A survey is important when buying a boat even a low-value boat-which is a big step. It is a huge investment, you want to know whether it represents the price you are paying for the vessel. Even when buying a vessel that appears to be a bargain, it could in-fact have very costly repairs, which you are yet to know about. You wouldn’t buy a house without a thorough building inspection, and the same should apply to your boat. The marine surveyor should be given the opportunity to assess all aspects of the vessel – structural, rigging, plumbing, electrical systems, mechanical components – both on and off the water. It is designed to identify undeniable problems and highlight areas of fragility that could down the line cause future issues. The survey will also outline with detailed images the overall health of the vessel. It might also be a requirement for insurers in order to get a reliable valuation you will first need a professional survey.
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