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A Pre-purchase or Full Condition Survey starts with the inspection of the ship's papers and the general identification of the vessel against her registration documents. The Surveyor then starts to inspect the vessel in the following order.

1. Hull Survey

Hull Numbers (H.I.N. = Hull Identification Number)

Internal Hull Inspection

Bilges. We check for:

Cored Hulls. We check for:

Vessel Ashore Inspection

Underwater parts of the Hull:

Topsides of the Hull:

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2. Decks & 3. Superstructure

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4. Drive Train /Propulsion

Visual inspection only of:

Oil Analysis is not systematically included in the report and instructions should be given to the surveyor prior to his visit should you require this test. It should be noted that engines have to have run at least 50 hours on the lubricating oil for the results of the analysis to be indicative of the engine's condition and state of tune. Analysis after recent oil changes, prior to winterizing, for example, will not give a true picture of engine condition.

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5. Exhaust Systems

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6. Fuel Systems

Fuel Tanks:

Systems and Materials:

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7.Electrical Installations

DC Systems:

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8. Plumbing Systems

System Materials:

Marine Sanitation Systems (MSD):

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9. Sea Water Systems

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10. Bilge Pumping

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11. EQUIPMENT

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12.ON DECK EQUIPMENT

13. FIRE FIGHTING

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14. LIFE SAVING

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15. GAS INSTALLATIONS

16. DESCRIPTION OF LAYOUT

A description of the interior layout of the vessel from stem to stern and from top to bottom, reporting on the general condition of Furniture and Soft Furnishings.

17. SEA TRIALS

We pay particular attention to the following:

We also test:

Additional tests not included in the standard survey can be made for tenders, jet skis etc.

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18 & 19 CONCLUSION and VALUATION

Pen ultimately the survey closes with a conclusion along the following lines: "The Vessel we have visited is Satisfactory, Requires minor Cosmetic Repairs, Requires a Rebuild, Should be put ashore for Safety Reasons … ".

Ultimately the survey states the all important "VALUE" in U.S. Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling. We Consider the Total Loss and Fair Market Value of the Vessel as inspected, bearing in mind:

20. Recommendations and Explanations

Wherever possible throughout the survey the Surveyor will endeavour to propose a recommendation for repair work he feels necessary or points of improvement.

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Marine Surveyors
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15, rue du Lac
06400 Cannes
Tel: + 33 (0)609 524 166
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