The survey is conducted to verify the condition of the pleasure craft and to assess the current value. It also provides detailed information about the state of the vessel and its various parts, and recommendations for repairs and maintenance that may be required immediately or in the near future. A favourable marine survey provides a current market valuation of the vessel.
Just like a home inspection before you buy, getting a professional marine survey on a used boat is paramount:
Your surveyor will inspect the structure of boat thoroughly. They’ll use tools including hammers or moisture meters to look for elevated moisture levels, and potential rot. They will also check the following systems:
One of the most critical aspects to a marine survey is to conduct a sea-trial. This is key to a comprehensive survey. It is a small price to pay, as it could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in costly hidden repairs. A survey won’t guarantee your boat is perfect, but it will give an expert analysis and realistic assessment on the condition of the boat.
We’ve also provided a list of reputable marine surveyors from you to choose from: