Pre-purchase Condition Marine Survey

EMarine Survey - Insurance Assessments

Michael Elton has specialised in pre-purchase marine condition surveys (PPCS) for over 13 years.

This type of survey includes a static in water survey, machinery sea trial and out of water survey.

We can do pre purchase marine surveys for a range of vessels including

  • production fibreglass
  • timber, composite and steel
  • power and sailing yachts
  • multihulls and commercial vessels

Scope of our pre-purchase report

Our report provides you with information about the vessels safety and condition. Our report outlines the operation and performance of the machinery, systems and equipment.

  • Safety of a vessel and its crew
  • Static in-water survey at a marina
  • Machinery, performance on sea trial
  • Out of water survey, yachts in slings
  • Identification, structural and cosmetic condition.
  • Static in-water survey at a marina
  • Machinery, performance on sea trial
  • Out of water survey, yachts in slings

What is our role in pre-purchase survey?

  • Our main role and duty of care, is the safety of a vessel and it’s crew
  • Identification, and the complete structural and cosmetic condition.
  • Operation and performance of the machinery, systems and equipment.
  • Design or build issues which could present a significant safety hazard.

Why use us for your pre-purchase survey?

Our pre-purchase survey report will assist you to make an informed decision before you buy.

Our professional services are independent and without bias.

We have over 30 years of shipwright experience. This ensures we provide you with accurate and detailed reports based on actual experience and technical skills.

E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey

What happens after we do the survey?

The final report is emailed to you within three business days. We send you a bound hard copy and survey photographs on DVD. Survey photographs can also be shared via Dropbox.

After the survey, we are available for advice on refit, repairs and general boating information.

We provide an accurate report based on a thorough survey as to the vessel’s safety, condition, operation and performance on trial

Call Michael on 0412 202 670 for your next survey

More details of our pre-purchase survey reports

  1. Conditions, the survey engagement, schedule, limitations of access, A, B & C defect classification, standard report writing terms and abbreviations.
  2. Vessel Particulars for the design, builder, year, dimensions, state and national registration, hull identification number, machinery model and serial numbers.
  3. Construction description, laminate and core schedules if known, timber scantlings and metal plate thickness. General arrangement plan or description.
  4. Hull & deck external for the hull below the waterline and topsides, decks, superstructure, and cockpit. Safety and the structural and cosmetic condition
  5. Hull & deck internal for the complete structural and cosmetic condition
  6. Machinery including generators, Identification, condition and performance on trial.
  7. Thru-hulls and seacocks are listed under their internal and external locations. Bilge pumps, alarms, freshwater, desalinators, heads, holding tanks and plumbing systems.
  8. 12/24 VDC, 240/415 VAC, AV & IT
    12/24 VDC, batteries tested, switches, charging, regulation and high-amperage circuits.
    240/415 VAC, RCD circuit breakers and polarity warning lights to Australian standards
    Audio Visual CD/AM/FM/USB radios. Video television monitors and satellite reception.
    Information technology for digital control and monitoring network systems
  9. Masts, standing and running rigging, and sails for their age and condition
  10. Rudders, steering, autopilot, bow and stern thrusters, trim tabs, electrohydraulic and gyro stabilisers. Joystick controls for dynamic positioning and mooring.
  11. LPG compliance, bottles and storage. Bilge and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms Fire extinguishers, suppression, blankets, hose and buckets, smoke and fire alarms
  12. NavCom, VHF, HF and satellite transceivers. Monitors displaying GPS, depth, sonar, radar and video cameras.  Computers, chart software, tridata, wind and 406 EPIRB.
  13. Safety equipment to RMS, MSQ, VIC, SA, MAST, WA, NT and AMSA regulations.
    NSCV for commercial vessels and YA safety categories for racing and cruising yachts.
  14. Summary condition and appraisal for the intended use and area of operation
  15. Limitations for the scope, third parties, warranties and variations
  16. Appendix 1 for selected A5 survey photographs
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey