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Pre-Purchase Survey

Purchasing a vessel is a significant investment. Commissioning a Pre-Purchase Survey will help to provide a more complete understanding of a vessel’s condition.

The build of any vessel (hull, internal fit-out & services) is completed and maintained to varying degrees of standard, dependent upon experience and ability. It is important, before purchase, for the condition of any vessel to be fully understood. This will reduce the chance of any hidden & potentially expensive costs, and also enable an ongoing & bespoke maintenance programme, to be planned.

Along with checking the condition of the hull (see ‘Hull Survey’ detail below) the Pre-Purchase Survey includes equipment / services and a general overall assessment of the vessel’s condition.

The Pre-Purchase Survey includes a full Gas Safety Check and assessment against the requirements of the Boat Safety Scheme.

The Pre-Purchase Survey also helps to confirm and expand on craft details, as reported in the sales brochure and / or by the vendor.

Price: £595


In Water Pre-Purchase Survey

Apart from the detailed examination of the hull, the In Water Pre-Purchase Survey covers that of the Pre-Purchase Survey.

Although dependent on accessibility, this survey can provide the original nominal plate thickness used to construct the hull.

Price: £400

Apart from the detailed examination of the hull, the In Water Pre-Purchase Survey covers that of the Pre-Purchase Survey


Hull Survey

The Hull Survey covers the integrity of the hull against the likelihood of sinking and is imperative when considering a purchase.

The Hull Survey considers the condition of the hull.

Price: £300


Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are all-inclusive and include the survey report and travel expenses with no hidden extras.
  • Surveying terms are based on those issued by the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association (YDSA), copy available on request.
  • Boat Safety Scheme Examination terms are based on those issued by British Marine and are available on request.
  • Prices are offered as a guide only and may vary, dependent upon individual customer requirements, vessel type and location.
  • Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, PayM or cash.
  • Payment for surveys is required by the day before the survey and payment for a Boat Safety Scheme examination is required at the end of the examination.
  • All advice is free, independent and given without obligation.
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