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The Marine Pre-Purchase Survey (for your information)                      


The Marine Pre-Purchase Survey is the most comprehensive marine survey that we offered.  Typically the marine surveyor spent several hours examining* the boat or yacht from stem to stern evaluating the condition of the hull and systems aboard.  We used an extensive custom checklist that contained 200 to 300 items that was specifically tailored to the type of vessel. This type of survey included inspection* of the AC and DC power systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, plumbing system, overall appearance, fiberglass surfaces and more. 


The Pre-Purchase Marine Survey included a haul out inspection at a boat-yard of the wetted surfaces and underwater machinery. A Sea Trial was conducted to determine performance underway. 


The Fair Market Value of the boat or yacht was also be determined. The marine surveyor generated a Survey Report with his Findings and Recommendations and the Summary and Valuation of the vessel.  Several high resolution digital photographs were included.


Note: The marine survey purchaser (buyer) is usually responsible for scheduling and paying for the haul out at the boat yard.  The owner of the yacht or boat or yacht broker (seller) is usually responsible for arranging for a captain to operate the vessel during the sea trial.



The survey report Findings and Recommendations will generally be sorted as follows:


A.   Safety and Coast Guard Regulations


Findings noted under “Safety and Coast Guard Regulations” should be addressed before the vessel is next underway. These findings represent an endangerment to personnel and/or the vessel’s safe and proper operating condition.  Findings may also be in violation of United States Coast Guard regulations.


B.  Other findings Needing Attention


Findings noted under “Other findings” should be corrected in the near future so as to maintain standards and help the vessel retain its value.


C.  Surveyor’s Notes and Observations


This heading is reserved for the Surveyor's notes, comments and other observations.


 *Note:  The marine surveyor will examine the boat or yacht using American Boat and Yacht Council Standards and the Code of Federal Regulations as guidelines without removing any paneling, planking, fittings and without opening up to expose parts normally concealed and without any destructive testing of any kind.