Pre-purchase Condition Marine Survey

EMarine Survey - Insurance Assessments

Why engage E-Marine Survey?

We have a clear focus on the objectives of pre-purchase surveys.
Our condition survey report will assist with an informed decision.

Our database of marine surveys since 2004, includes;
Most production fibreglass and many custom-built vessels
Composite, FRP, timber, steel and aluminium construction
Power & sailing yachts, multihulls and commercial vessels

Survey in three parts; in and out of water and engine trial.
Static in water (60%) in a marina berth with shore power
Vessel particulars, safety, structural and cosmetic condition
Condition of systems and equipment, and operational testing
Out of water (20%) slipway or travelift, slings for keel yachts
External condition of the hull above and below the waterline
Running gear, thru-hulls and integrity of the keel and rudders
Engine trial (20% of survey) with clean hull and running gear
Performance of the machinery and testing of related systems
Reference machinery for the scope of trial; working sails raised

Scope of our pre-purchase survey reports

  1. Introduction for the engagement, conditions, scope and limitations of access.
    Classification of the survey findings , standard terms and abbreviations.
  2. Vessel Particulars for the design, builder, year, dimensions, state, federal and national registration. Hull Identification Number, machinery model and serial numbers.
  3. Construction for the laminate and core schedules (if known), timber scantlings or metal plate thickness. General arrangement plan or description.
  4. Hull & deck external for above and below the waterline, decks, cockpit and superstructure. Safety, and the structural and cosmetic condition.
  5. Hull & deck internal for the structural and cosmetic condition.
  6. Machinery and generators identified for their condition, associated systems and parts.
    Performance on trial; mechanics compression and electronic fuel injection system testing.
  7. Thru-hulls and valves 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 for compliance to Australian standards
    Audio Visual AM/FM/USB radios. Video television monitors and satellite reception.
    Information Technology for digital control and monitoring network systems
  9. Masts, rigging and sails for their age, condition and service history (if known)
  10. Rudders, steering, autopilot, thrusters, trim tabs, electrohydraulic and gyro stabilisers.
    Joystick controls for dynamic positioning and mooring.
  11. LPG and firefighting for compliance. LPG, CO2, smoke and fire detection and alarms.
    Fire extinguishers, engine fire suppression, fuel and air shutoff, hose, blanket, buckets.
  12. NavCom, VHF, HF , AIS and satellite transceivers. Navionics displaying GPS, depth, sonar, radar and video cameras.  Computers, chart software, tridata, wind and 406 EPIRB.
  13. Safety equipment, liferaft and ground tackle to State and AMSA regulations. NSCV for commercial vessels and YA safety categories for cruising and racing  yachts.
  14. Summary condition and insurance appraisal for the intended use and area of operation
  15. Limitations of liability for the scope of report, third parties, warranties and variations
  16. Appendix 1 selected A5 survey photographs
  17. Appendix 2 certificates of currency and service history
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey

The report includes recommendations for repair of the survey findings; based on our experience, standard installation and operating procedures and Australian Standards.

Further reference is drawn to machinery, masts and rigging, and
non-destructive testing, which includes;

  • percussion sounding and relative moisture content
  • ultrasonic plate thickness for steel and alumnium
  • battery condition, RCD circuit breaker and polarity

The final report is emailed within three business days.

DVD of photographs and copy of the report are sent in the post.

Photographs can also be shared via a Dropbox folder.

We are available for advice on refit and repairs after the survey.

We look forward to receiving your inquiry and instruction.

Call Michael on 0412 202 670 for your next pre-purchase survey