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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. 

The below example pricing is based on the required survey day(s), travel day(s) and reporting day(s) for our standard comprehensive condition/pre-purchase survey and should be read in conjunction with our terms and conditions:

Location 10m < 15m 15m < 20m 20m<
Channel Islands £900 £1,500 POA
United Kingdom £1,050 £1,650
Europe £1,200 £1,800
Rest of World POA

*The above pricing does not include expenses which are charged in accordance with our terms and conditions

Who to Contact

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@oceanskiesltd

07 June 2021 at 06:42

We are pleased to announce the launch of Oceanskies Survey! The following survey services are now available in-house: 1. Condition / Pre-purchase 2. Valuation 3. Pre-delivery 4. Insurance 5. Tonnage Please see survey section of our website for info: oceanskies.com pic.twitter.com/GcB70n7sRT

@oceanskiesltd

08 May 2021 at 10:23

Oceanskies were pleased to have acted as agents this week for the visit to Guernsey of this splendid 34 metre sailing yacht built by the @Royal_Huisman in Holland featuring exterior design by German Frers and interior by @WinchDesign_WD #Guernsey @Dutchyachting @gsyharbours pic.twitter.com/pag16CIIYY

@oceanskiesltd

02 April 2021 at 10:23

Very pleased to welcome this awesome brand new @PilatusAircraft PC24 to @GuernseyAirport for local importation #aircraft #pilatus #Guernsey #bizjet pic.twitter.com/pmOfTIUaaJ

@oceanskiesltd

10 March 2021 at 13:15

Oceanskies were very pleased to act as agents for the visit of the latest Princess X95 to Guernsey earlier this week @PrincessYachts #yachtregistration #yachtagents #crewpayroll #Guernsey @gsyharbours @visitguernsey pic.twitter.com/NKLMN8JkWN

@oceanskiesltd

25 January 2021 at 17:29

RT @VikingCrew1: Did you know that we, as part of the Viking Maritime Group offer our own in-house employment & payroll operation? We have…

@oceanskiesltd

07 January 2021 at 14:37

Very pleased to kick off the 2021 with our first favourable weather window of the year today enabling the visits of three motor yachts to Guernsey all handled by Oceanskies including two by @princessyachts #yachtregistration #yachtagents #crewpayroll #Guernsey @gsyharbpic.twitter.com/vcaNjDsVn6DsVn6