Yacht & Small Craft Surveys

We are an experienced Marine Surveyors group working for yachts &  small craft buyers and owners, Flag Administrations, Classification Societies and Marine Insurance Companies.

Prepurchase Survey

  • This is self-explanatory, a comprehensive survey commissioned by a potential buyer prior to purchase.

  • Our technical report will also be used by any finance house involved and the client's insurance company when he comes to insure the vessel after purchase.

Insurance Survey

  • This is a survey commissioned by the owner of a vessel when his insurer has requested a survey prior to renewing an existing policy.

  • Typically, these are required when the vessel is 20 years old and every 5 years thereafter, although criteria vary.

Damage Survey

  • This is a survey commissioned by an insurance company when a vessel they insure has suffered loss or damage.

  • Criteria required by the insurers will vary from case to case, but there will usually be an additional investigative element.

Code Of Practice Survey

  • This is an inspection to determine whether a vessel complies with various mandatory Flag Administrations Codes of Practice.

  • This will typically be commissioned by the vessel's Owner or Agent when the vessel used commercially for charter, etc.

  • We are Surveyors with suitable experience for the work.

Boat Safety Scheme Inspection

  • This is similar to the above insofar as it checks the vessel against a given set of standards, but is undertaken by approved Boat Safety Scheme Surveyors

Acceptance Survey

  • This is a comprehensive inspection of a new vessel carried out on behalf of her eventual Owner and usually involves sea trials.

Tonnage Survey and Hull Dimensioning

  • We are certified Naval Architects for carrying out Tonnage measurements and calculations according to  International Tonnage Convention (ITC1969).

  • We take yacht and small craft dimensions on dry-dock.

  • Furthermore, we deliver to the Flag Administration the certificate of survey and relevant calculation.

  • Finally, the Maritime Administration will issue the International Tonnage Certificate.

Valuation Survey

  • Again, this is not a survey, but a brief limited inspection based on strictly defines assumptions to provide a Value.

  • This is usually Market value, but other valuations are sometimes specified, i.e. for a  “distress sale" where an immediate sale  required.

Registry Survey

  • Our independent Marine Surveyor act on behalf of Maritime Administrations for the registry of Yachts and Small Craft.

  • First step is to review all the current Flag Administration Documents.