Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

Before you spend thousands of dollars, let BoatCheck Marine Surveyors tell you exactly how much boat you’re getting for your money. Whether you are an experienced sailor or just getting your feet wet, a BoatCheck Survey will tell you things about a boat you wouldn’t find on your own until it was too late. Blistering, electrical problems, and countless other problems can lurk under the surface on even the best-looking boat. BoatCheck has the knowledge, the experience and the technology to find these problems before they become your problems.

We don’t pass or fail any boat we supply you information so you can decide:

  • Do I still want this boat and what is wrong with it.
  • Is the agreed price right or should I make a lower offer or should I walk away.
  • Who is going to do any repairs found in the survey? What will the repairs cost?
  • Is this boat safe, if not why.

Most importantly, you have the BoatCheck team on your side.

A survey consists of inspection of the vessel to see if it meets the U. S. Coast Guard  Regulations (Title 33 and 46 of the US Code), Guidelines by the National Fire Protection Association, and Standards from the American Boat and Yacht Council. We will also supply our view on many vessel conditions that do not have a guideline or standard or regulation written on that item but are nevertheless very important for the buying decision.

  • Detail Interior and Exterior Description
  • Hull and Bottom inspection
  • Electrical Systems 12 volt and 110 volt
  • Water Systems; hot, cold, fresh water, black water, water maker (if equipped), MSD’s, dock side supply, and holding tanks.
  • USCG  Safety Equipment
  • Marine Electronics checked for power up.
  • Findings and Recommendations, Overall Ratings
  • Estimated Fair Market Value and Estimated Replacement Cost and Overall Rating (Using BUC Book Definitions)

A BoatCheck survey gives you the information you need to either buy with confidence or walk away with confidence.

What We Can Do For You

Pre-Purchase Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel.

Appraisal Inspection

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel.

Damage Inspection

We can determine the cause, extend and loss related damage and can recommend repairs and review estimates.

Insurance Survey

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk.