Our Marine Survey – Pre Purchase Survey is a comprehensive out-of-the-water inspection (see scope) and is recommended to protect your investment when purchasing any ocean sailing yacht, motor cruiser, sports boat, canal narrow boat or broads cruiser etc. A pre purchase marine survey will almost certainly be required by your marine insurance company for older vessels, and in addition an insurance valuation may well be required.
A marine surveyor is a trained professional who acts as your eyes, ears and agent / adviser in any assessment, survey, contractual situation or accident investigation. He is someone who makes sure that accurate information is gathered professionally, efficiently and impartially
Marine surveys are usually required at the setting up of a new marine insurance policy and thereafter at regular intervals.
- As in all our survey reports we highlight and detail all items inspected and defects found and make recommendations.
- Recommendations being graded from ‘improve maintenance’ to ‘implement (action) without delay’
- Optional – Market Valuation – for insurance / finance purposes. Additional Fee Applies
- Optional – River / Engine Trials. Additional Fee Applies
A Pre-Purchase Survey (out-of-the-water) covers the major structural, engine installation & propulsion, steering, fuel, batteries, windows and safety issues (and much more besides) required by buyers and insurance companies alike. We do not comment on such as canopies, soft furnishings, white goods & domestic installations etc. as we believe that you have already formed an opinion on these.
Engines & Stern Drives are expensive to repair – EMS are not qualified marine engineers and therefore we always recommend a comprehensive inspection by a qualified engineer or alternatively an engine oil sample analysis from which inherent ‘engine problems’ may well be determined in advance – tells you plenty about the engine’s internal condition
As marine surveyors, not qualified electrical or electronic engineers, we are unable to report upon electrical, electronic or navigation systems being ‘fit for purpose’ or their satisfactory installation
We undertake a Navigational / Electrical equipment ‘Switch Function Test ie. On / Off ‘ and make comments accordingly. We are however unable to guarantee or provide an opinion that the equipment is ‘fit for purpose.
We recommend inspection by a duly qualified electrical / electronic engineer prior to purchase should there be concerns
River / Sea (engine) Trials: As most inspections are conducted out-of-the-water it is also strongly recommended that engine trials are undertaken prior to completing any purchase, allowing the client to satisfy himself as to the satisfactory operation of installed systems, propulsion, steering, electrical, electronic and navigation equipment, domestic plus water and waste installations and deck equipment etc etc. EMS offer a river / sea (engine) trials service – Additional Fees Apply
We take between 200-300 photographs of every inspection, photos being retained on file for future reference
See below for Pre-Purchase Scope – Principal items being included in our Pre-Purchase Survey
Your professional Marine Surveyors for the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire and throughout the UK & Europe – We travel Anywhere at Any time
European Marine Services Ltd / European Marine Surveys – Are delighted to welcome William Kirby as a new Marine Surveying Associate.
Will will undertake Marine Surveys on GRP vessels of less than 50ft
- IIMS Diploma in Yacht & Small Craft Surveying. Qualified in 2004/05.
- Gas Safe Registered. Previously CORGI Registered.
- Boat Safety Scheme Examiner since 1999.
- Member of the Association of Boat Safety Examiners (ABSE)
- Full PI Insurance Cover with EMS Ltd
Will will undertake all EMS Ltd Boat Safety Scheme Examinations