Included in the ‘in-the-water’ survey is a comprehensive inspection of the accessible areas of the hull and deck structure. Small panels will be removed, where easy access is possible, to inspect both the hull & deck. No destructive testing or dismantling of cabinetry or equipment is undertaken. All systems and equipment are inspected, documented and operated, where possible. Remarks will be made in the report if certain equipment is not tested due to circumstances at the time of the survey. Water tanks, hatches, ports and windows are tested for leaks when dockside water facilities are available. A full inventory is not taken during the survey, however all safety equipment is checked and documented. Inventory is normally checked at the time of acceptance by the owner or owner’s representative.
The vessel is inspected during a short ‘lift & hold’ haulout’.
A visual inspection of the standing rigging is done at deck level and aloft.
A sea trial is completed under sail and power, when possible
A comprehensive report will be a PDF file with color digital photo . . .