Pre-purchase Boat Survey
When you're in the process of purchasing a boat, you need to consider how to keep expenses within budget. Spending money on a survey may appear to be an avoidable expense, but it can save you money in the long run.
A survey is vital in both supplying peace of mind and protection when buying a boat. Whether new or previously owned, a survey is crucial. It is the best way to guarantee no vital components are missed in the vessel's long-term maintenance.
There are standards used in the survey that help with most of the decision-making. The boat surveyor is not simply acting upon his/her opinions.
As proud members of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Cetec Marine Ltd follow guidelines laid out by IIMS to offer our clients the highest quality service. These encompass standards for safety devices, navigating lights, engine, fuel and electric systems on small yachts and watercrafts.
Every survey will result in the production of a detailed report outlining the findings. It's the marine surveyor's job to define the content of the report as objectively as possible. It's not the surveyor's duty to inform the buyer whether or not to purchase. Exaggerating small problems might deceive the buyer just as much as ignoring them would.
Experienced brokers know not to offer a boat that has problems. They want the new owner to be happy with the acquisition because a happy client is more likely to become a repeat customer.
A previously owned vessel may appear to be well-maintained and little used. However, it may have hidden architectural flaws that will affect both the vessel's value and its seaworthiness.
Equally, don't purchase a new boat without getting a survey. This is to make sure there are no significant issues. This will help to define the listing of items to be sorted under guarantee.