Pre-purchase condition survey reports
Our pre-purchase reports are a statement of facts drawn from a thorough condition survey. We provide you the detail information to report the condition, operation and safety, so you can make an informed purchase decision.
The introduction includes the survey engagement, conditions, scope and limitations of access. Vessel particulars for the design, specifications and history are researched. Sources and a glossary of report writing terms are referenced.
The body of the report covers the internal and external, structural and cosmetic condition in and out of water. Systems, equipment and machinery are identified and tested for their condition, operation and service. Thorough visual inspection, percussion sounding, moisture, battery condition, AC polarity and ultrasonic plate thickness non-destructive testing.
Machinery and rig service history, trial results and oil analysis. Independent marine mechanics are engaged for high-performance common rail diesels and electronic fuel injected petrol engines.
Survey findings and recommendations are classified under the primary headings. They are defined by our shipwright and marine survey experience, standard installation and operating procedures, and Australian Standards.
Our A, B, C classification of the survey findings and recommendations are provided for your guidance
A Critical issue with risk of structural failure, instability, flooding, fire, explosion, electrocution, injury or loss of life –
priority repair is recommended before further operation and navigation
B Significant issue that may affect or compromise safety – early repair is recommended prior to coastal navigation
C Minor, cosmetic, service and advisory items – repair is recommended within service snd maintenance schedules
Summary condition, operation and safety for the intended use, area of operation and insurance appraisal. Our reports are well illustrated with global images on page one and detailed survey images in Appendix One, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The final report is promptly emailed, and a bound print copy is posted with survey photographs on DVD, USB or shared online in a Dropbox folder.
References include sources and common report writing terms and abbreviations
LOA Length Overall, LH Hull Length, LWL Load Waterline Length, HIN Hull Identification Number, FRP Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic, Stbd Starboard, SS Stainless Steel, Dom Date of manufacture, NDT Non Destructive Testing, WOT Wide Open Throttle, PSS Propeller Shaft Seal, RCD Residual Current Device, HWS Hot Water Service, LPG Liquified Petroleum Gas, LCD Liquified Crystal Display, CPU Computer Processor Unit, AIS Automatic Identification System, EPIRB Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon, MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identity, RMS Roads and Maritime Services NSW, MSQ Maritime Safety Queensland, AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Australian Standards.
Yacht Surveyors provide a service based on professional training, knowledge and experience. The fundamentals of yacht design, construction, materials, systems, equipment and machinery. Mike Elton is a trade qualified shipwright of 30 years, a qualified marine surveyor in 2001 and a full member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors .