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Condition & Pre-Purchase

A condition survey can be an important tool in the negotiation when buying or selling a vessel

Condition & Pre-Purchase

A condition or pre-purchase survey results in a comprehensive report on the vessels overall condition not only emphasising on the vessel’s critical components but also on finer cosmetic details and fittings. A vessel may appear well maintained but it is the role of the Surveyor to investigate fully and inform the customer of any present defects and any defects which are likely to occur in the future. 

We offer as standard a fully comprehensive condition survey service but can also offer tailored condition surveys to suit individual requirements. It is always recommended that the vessel is surveyed out of the water when the areas below the hull are dry and cleaned back. As a minimum our survey will include inspections of the overall structure, machinery, electrical installations, water systems, domestic installations and emergency items. We can on request also undertake sea trial witnessing where we can assess equipment while operating and the overall handling performance of the vessel while underway at varying speeds doing various manoeuvres. 

What is inspected:

Hull:
Keel, hull below waterline, topsides above waterline, deck moulding, coachroof, cockpit, hull/deck join, bulkheads and stiffeners, cathodic protection, paint and/or gel coat condition.

Deck:
Hatches, portlights, windows, walkways, teak, deck fittings, pulpit, pushpit, stanchions, toe-rails, mooring attachments

Accommodation & Domestic Systems:
Documentation, general arrangement, domestic installations, water systems, gas installations, navigation and transmitting equipment, heating, air-conditioning 

Steering, Gears & Skin Fittings:
Rudder, propellers, shafts, sail drives, outboards, skin fittings, seacocks

Safety:
Emergency systems, bilge systems, life-saving appliances, navigation lights, firefighting equipment

Engines & Machinery:
Engines, engine fittings and installation, fuel systems, ventilation, electrical installations, engine controls, service history

Sailing:
Attachment points, spars, standing rigging, running rigging, sails, ground tackle, winch systems, covers 

We endeavour to supply verbal and/or written preliminary report details within 24hrs of survey and will aim to issue the final report within 72hrs. 

Who to Contact

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28 October 2021 at 08:59

Many thanks to the organisers of @yarenetworking YARE (the Yachting Aftersales & Refit Experience) for once again arranging such a great event this year Matthew Hyzler from the Oceanskies office in Malta had the pleasure of attending the event in Viareggio last week #YARE2021 pic.twitter.com/rT1Lp3N9Z2

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22 October 2021 at 11:35

It was a great pleasure to welcome the new owners of this awesome Boreal 47 world cruising sailing yacht registered by Oceanskies to our island home this week #Oceanskies #boreal #borealyachts #yachtregistration #yachtsurvey #yachtagents #crewemployment #Guernsey #Yachts pic.twitter.com/mLLxkSKHOg

@oceanskiesltd

16 October 2021 at 16:05

Oceanskies Survey have been in Jersey this week for the pre-purchase survey on this @Sunseeker_Intl 52 Manhattan We are pleased to offer these survey services: - Condition/Pre-Purchase - Valuation - Pre-Delivery - Insurance - Tonnage #YachtSurvey #Sunseeker #Jersey #Yacht pic.twitter.com/sKpToVvqhZ

@oceanskiesltd

12 October 2021 at 14:41

Oceanskies were pleased be visiting @Sunseekerpoole for the tonnage survey of this brand new @Sunseeker_Intl Sunseeker 76 Yacht that we are registering under the UK flag #sunseeker #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey #yachtsurvey #yachtagents #yachtcrew #crewemployment #yacht pic.twitter.com/nnsMZeiFVX

@oceanskiesltd

09 October 2021 at 19:20

Oceanskies were pleased to act as agents for the visit of this brand new @Lagooncats 42 to @gsyharbours earlier this week We welcome agency, handling and concierge requests for any yachts interested in visiting the Channel Islands @Ancasta_Group #Guernsey pic.twitter.com/KLqgtxdQYj

@oceanskiesltd

08 October 2021 at 06:47

A busy day for us in the Port of Nice yesterday visiting various client vessels… Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation proposal for the registration and/or survey of your vessel and/or for our crew employment services. #Oceanskiepic.twitter.com/lkPEm898DvDv