A pre-purchase full condition survey provides you with the evidence you need to make the right decision when buying a boat. We start by gaining a clear understanding of what you plan to do with the vessel and keep that information in mind as we conduct an in-depth inspection. For a 35 foot boat, that usually entails a full day onboard, followed by a second day writing up the report, investigating issues and drawing up options to resolve them. Bigger boats take more time.
We will often climb the mast on a yacht to inspect the standing rigging and fittings that other surveyors look at through binoculars. We strongly recommend fuel and oil analysis and for powerboats, a structured sea trial. Depending on the circumstances, we may advise bringing in specialists to conduct a more detailed inspection.
We keep you fully informed with a ‘first impressions report’ on the evening of the inspection and a follow-up discussion to ensure you are happy with the way ahead. A full written report normally follows within two working days. You can find more detail in the downloadable file at this link on our main surveying page.
Please call us to discuss your requirements or use this form to obtain a quotation