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Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors
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What type of Marine Survey do I require?

Marine surveys are performed for a number of reasons and the procedures for each will vary to best suit your instruction and requirements. Below are the most commonly requested types.

Pre-Purchase Survey

An insurance survey on a home fit out completed to a very professional finish

This is the most comprehensive type of survey and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. A sea trial will be carried out where the performance and operation of the vessel will be examined. Once chocked ashore the remainder of the survey will begin, this includes such items as structural integrity, out of water hull inspection, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics and overall maintenance. Typically this report will run to 30 plus pages giving a very full description of the yacht and equipment.

Insurance Survey

This survey is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity, equipment and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Appraisal Inspection

This yacht had been surveyed by us 2 months before going on the rocks, she was the nicest and best equipped Moody 33 we had surveyed in sometime. Thanks to the recent survey and valuation by us, recognised marine surveyors, the owners received their pay out in full and were in a position to purchase again quickly and continue their life afloat.

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally required for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases. Additionally this is now being used more often when prospective purchasers have to cover a considerable distance to view, an appraisal can save wasted time, air fares and accommodation costs.

Damage Inspection

This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommended repairs, estimate repair cost and, if required, the probable cause....

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