If you are thinking of buying a boat a Pre Purchase Survey is a comprehensive inspection and is recommended to protect your investment when purchasing any ocean sailing yacht, motor cruiser, sports boat, canal narrow boat or broads cruiser etc. A pre purchase marine survey will almost certainly be required by your marine insurance company for older vessels, and in addition an insurance valuation may well be required.
A marine surveyor is a trained professional who acts as your eyes, ears and agent / advisor in any assessment, survey, contractual situation or accident investigation. He is someone who makes sure that accurate information is gathered professionally, efficiently and impartially
Marine surveys are usually required at the setting up of a new marine insurance policy and thereafter at regular intervals.
As in all our reports we highlight and detail all items inspected and defects found and make recommendations.
Recommendations being graded from ‘improve maintenance’ to ‘implement (action) without delay’
Optional – Current Market Valuation – for insurance / finance £ 25.00
A Pre Purchase Survey covers the major structural, engineering & propulsion, steering, fuel, batteries, windows and safety issues (and much more besides) required by buyers and insurance companies alike. We do not comment on such as canopies, soft furnishings, white goods & domestic installations etc. as we believe that you have already formed an opinion on these.
As marine surveyors, NOT qualified electrical or electronic engineers, we are unable to report upon electrical, electronic or navigation systems being ‘fit for purpose’ or their satisfactory installation
We undertake Navigational / Electrical equipment’s ‘Switch Test’ = On / Off and make comments accordingly
We recommend inspection by a duly qualified electrical / electronic engineer prior to purchase should there be concerns
As most inspections are conducted out of the water it is also strongly recommended that River or Sea (engine) Trials are undertaken prior to completing any purchase, allowing the client to satisfy himself as to the satisfactory operation of installed systems, propulsion, steering, electrical, electronic and navigation equipment, domestic plus water and waste installations and deck equipment etc etc. We offer a River or Sea (engine) Trials service too.