Power and Sailing Vessels Yacht, recreational and commercial vessel surveyor for the last 30 years. During that time, I have completed surveys on all the major makes and assorted models of power and sailing vessels. Added to that are numerous custom built and one-of-a-kind vessels. Thirty-plus years of practical experience with gas and diesel marine engines.
Pre-Purchase Survey / "C&V" Survey: (condition & value): Generally considered to be a full survey of the vessel. Normally includes vessel afloat at dockside, underway for a short sea trial on local waters and then hauled out at a boatyard for bottom inspection. Usually completed in one 3 to 6 hour inspection period depending on the size and complexity of the vessel. The resulting survey report can also be used for financing and insurance purposes.
Survey for insurance purposes only: This type of survey is normally done to comply with an insurance company request for a new or updated survey report for renewal of policy or change of underwriter.
Estimated current value only:Usually done to establish an estimated current fair market value for estate or divorce settlement purposes.