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The Pre-Purchase Survey
Pre-Purchase Surveys are detailed surveys; the objective is to provide you, the potential buyer, a critical appraisal of the craft with as much information as possible about its condition prior to committing to the deal.
This includes an inspection of the superstructure, bulkheads, decks, doors, hatches, windows etc. The internal fit-out, appliances, heating and any other domestic service systems. The engine, fuel systems, electrical, gas, water, sewage, Safety equipment and general compliance with the Boat Safety Scheme are also checked during the inspection.
Once ashore, the hull plating and welds will be visually checked for damage and defects, followed by hammer sounding and ultra-sonic thickness testing to assess plate thickness. The stern gear and weed hatch, steering gear, assemblies, and sacrificial anodes will all be thoroughly inspected.
The report will be a full description of the inspection carried out, and any defects found, together with graded recommendations identifying what and when action is needed – this may, for instance, be immediately for safety reasons, at your earliest convenience, or cosmetic.
The Hull Only Survey
The hull condition survey, is at the very least, the type of survey that should be performed, giving you a good indication of the condition of the hull before completion of the sale.
When your boat reaches between 25 - 30 years of age, your insurance company will most likely need to see a hull survey detailing the condition of the hull, this is normally repeated every five years.
The hull condition survey includes inspection of the hull plating and welds, these will be visually checked for damage and defects, followed by hammer sounding and ultra-sonic thickness testing to assess plate thickness, the report will contain a drawing showing the thickness measurements taken and the position on the hull, this can then be used to monitor over the following years. The stern gear and weed hatch, steering gear, assemblies, and sacrificial anodes will all be thoroughly inspected.