Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Survey Experience

 

How much does a boat survey cost?

Pricing varies in different areas, but as a general rule of thumb plan on spending around €22 per foot of boat. Note, however, that many surveyors have a minimum charge that may exceed this rate with small boats.

 

How do I find a boat surveyor?

Start by visiting IIMS, NAMS or SAMS online, to locate some of their accredited surveyors in your area.

 

How long does a boat survey take?

Anywhere from a couple of hours for a small boat, to a couple of days for a large boat or Yacht.

 

Do I have to be present for the boat survey?

Surveyors usually don’t require you to be present. However, it’s a good move to be there. You’ll probably learn a lot about the boat you’re buying—and about boats in general.

 

Does a boat survey tell me how much needed repairs will cost?

Generally speaking yes, the Surveyor will sketch out a basic budget for repairs or required upgrades. Remember, however, that they’ll be using average costs and the numbers they provide aren’t exact.

 

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