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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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