Pre-Purchase Inspection

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Pre purchase survey are generally carried out to determine the condition of the vessel in detail, reporting on defects and problems that can affect the vessel’s condition, safety and value.

  • Superstructure.
  • Decks, firmness underfoot, delamination.
  • Gelcoat / timber cockpit and cabin coamings condition.
  • The decks are inspected for signs of distortion, particularly in the position of loaded deck fittings.
  • Hull to deck joint.
  • GRP Yachts: Moisture testing.
  • GRP Yachts: Gelcoat examination (e.g. identification of stress and collision damage).
  • Wooden Yachts/boats: Sounding of planks to identify areas of decay.
  • Steel Yachts/boats: Using ultrasonic thickness testing.
  • Plus:
  • Grounding damage
  • Identifying areas of repair.
  • Fibreglass delamination.
  • Distortion.
  • Internal structure.
  • Type of keel and materials used.
  • Signs of movement or grounding damage.
  • The hull structure in the position of the keel (cracks or distortion).
  • Keel bolts and security.
  • Propellers (condition, security).
  • Shaft alignment.
  • Cutlass bearings.
  • Sail drives including; oil sample, diaphragm.
  • Anodes and cathodic protection.
  • Stern Glands.
  • Rope cutters.
  • P brackets.
  • Rudders.
  • Moisture content readings.
  • Rudder bearings.
  • Steering systems i.e. hydraulic, wire or tiller.
  • Steering pedestals.
  • Emergency steering.
  • Autopilots.
  • Mast & boom type and condition.
  • Gooseneck & kicking strap.
  • Furling gear.
  • Standing rigging.
  • Standing rigging tension.
  • Sheets & halyards.
  • Condition of all sails and covers.
  • Chainplates and fastenings
  • Cleats and fairleads
  • Windlass
  • Winches
  • Halyard clutches
  • Main sheet track
  • Genoa tracks
  • Grab Rails
  • Stanchions
  • Guard wires
  • Bow & stern rails
  • Bow roller
  • Davits
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  • Chainplates and fastenings
  • Cleats and fairleads
  • Windlass
  • Winches
  • Halyard clutches
  • Main sheet track
  • Genoa tracks
  • Grab Rails
  • Stanchions
  • Guard wires
  • Bow & stern rails
  • Bow roller
  • Davits
  • Danbuoy
  • Lifejackets
  • Harnesses
  • Flares
  • Gas alarm
  • Jackstays
  • First aid kit
  • Radar reflector
  • Day shapes
  • Fire blanket
  • Horn
  • Liferaft
  • Anchor type and weight
  • Chain and warp
  • Chain/anchor locker
  • Is the ground tackle adequate?
  • Windows
  • Companionway doors and hatches
  • Deck hatches
  • Portlights
  • Flybridge and cockpit screens
  • Inspecting for leaks
  • Gas locker
  • Gas hoses and connections
  • Gas pipe
  • Shut off valves and regulators
  • Fuel tank Material
  • Security
  • Filter type and condition
  • Condition of fuel pipes or hoses
  • Type of engine
  • The engine will be run up if possible
  • Engine and gearbox oil will be inspected visually
  • Exhaust mounts controls
  • External cosmetic condition
  • Hoses and drive belts
  • Batteries
  • Isolation switches
  • Switch panels
  • Wiring installation
  • Cabin and navigation lights
  • Volt & ammeters
  • Cables at the mast base
  • Circuit breakers
  • Wiring installation
  • Compass
  • Echo sounder and log
  • Wind instruments
  • Windex
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Electronic charts
  • Navtex
  • Manual pumps
  • Electric pumps, inc float switches and bilge alarm systems
  • Condition of the bilges
  • Type of tank fitted
  • Overall general condition
  • Pipe work
  • Pressure system
  • Manual pumps
  • Shower tray pumps
  • Calorifier hot water systems
  • Skin fittings
  • Seacocks / shut off valves
  • Hoses connected to through hull fittings
  • Transducer fittings
  • Cookers
  • Toilets
  • Heating systems
  • Fridges and ice makers
  • Furniture material, construction, cosmetics, security, condition and quality
  • Linings and soft furnishings
  • Sole boards
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