Pre-purchase Condition Marine Survey

EMarine Survey - Insurance Assessments

Why engage E Marine Survey?

We have a clear focus on pre-purchase surveys since 2004,
by qualified shipwright and marine surveyor, Michael Elton.
Professional training, knowledge and experience over 30 years,
provide you a thorough survey and report for informed decision.

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

  • Static in water for structural and cosmetic condition
  • Operation of  the systems, equipment and machinery
  • Out of water for the hull condition, keel and rudder
  • Machinery and sail trial with clean hull and propellers

Our pre-purchase survey and report

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


Condition, operation and safety of your vessel

  • Identification, structural and cosmetic condition in and out of water
  • Condition and operation of the systems, equipment and machinery
  • Safety for the intended use, area of operation, insurance appraisal
  • Clear and accurate reports for your informed purchase decision
E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey

Survey findings and recommendations are defined by our shipwright and survey experience, standard installation and operating procedures and reference to Australian Standards.

The report is emailed within three business days.
Bound report and photographs on DVD by post.

Our service extends to advice on repair and refit, and general boating information during your ownership.


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