We offer a wide range of surveys for Marine Yacht & Small Craft and can survey up to 23 meter long vessels. Our expert team provides comprehensive surveys, giving you an independent record of the vessel useful for selling, insuring or other financial purposes.
Our team holds Diploma in Marine Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Certification from the Maritime Training Academy, recognised by The University of Portsmouth.
Please find below the survey services we offer:
These surveys are conducted to ascertain the general condition of the vessel.
The primary objective of the pre-purchase survey is to ascertain the structural integrity of the vessel and assess the condition of any systems on board.
The primary function of an insurance survey is to ascertain the structural integrity of the vessel and core systems such as mast, sails or engines. In order to give a full evaluation, an out of water survey would be required.
Insurance surveys required periodically by insurers and enables them to have a clear understanding of the asset that is being insured.
This type of survey is often part of a pre-purchase agreement or an insurance survey when the vessel may need to be valued.
Financial institutions that lend funds that are secured on a vessel often require a survey to ascertain the value of the asset. The surveyor is best placed to determine the condition, which is linked to the value.
This type of survey is often referred to as a ‘walk-through’. The objective is to give a general overview of the vessel. These types of surveys are usually required when:
The hull survey primarily looks at the structure of the vessel. The survey consists of two main areas:
Incidents such as collisions, grounding, flooding and fire may need to be assessed by a marine surveyor.
These surveys are conducted to assess the vessels performance and the operation of on-board systems.
These surveys are carried out when a vessel is to be transported by road or ship. The primary role of the surveyor is to:
An accident investigation may involve a personal injury case or the death of a person in a marine environment. The role of the surveyor is to detail the incident and any factors that influenced it. In some cases, the surveyor has to simulate the incident or take witness statements. Events are recorded chronologically, thus offering a baseline for the series of events.
The marine surveyor may be asked to comment on factors that caused the accident, but what must be noted is that the surveyor is not there to decide who is right or wrong; they are there only to collate facts.
Banks and finance companies are building super and mega-yachts which are then hired out to those who can afford to use them. Those who hire ships are known as charterers. There are a number of different types of charter available to charterers.