When buying a boat, your vision may be clouded by 'love at
first sight'. That is why it is always a good idea to have a
pre-purchase inspection carried out by an independent nautical
surveyor. If you then have the misfortune to become embroiled
in a dispute after buying the vessel, you are more likely to
have the law on your side because you have fulfilled your duty
as a buyer to make a proper inspection.
During the survey, the entire
vessel will be inspected 'from mast to keel'. This means that
about 300 points are already checked as standard. In addition,
you can indicate specific issues for inspection. This will
produce a comprehensive picture of the boat's condition,
written up in a detailed inspection report of 30 or so pages.
In this report, we will highlight any and all substantial
faults, accompanied by appropriate notes, advice and photos.
We also provide an estimate of any likely costs of repairing
After the inspection, you can use our findings where necessary
to negotiate with the vendor in order to arrive at a
For an additional fee, you can receive the report in any
commonly used language.