Remember that it is important that the vessel is properly prepared and presented for survey. This not only ensures a good survey but ensures that you get the most benefit and value from your survey in avoiding missed items, wasted time and trips.
These simple essentials are often forgotten.
Make sure that we have full boat details and location. Confirm lift out arrangements. Confirm sea trial arrangements. Permission must be given by the owner for the removal of sample areas of bottom coatings in order to make a visual inspection for osmotic conditions.
Ensure that the yard/broker/owner know when we are coming and that all preliminary paperwork i.e. sales contract and deposit are taken care of.
Health and Safety
The boat must be in a safe and accessible practicable location otherwise we reserve the right not to go aboard.
Remember if the weather is foul or extreme and if there is a risk that this may limit or impede your survey we may suggest that we reschedule on a better day.
Are all keys available. inc batteries, lockers and engine keys.
Batteries to be on board connected & charged. Instruments and systems to be connected. Engines should be in commission and ready to run up.
Have loose gear and sails available for inspection. Unnecessary gear and equipment and personal items should be removed from the boat. Remember we need to get into every space, under the floorboards, to the bottom of every locker and under every berth.
All yard, repair service, engineering and re-rigging invoices to be available for inspection. Title documentation to be available for inspection. Manuals to be available for inspection. Brokers/manufacturers specifications available.
The Survey Instruction
Make sure that you have confirmed your booking and advised us of any specific requirements or concerns and have returned your instruction and payment.
Attending the Survey
You are welcome and encouraged to attend your survey if possible. This will give you a greater understanding of the boat and a detailed knowledge of the findings and recommendations per the survey report.