Pre-purchase Condition Marine Survey

EMarine Survey - Insurance Assessments

Why engage E Marine Survey?

We have a clear focus on the objectives of survey.
Professional training, knowledge and experience, for
accurate reports to assist with an informed decision.

Our database of marine surveys since 2004, includes:

  • most production fibreglass and many custom-built vessels,
  • composite, timber, steel and aluminium construction,
  • power & sailing yachts, multihulls and commercial vessels.

Survey in and out of water and on trial:

  • Static in water for the structural and cosmetic condition,
  • operational testing of the systems, equipment and machinery
  • Out of water for thru-hulls, running gear, keel and rudder
  • Trial under engine and sail with clean hull and running gear

Pre-purchase condition survey reports

  1. Introduction for the scope, conditions, limitations and survey findings
  2. Particulars for the design, year, registration, hull identification number, engine model and serial numbers
  3. Construction and general arrangement, laminate and core schedules if known, timber scantlings or 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 and operation on trial. Mechanics for common rail diesels and EFI petrol engines
  7. Thru-hulls, seacocks, pumps, plumbing, freshwater, tanks and heads
  8. 12/24 VDC, 240/415 VAC, AV & IT
    12/24 VDC, battery test, charge, regulation, high-amperage circuits
    240/415 VAC, RCD, polarity and compliance to Australian standards
    Audio Visual for AM/FM, LCD monitors, TV and satellite reception
    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, stabilisers, and joystick controls for dynamic positioning and mooring
  11. LPG & Firefighting compliance, smoke and fire detection, extinguishers, hydrants, suppression with fuel and air shutoff
  12. NavCom for VHF, HF, AIS and satellite; GPS, sonar, radar plotters; computers, chart software, tridata, wind, EPIRB and PLB
  13. Safety to comply with State and AMSA regulations, NSCV for commercial vessels, YA categories for cruising and racing yachts
  14. Summary for the intended use, area of operation and insurance
  15. Limitations for the scope, third parties, warranties, and variations
  16. Appendix 1 for selected A5 survey photographs
  17. Appendix 2 for certificates of currency and service history


Our priority role is the safety of a vessel, and crew:
Identification, structural and cosmetic condition in & out of water,
Condition and operation of the systems, equipment and machinery,
Safety for the intended use, area of operation, insurance appraisal,
Comprehensive accurate reports to assist with informed decision.

E-Marine Survey - Pre-purchase Condition Survey

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

The final report is emailed within three business days.

Photographs on DVD and bound report are sent by post.
(photographs can also be shared via a Dropbox folder).

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