Pre-purchase Condition Survey

EMarine Survey - Insurance Assessments

Why use us for your Pre-purchase Marine Survey?

We help you make an informed decision


Whether you are an experienced boat owner or considering your first purchase, a vessel’s condition, safety and operation is important. Our pre-purchase marine survey and accurate report will help to identify any issues before you buy.


Ourmarine survey report will identify

  • the vessel,
  • its structural and cosmetic condition,
  • the machinery and systems for condition,
  • operation and performance on trial,
  • safety equipment and
  • compliance for the area of use and navigation.

Our Surveys include

  1. Static in-water survey at a marina berth
  2. Systems, condition and operational testing
  3. Machinery, condition and operation on trial
  4. Mast, rig, sails from deck (aloft on request)
  5. Out of water survey (keel yachts in slings)
  6. NDT, moisture, battery, polarity, ultrasonic


Condition, operation, trial, NDT

  • Design, particulars and registry
  • Structural and cosmetic condition
  • Machinery, condition and trial
  • Systems, condition and operation
  • Thru-hulls, pumps and plumbing
  • AC, DC & Audio-visual, tested
  • Battery test, charging & distribution
  • AC polarity and compliance to AUS
  • Mast, rigging, sails, age & condition
  • Steering, pilot, thruster, stabilisers
  • LPG & Fire appliances, compliance
  • Transceivers tested on transmission
  • Navionics operation and EPIRB
  • Safety equipment and compliance
  • Anchors, liferaft, tender, outboard
  • Non-destructive testing, including
  • ultrasonic for steel and aluminium
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey

Survey fee

Our fee is determined by a vessels:

  • age and overall condition
  • design and construction
  • production or custom build
  • survey location and travel
  • one-day survey under 15 m


  • Conditional on the scope at the date of survey
  • Payment on invoice with account details for EFT,
  • at the date of survey, prior to the final report.
  • Machinery or systems failure, fouling, rescheduling
  • or any other issue will incur additional cost.
  • No fee reduction is considered, should any survey
  • finding or issue cause premature cancellation.
  • Slipping is at your additional and direct cost.


Michael is an experienced and professional shipwright and marine surveyor, who will provide you with an accurate marine survey report for an informed decision.


Call him on 0412 202 670 to schedule a marine survey prior to purchase.