Parked your vessel on a seawall? Tried to fit a 30’ boat into a 25’ slip? Used your propeller as a depthsounder?
Peter Hunt provides full marine survey services such as damage claims, damage consulting, repair supervision, expert witness, etc.
If your vessel sustains damage, usually you report it first to the insurance company and often they will send out a surveyor or an adjuster (at their expense) to inspect the damage. They may request you to get an estimate of repair from a repair yard. Usually the claim is then settled. Sometimes you may need to hire a surveyor on your own to represent you if you feel the settlement by the insurance company is not proper, or if you are seeking resolution through an uninsured party.
There may be other unique situations that you may need an independent surveyor to work with you or a situation.