Cheque, cash, Paypal, Electronic transfer.
Yes, but only where they show something that is difficult to describe in words, or to make a specific point. Continue reading
Within the boat survey checklist, some engine parts will be examined, for condition, and insurability. Continue reading
It may be possible to do a boat survey the day after the survey is requested, depending on jobs already booked in. Continue reading
Magellan Yacht Surveys are happy to give estimates on boats all over the world.
Yes, if that is agreed before hand and part of the scope of the job, but on a standard pre-purchase boat survey or an insurance survey for an owner, the report will detail the problem and occasionally a method or suggestion for repair. Continue reading
The insurance company will usually use an independent boat surveyor who will give the insurance company their view and write up a report. Continue reading
A VAT certificate must be available to ensure that you will be able to prove that VAT has been paid on the boat whenever you are asked. Continue reading
Explain to the vendor that your boat surveyor must be able to examine the exterior of the hull for damage, and water content or you won’t be able to insure the boat. Continue reading
There is much discussion regarding this and some boat surveyors don’t take readings due to the fact that they say the results are unreliable. Continue reading
Due to the economic situation and unstable boat market where distressed sales force the average market prices down, Continue reading
The owner pays for an insurance survey. This is usually requested by your insurance company who requires an up to date report on the vessel.
The buyer will commission his or her own boat survey and will have to pay for the survey and any associated costs. Continue reading
Magellan Yacht Surveys offer an overview at the end of the practical survey and a full report within 4 working days. Continue reading
No. The boat or yacht survey and accompanying report is for you only. Continue reading
No, the vessel should be hauled to enable a full examination of the hull exterior and gear below the waterline.
Yes, I carry full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance with one of the industry’s main insurers.
- Diploma in Small Craft Surveying with Lloyds Maritime Academy
- Diploma in Practical Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Course from the International Boatbuilding Training College
- Associate Member of RINA (AMRINA) Royal institute of Naval Architects.
- Affiliate member of the YDSA (Yacht Designer and Surveyor’s Association)
- Full member of the BMSE (British Marine Surveyors Europe)
- Yachmaster offshore theory
- International Certificate of Competence
- RYA Diesel Certificate
Not as such. The scope of the boat survey will be similar and will usually cover all aspects of the vessel, but surveyors write them up differently.
I conduct Tonnage Surveys, Valuations and Damage Surveys. Continue reading
A full pre-purchase condition survey requires the practical examination of the structure (where possible) her equipment, and the vessels’ systems. Continue reading
Yes, many of the issues and defects that could be found are unlikely to be picked up unless a full condition boat survey is undertaken.
The boat should be prepared for survey as follows: Continue reading
Not really. The boat should be ‘prepared for survey’ by the owner and it would be helpful to ensure that this happens. This preparation includes: Continue reading
You need a pre-purchase survey by a professional Yacht Surveyor who is fully insured and a member of one of the acknowledged professional associations. Continue reading
Ideally, the boat should be ‘prepared for the survey’ by the owner and the surveyor can then be left to carry out their examinations without distraction. Continue reading
Magellan Yacht Surveys will confirm the fee before the boat survey date is confirmed. Continue reading
Yes, Magellan Yacht Surveys are often commissioned by insurance companies to carry out damage surveys and can also do this on the owner’s behalf.
It varies from one insurance company to another and also depends on the class and age of the boat. Continue reading
This is a matter of choice. Continue reading
Survey reports are prepared for the commissioning Client and no liability is extended to any third party or persons who may see it. Continue reading
When you purchase a boat, it may look smart, well cared for, and properly maintained. Continue reading