oil pressure, volt and temperature, Jensen MCD 5112 stereo, Simrad AP20 autopilot, Ritchie compass, Horizon Spectrum + VHF, stainless steel kitchen includes 3-burner electric stove, range and double sink, Dometic refrigerator, six plastic water tanks, water pressure pump, air conditioner, two Vacu-flush heads (vacuum generators not seen)
The vessel is a composite fiberglass power catamaran equipped with two diesel engines and a diesel generator. The vessel was built by Baren Raymond Lombard, per the client and the Coast Guard document. The location of build is unknown. The client reports that he owned the vessel in the past. He purchased the vessel in 2002 and sold it in approximately 2004. Recently the buyers defaulted and the vessel was returned to his possession. The generator was added by the interim owners, its specifications are reported. Its installation precludes an inspection. The vessel was inspected while hauled. The vessel was not taken on a sea trial and the engines were not run. The client stated that he did operate the vessel from Chula Vista to the Shelter Island under its own power, but there is a problem with one of the engine’s electrical system. The vessel is basically structurally sound. The vessel was previously a passenger carrying vessel certified for 49-passengers. Per the PSIX website, the certificate of inspection expired on September 7, 2006. Upon completion of the recommendations, the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal cruising vessel. The steps necessary to return it to a certificated vessel are beyond the scope of this survey.
Overall Summary: Satisfactory
ACTUAL CASH VALUE – $150,000
NEW REPLACEMENT VALUE – $900,000
INVESTMENT – N/A
The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.
Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.
1. There are laminates added after construction about the top of both keels, with loose fibers and laminate visible aft on both keels. Properly assess the laminate around the top of the keels, remove loose laminates and fibers and address as necessary.
2. There are laminates added about the propeller shaft tubes and loose laminates forward of the port side propeller shaft tube. Remove the loose laminates, inspect and address as necessary.
3. There is loose laminate on the starboard hull bottom forward approximately 1 ½’ aft of a through hull, approximately 12’ aft of the forward waterline. Remove the loose laminate and repair as necessary.
4. Replace the port forward transducer fairing block as it is damaged.
5. Properly secure the loose external through hull screen on the port hull bottom forward.
6. Several through hull valves were not properly functional, including seized valve and a loose valve handle. As a result carefully inspect and service all through hulls and valves. We could not move the starboard side bait tank intake through hull valve, we could not move either of the engines’ through hull valves and a waste discharge valve handle is loose outboard forward in the starboard engine room. Only one of the six bilge pumps was energized, it was energized with its float switch. The two aft bilge pumps are not equipped with float switches. Assure that all six bilge pumps are properly functional in the automatic and manual modes.
7. Remove oil and fluid from the engine room bilges, particularly the starboard side. Service to eliminate any leaks.
8. The shore power cord and connector exhibit damage and there is no locking ring. Service or replace components as necessary.
9. Properly secure the loose terminal on the starboard engine room battery.
10. Replace wing nuts used on the engine room batteries with steel nuts and lock washers. Comply with A.B.Y.C. recommendations.
11. There is heavy corrosion forward on the port engine and on the mounts. Eliminate any water leaks, service or replace components as necessary. The port engine’s outboard forward mount likely requires replacement.
12. Maintain the EPIRB per the manufacturer’s recommendations. The battery expired in 2007 and the hydrostatic release expired in 2004.
13. Service the engines as necessary. One engine reportedly as an electrical issue and will not run without being jury rigged.
14. Properly label all circuit breakers, several labels are illegible.
15. There are several soft spots on the deck including amidships and forward on the port walk around deck, inboard and aft of the starboard engine hatch and to port on the aft deck. Address appropriately.
1. The hull identification number does not follow federal format, address if / as necessary.
2. The hull sides are in poor cosmetic condition as there are numerous scrapes and color differences. The client stated his intention to have the hull sides painted at Driscoll in the near future.
3. There are weeps in the starboard engine room, particularly forward. There is a rusty fuel filter bracket in this area. Service to eliminate the leaks and repair damage as necessary.
4. There is staining and apparent leaks or weeps into both anchor rode lockers, service to eliminate the weeps or leaks.
5. The freshwater pump is leaking and inoperative, replace and improve the pump.
6. We tested very few items for function, prior to using the vessel assure that all systems, including navigation and electronics, communication, navigational lights etc… are properly functional.
7. Modifications / upgrades necessary to return the vessel to its certificated condition are beyond the scope of this survey.
This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate. This inspection was performed for the expressed purpose of obtaining insurance/finance and should provide the information necessary for underwriting purposes. If any additional information is required, please contact the undersigned. This survey report is not intended for use as a “buyer’s survey”.
Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor