Recreational vessel surveys
A pre-purchase inspection allows a prospective buyer to be fully informed when negotiating to buy their dream boat. There is a lot of emotion that goes into a big investment such as this and finding out after the fact that your new "dream" boat is a dud can really take the enjoyment out of what should be a great occasion. The inspection covers such items as:
- Hull condition - below waterline, above waterline, decks, superstructure, windows.
- Machinery condition - engines, alternators, shafts, propellers, anchor winches, pumps, air-conditioning system, steering systems.
- Hull fittings and valves
- Fire protection and safety equipment - fixed fire equipment, portable fire fighting equipment, fire pumps, fire protection linings, pyrotechnics, lifejackets, lifebuoys, floatation devices.
- Navigation equipment - radar, GPS, sounders, radios, lights, AIS.
- Sails and rigging - sails, masts, stays, self-furling devices
- Electrical systems - AC/DC wiring, switchboards, bonding, shore power connections,.
- Ground tackle - anchors, chains