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Full Condition Surveys

Prior to Purchase or Insurance Renewal

Remember that before you pay any more than a deposit on a boat you have the right to learn from a qualified expert what its condition may be

The Surveyor
The yacht surveyor's job primarily is to report upon the condition of the vessel with particular attention being paid to the condition of the hull structure.

The Survey Report
The written report will list the defects found in the survey along with general recommendations for repair. The report may be used to negotiate the final purchase arrangements. Reports are normally dispatched within 7 days.

The Survey
G.R.P. Hulls are inspected specifically for osmosis and distortion around bulkheads. Moisture Measurements are taken to ascertain if the gelcoat or laminate have absorbed water.
 

Steel & Aluminium Hulls are inspected for corrosion and fatigue. The quality of the welding is assessed. The residual plate thickness is measured using ultra sound equipment.

Wooden Hulls. The planking and internal timbers are inspected for rot, decay and worm attack. Plank fastenings are removed and inspected for corrosion whenever possible.

If applicable the following points are covered in all surveys

Topsides
Bulkheads
Superstructure
Bow thruster
Hull
Structural Floors
Engine
Bilge pumps
Keel
Joinery
Generator
Refrigeration
Rudder
Furnishings
Fuel supply
Anodes
Trim tabs
Mast & poles
Steering gear
Fire fighting
Apertures
Mast step
Stern gear
Lifesaving
Ventilation
Chainplates
Morse controls
Tender
Through-hulls
Rigging
Plumbing
Ground tackle
Hull internal
Sails
Gas supply
CE marking
Bilges
Decks & fittings
Electrics
European taxes

Partial surveys can be conducted on any of the subjects listed above.
 
 


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