Yacht Surveys

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The following is a brief explanation of the Yacht Survey services which we provide. If you wish to request a survey, please complete our Survey Request form.


PRE-PURCHASE CONDITION SURVEY & INSURANCE CONDITION SURVEY

Below is a guide to the items covered in the Survey suitable for either a Pre-purchase Survey or an Insurance Condition Survey. Check with your insurance company as to the detail required, in some cases an up-date survey of particular aspects is all that is required.

Items covered:
(subject to variation from boat to boat, survey to survey) Call to discuss specific vessels and requirements.

General Visual Inspection.
Osmosis inspection & moisture meter readings. (GRP)
Hammer and spike testing. (Timber)
External & internal structure.
Bulkheads, framing & reinforcement.
Attachments for chainplates, keel, main deck hardware.
Openings, ports, windows.
Skin fittings & sea cocks.
Steering gear.
Stern gear.
Ground tackle.
Stanchions, hand rails, jackstays.
Masts spars & rigging. (from deck level only).
Sails. (Generally not hoisted or fully laid out).
Gas installations. (visual inspection not pressure tested).
Fuel installations. (Tanks not opened / pressure tested).
Firefighting equipment.
Water installations. (Tanks not opened / pressure tested).
Toilet installations.
Bilge pumping.

Machinery & Electrical
General external inspection of installation, bearers, hoses, fuel system, stern gear. (Not necessarily run up). Switch boards, batteries & electrical items, operated but not tested.

HULL EXTERNAL INSPECTION & OSMOSIS CHECK:

Osmosis inspection & moisture meter readings. (GRP)
Visual inspection, removal of sample areas of anti-fouling, moisture meter checks with Tramex. Inspection/Assessment of blistering.

INSURANCE CONDITION INSPECTION:

You are already the owner of the boat. Survey to continue insurance cover. Usually requiring a copy of the survey used to obtain insurance for reference.

DAMAGE INSPECTIONS:

If your vessel has been involved in an incident and you require an independent inspection and valuation for repair costs.

MISCELLANEOUS INSPECTIONS:

Independent supervision of repair works, new build, new boat delivery and refits, evidencing and documenting works carried out.