50′ Prout Lightning Strike Damage Repaired
Florida is the number 1 lightning strike state in the USA with more than double the incidents than the second most lightning prone state, Michigan. With more than 1,350 miles of coastline, Florida and surrounding locales are also boating meccas. Along with our proximity to the Bahamas and other Caribbean locales, it is not surprising that Maz Ocean gets a lot of projects like this 50-ft Prout sailboat that was struck severely.
When the Maz Ocean team gets a call, we send technicians to the location to inspect the damage. We compile a report and submit it to your insurance company. For example, on this Prout 50, after sustaining severe electronic damage in a Marsh Harbour (Abaco Islands, Bahamas), our team set out to assess the damage and prepared a full report to get the insurance process started.
Maz Ocean works on behalf of the owner with the insurance company and surveyor to ensure that all equipment is thoroughly tested and, where necessary, new replacements installed. It takes a lot of patience, but our techs and office staff who support you are very thorough.
A lightning strike can be an awful ordeal and leave you boat-less for a while. But once Maz Ocean finishes the electronics restoration, you will have replaced many if not all of your older model electronics with top of the line equipment and new wiring. So as a consolation for all the trouble, you will have many years or worry-free use of electronics and an increase in the value of your boat.