Technical Information and Rates
Buying a boat is a big step, a phone call and a few emails will help steer you in the right direction.
In a pre-purchase survey we would recommend the yacht be stripped of all personal belongings in order to easily access the vessel.
It is highly recommended that the vessel be hauled, the underwater sections pressure washed and scraped in order to help inspection. It is best to do this part of the survey last in case we find excessive faults and recommend that the vessel not be purchased.
It is highly recommended to sea trial the vessel.
This is a non-intrusive survey, we do not dismantle the yacht or take core samples.
The mast is checked visually if you want a full mast report it is prudent to have a professional rig check.
The survey is an accurate reflection on the state of the yacht and the survey comes with no warranty.
Live aboard's do not have to unpack the entire vessel, we will work around this with you.
Haul out is optional, it is at the instruction of your insurance company.
Sea trials are not required.
The rest of the survey follows along the same lines as pre-purchase surveys.
DAMAGE, call us and we will do our best to help you.
Important points in case of damage:
1. It is your vessel, treat it as such and do not expect the
insurance company to do so. Take care to minimise
further damage as fast a possible.
2. Report the damage immediately to your insurance
company and the appropriate authorities.
3. The insurance company will appoint a surveyor, if
you are uncomfortable with this situation you may
appoint your own surveyor to help you with the
Once you have bought the vessel, Ian will be happy to share his extensive knowledge of the Caribbean with you. This will short cut many problems and create savings in the long run.
We are a phone call or email away. All initial correspondence and advice is free.
Mono Hull 19.00 USD per foot.
Multi Hull 22.00 USD per foot.
Damage assessment 90.00 USD per hour