Yachting Experts - Types of Surveys

Pre-purchase survey;

Pre-purchase survey

  • A comprehensive in and out of water inspection of the vessel’s structure and condition
  • Hull internal inspection of the hull structure
  • Inspection of the decks and deck equipment
  • Inspection of the machinery and systems on board
  • Sea trials
  • System trials
  • House system inspection and functionality tests
  • Inspection and operational tests of the vessels safety systems
  • Inspection of service records
Bank or insurance valuation;

Bank or insurance valuation

  • Assessment of the vessel condition and structural integrity
  • Inspection and operational tests of the vessels safety systems
  • Qualified valuation based upon the vessel condition and market forces
New-build and refit inspections

New-build and refit inspections

  • Assessment of the standard specifications and client extras
  • Planned inspection schedule
  • Milestone and stage payment inspections
  • Launch and commissioning trials
  • Pre-delivery sea trials and quality control
  • Acceptance and handover inspections and trials
Warranty and PDI surveys

Warranty and PDI surveys

  • Pre-delivery vessel inspection, indicating build defects
  • Preparation of the warranty defect list
  • Submission of the warranty defect list to the shipyard
  • Assessment and sign off of completed warranty works
Tonnage and MCA coding (UK flagged vessels under 24 meters)


  • Preparation of vessels for coding
  • Code compliance inspections for UK flag (IIMS)
  • MLC 2006 inspections and compliance for UK flag (IIMS)
  • Tonnage inspections for Red Ensign vessels under 24 meters
Other specialist services

Other specialist services

  • Moisture measurement of laminate structures
  • Hardness measurements of paints and substrates
  • Thermal imaging
  • Endoscope camera
  • Noise measurement
  • Oil sampling
  • Ultrasound thickness measurement


Letting Fee Information

The asking rent does not include letting fees. Our standard administration fee (which covers general administration and preparation of paperwork) is £xxx (£xxx+VAT). A security deposit, usually equivalent to six weeks rent, is also payable.

Depending on your circumstances and the property you select, one or more of the following may also be charged to you upfront;

Fees may be charged on a per person or per property basis, please call us on 0033 682987764