It is easy to agree to a great-sounding deal only to realise that the small print reveals you have to travel to their HQ on the other side of Europe, or that the company has very limited availability to offer surveys for the Winter Re-fit. Companies that will travel to your boat are a big bonus. If your survey can be done in under two weeks even during peak times, this speaks volumes about the efficiency and organisation of the company. For example, market leader DCRS estimates seven to ten days to undertake its in-depth survey.
It will make it easier for you if the company’s services expand beyond simply installing radios. Try to find a business which does more; upgrading and replacing infrastructure such as Cabling, DAS and Antennae for example. This will mean less time wasted searching through contact numbers for different businesses when something needs doing. It also highlights a deeper level of knowledge within the radio industry.