Full condition survey
An out of the water survey report written for pre-purchase reasons will include a summary of the principle findings for consideration prior to purchase. A list of recommendations for immediate repair is also included, along with graded recommendations thereafter through the body of the report. Maintenance notes and advisories are given for guidance when refitting. We aim to submit the written report within the working week.
During a survey inspection, should we find any major faults that may sway a decision not to buy, we will contact our client as soon as possible to advise on further proceedings; prior to purchase.
A survey conducted for insurance reasons is not necessarily as comprehensive as a full condition report, though we will include a valuation assessment for inclusion with your renewal application.
In addition to any recommendations requiring immediate attention, for the safety of the crew, the report may also include maintenance notes and guidance for the long term good of your craft. We are here to help you maintain your boat and keep your seafaring interests above water.
Limited scope survey
A limited scope survey is one where the surveyor is instructed to focus on just one area of the vessel, so that our client only pays for the information they need. This is useful for example, following an incident where a vessel has been damaged and the owner wants to know the full extent of the repairs needed; prior to initiating restorative works.
Furthermore and after completion of a contract, sometimes issues arise concerning the quality of workmanship and so a surveyor may be called upon to assess the necessary adjustments.
Design & specification
Where a specification for repair is needed or when the owner wishes to make a modification to their boat, we can provide the required drawings for upgrade and quantify the materials needed. We can also, in most cases, recommend a local specialist repairer for the required work.
For anyone wishing to commission a new build or to fit-out their own boat starting with an empty hull for example, we can specify the materials needed and offer routine advice throughout a project.
If you have any questions about a project or simply wish to discuss an idea you have in mind, then please feel free to get in touch or send us a message via the enquiry form on the contact page.
A valuation is always submitted with reports written for insurance reasons. Outside the usual remit of periodic surveys however, a valuation might also be called upon for other reasons: for example, after extensive upgrades are carried out on a vessel which may require additional cover, or when a boat changes hands for considerably less than the known market value, or for arbitration.