Marine Surveys & Investigations
Surveys of Sailing, Motor
Yachts, & Commercial vessels Pre-Purchase, Damage, Insurance, MCA Coding to 24m, Ultrasound
MCA compliance examiners, Tonnage
surveyors, Repair & Upgrade Supervision & Consultation, Valuation, Registration
GSM Mobile Tel:
90 541 658 4480 - Tel:-
44 20 8133 9203- Fax & Voice Mail:-44 20 7681 1505
Skype ID:- alunow
1 (206) 866 5730
61 (08) 61020192 -
1(604) 608 3178 - Greece
30 694 247 9930
Professional Indemnity Insurance for your Protection
The professional, qualified and experienced Marine
Surveyor exists by his ability to examine the condition of yachts and other
vessels in a factual unbiased manner.
We have been carrying out
surveys in the Eastern Med for 26 years, been based in Marmaris for 19 years
Remember that before you
pay any more than a deposit on a vessel, you have the right to learn from a
qualified expert what its condition may be. A marine survey of a
vessel can be performed for a variety of reasons, the most common of which
for yachts are Pre-Purchase Condition Surveys. The process is as
Contract to Purchase
The normal procedure
when purchasing a yacht is for an offer to be made, subject to survey,
and a deposit paid.
Contract with Surveyor
In normal circumstances the prospective purchaser is responsible for
selecting and instructing the Surveyor. Normally all boatyard and other
costs in connection with the survey are in addition to the Surveyor's
fees and expenses and are the responsibility of the prospective
Preparation for Survey
The Surveyor will carry out a detailed examination
of the craft as presented and it is in this respect that purchasers can
assist the Surveyor and help procure a more complete report by arranging
the best possible access to the craft. If the vessel concerned is
difficult to examine internally due to the existence of lining, screwed
down sole boards, locked areas, etc, then the purchaser should do all
that he can to ensure that the boat is `exposed' to the Surveyor's
examination as fully as possible.
It is therefore recommended before survey that the
boat is hauled out, perhaps linings removed, bolts and fastenings
extracted, covers and traps made free to open, etc.
Purchasers are advised to discuss thoroughly with the Surveyor any
particular requirements beforehand.
Surveyor's job primarily is to examine and report upon the actual
condition of a vessel with particular attention being paid to the
condition of the hull structure. The typical
survey can consist of three parts: a static, in water survey, haul out
for inspection of the underbody and, a full sea trial if requested.
These three aspects of the survey need to be conducted in a particular
order, and under conditions favorable to providing the best results. It
is important that the buyer and his surveyor control the survey process,
not the seller and/or his agents.
The Survey Report
This will include a detailed description with photographs of the vessels
condition, list the defects found in the survey along with general
recommendations for repair.
The Report may be used to negotiate the final purchase arrangements
Survey reports issued by our Surveyors are recognized by all leading
Insurers and Marine Finance Companies.
Regardless of the reason
for the survey, it is important that the inspection be thorough, and that
the final report be comprehensive, clear and easy to understand. Nothing can
irritate an owner, buyer, agent or banker more than a survey report that is
overly complicated or difficult to
We can also advise on MCA requirements
& Tonnage Measurements to
Suite 405, Henry House, 275 New North Road, London, N1 7AA
Tel:UK:- 44 20 8133 9203 -44 740 732 9097 –
44 745 237 7633
USA:- 1 (206) 866 5730
Australia:- 61 (08) 6102019
Turkey:- 90 536 604 7983
Fax & Voicemail:- +44 207 681 1505
Visit the site of
Association of Marine
Consultants and Surveyors to find a
member in your area.
Richard O. J. Naylor
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