Pre-purchase Condition Marine Survey

E Marine - Lagoon 500 pre-purchase at Rozelle Bay

Why should you engage E Marine Survey?

We have a clear focus on pre-purchase surveys by
qualified shipwright & marine surveyor, Mike Elton.
Professional training, knowledge and experience
over 30 years provide you a thorough survey with
a clear, detailed report for your informed decision.

Our database of surveys since 2004 includes most
production and many custom-built vessels. Power
and sailing yachts, multihulls and commercial
vessels of timber, fibreglass, composite and steel.

  • In water structural and cosmetic condition
  • Operation of the systems and equipment
  • Out of water for the hull, keel and rudders
  • Machinery (and sail) trial with a clean hull

Scope of our pre-purchase condition reports

  1. Introduction for the engagement, conditions and scope
  2. Particulars for the design, specifications & registration
  3. Construction laminate/core, scantlings or  plate thickness
  4. Hull & deck External structural and cosmetic condition
  5. Hull & deck Internal structural and cosmetic condition
  6. Machinery condition, service, performance on trial
    Mechanics for common rail diesel and EFI petrol
  7. Thru-hulls, seacocks, pumps, tanks and plumbing
  8. Electrics AV & IT
    12/24 VDC, battery condition, charge and regulation
    240/415 VAC, RCD, polarity to Australian standards
    Audio Visual AM/FM, LCD monitors, DVD & satellite
    Information Technology, digital control & monitoring
  9. Masts, rigging & sails for age, condition and history
  10. Rudders, steering, pilot, thrusters, trim, stabilisers
  11. LPG & Firefighting smoke, fire, CO2, LPG detection
    Extinguishers, hydrants, suppression, fuel/air shutoff
  12. NavCom  VHF, HF satellite and AIS transceivers
    Chart, radar, sonar navionics, tridata, wind and EPIRB
  13. Safety compliance to State, AMSA, YA  and/or NSCV
  14. Summary for the intended use, area and operation
  15. Reference sources, abbreviations and classification
  16. Limitations for third parties, warranties, variations
  17. Appendix 1 – selected A5 survey photographs
  18. Appendix 2 – certificates of currency, service history


We understand your purchase is a significant investment.

  • Structural and cosmetic condition in and out of water
  • Operation of the systems, equipment and machinery
  • Safety for the intended use and insurance appraisal
  • Clear accurate reports for your informed decision
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Survey findings with recommendations are defined by our shipwright and marine survey experience, standard installation and operating procedures and Australian Standards.

The report is promptly emailed, bound  copy follows by post. Survey photographs can be shared online in a Dropbox folder.

We offer advice on repair, refit and restoration during your ownership.


Contact Us for your next pre-purchase condition survey

0412 202 670