The survey is conducted by a certified marine surveyor to verify the condition of the pleasure craft. It will also assess the current value of the boat. The report provides detailed information about:
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.
Make sure you hire someone qualified and professional. When hiring a surveyor, consider one that holds any of the following designations: