Why Do I Need a Marine Survey by a Qualified Marine Surveyor? If you can answer ‘Yes’ to ALL of the five questions below perhaps you won’t need our services!

Question 1:

Do you know where to look to find previous repairs or damage to the hull structure?

Question 2:

Can you determine if the condition of the structure is satisfactory for the age of the vessel?

Question 3:

Can you inspect machinery & equipment in accordance with recognised Australian Marine Standards & identify correct installation & plumbing for safe & efficient operation?

Question 4:

Can you determine if an insurance company would consider the vessel an “acceptable risk” in its present condition? Can you determine if they would offer insurance cover at all?

Question 5:

Can you determine whether the vessel is suitable for your intended purpose of use?

If you have answered yes to all of the above questions then perhaps you can save your money and you don’t need a marine survey carried out for you by a qualified marine surveyor.

However, consider this final question…

Question 6:

Have you got the knowledge, experience, tolerance and finance to deal with a ship repairer should you buy a defective vessel?

Consider The Potential Cost of Defects

The current rate for a competent, qualified boat builder ranges from $55.00 to $95.00 per hour plus GST, and any repairs to the underwater hull means the vessel will have to be hauled out of the water. The cost to remove a large vessel from the water is generally charged at a per foot  plus a daily hard stand rate, plus environmental levies, plus wash down charges and more.

If there is a specific item you want us to investigate closely, let us know and we will include this in our report.

We understand that used boats are not new boats and the level of maintenance required to maintain a vessel may be a determining factor which you should know before you purchase. Please tell us what you don’t want in your next boat, like “major repair work” or “electrical rewire” or “machinery failure”.