Hull Marine Survey / Inspection & Osmosis Reports

External (out of water) hull inspection for Osmosis and visual / external damage to underwater appendages.

Inspection for osmosis / wicking with associated hull moisture meter levels

Fees from £8 / ft – When an ocean yacht, motor cruiser, canal narrow boat, broads cruiser are nearly new or the purchaser does not have concerns, we are regularly requested to carry out just a hull inspection. This includes underwater appendages eg. keels, extended skegs, rudders, shaft brackets, bow thruster, anodes etc etc.

Equally insurance companies may also require assurance that the motor yacht / sail boat / steel barge / broads yacht is a favourable risk. Please note insurance companies do vary as to the extent of the hull inspections undertaken.

In many cases an out of the water hull inspection is sufficient.  For older vessels insurer’s may well require a Pre Purchase Survey (PPI) report.

For a steel hull vessel / hull this may incude an ultra-sound hull survey for plating thickness, this can be undertaken in-water but we will discuss and make recommendations as necessary.

Wood hull yachts the inspection includes both Tramex moisture meter readings plus hammer testing and pricking at any doubtful features etc. Internal scantling inspection is subject to additional instruction and fee.

Hull Inspections – Scope     The items covered below are detailed for GRP hulls,  however a similiar scope applies for both Steel and Wood construction

Your professional Marine Surveyors for the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire

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Winter Fee Offer – Less 10%  On all Pre-Purchase Surveys confirmed before end February

Hull inspection for ALL materials. GRP,  Steel, Wood

We undertake Ultra Sonic – Steel Hull Thickness Surveys – In water,  Saving you the cost of lifting

1 Vessel Identification From supplied information & builder’s HIN
External Inspection Only – Other than when necessary for below
2 Hull  (GRP) Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Capacitance Type – Moisture meter readings (random areas) Testing of substrate, Hammer (tap) testing, Voids – Examination for Osmotic conditions Accident Damage, Visual examination, Hull / Superstructure bonding,
2.1 Anodes, Quantity & Condition,
2.2 Keel (s) Keels / Bilge Keels & Keel bolts
3 Propulsion Visual damage, Corrosion, Suspect Areas, External Shaft,
3.1 Stern Gear & Stern drive Propellers, A/P Brackets, Extended Skeg, Cutlass bearings, Anodes,
3.2 Bow Thruster & Trim Tabs Installation & Security
4 Rudders Pintle Bearings, Rudder blades,
5 Miscellaneous This section covers any items viewed of concern that are not covered / detailed by one of the above headings