Compass Marine Yacht Surveys offers a range of services including comprehensive pre-purchase surveys. We survey yachts with hullls made from GRP, FRP, steel, aluminium or wood.
Our pre-purchase surveys include:
The areas of the yacht inspected (and structure of a report) can be seen here.
A full rigging survey is included for no additional charge if the mast is unstepped and laid out so it is accessible for inspection (if the mast is stepped, we can only inspect to head-height and are unable to fully inspect for damaged wire).
For steel hulls we complete an ultrasonic thickness survey using an ultrasonic thickness gauge and dye penetrant testing when necessary.
We also have the means to test for duplex steel and low grade stainless steel (eg a propeller shaft).
We are qualified to complete surveys of wooden boats.
We want to maximise the usefulness of your survey. To achieve this we do the following:
The cost of a pre-purchase survey and other services and options can be seen here. If the vendor of your new boat has had one of our pre-sale suveys, we can convert the results to a full-pre-purchase survey after a second visit and a new report for a modest additional fee.
Alongside the main survey we offer the following additional options:
Sea trials provide useful additional information, especially about the engine, sails and rigging and if the boat has been stored ashore, inspecting her while afloat will also provide useful information.
If you'd like more detailed information, to discuss your requirements or book a survey please contact us +44 (0)7714 340 487 or firstname.lastname@example.org