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Do You Need A Survey For Boat Insurance

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Do You Need A Survey For Boat Insurance

Do you need a survey for boat insurance? Discover if and when you need a survey to secure boat insurance, the type of assessments insurers may require, and why they matter.  Cetec Marine Ltd offer boat insurance surveys throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. This guide provides clarity for boat owners navigating the insurance process, emphasizing the role of surveys in determining vessel condition and ensuring...

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What Is Checked In A Boat Full Structural Survey

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What Is Checked In A Boat Full Structural Survey

What is checked in a boat full structural survey? Discover what professionals look for, from hull integrity to onboard systems, ensuring seaworthiness and safety.  Cetec Marine Ltd offer boat structural surveys throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Whether you're a boat owner, buyer, or enthusiast, understanding these checks is vital for maintaining the longevity and performance of marine vessels. During...

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What Does A Boat Serial Number Tell You

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What Does A Boat Serial Number Tell You

Have you been asking: what does a boat serial number tell you? Cetec Marine Ltd provide boat valuations throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Find out what are hull ID numbers and how to read a boat’s HIN number. Every boat that has been imported or built since November 1, 1972, must have a HIN number stamped onto it. It consists of 12 characters and is unique to the boat it is stamped on. This helps...

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How Do You Find Out What A Boat Is Worth

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How Do You Find Out What A Boat Is Worth

This article looks at how you find out what a boat is worth. Cetec Marine Ltd provide boat valuations throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. We look at how to determine a boat’s value and what factors affect the price of a boat.  There are many reasons to part ways with a beloved vessel. You might be upgrading to a newer model or handing up your sailing hat to spend more time on solid ground. But...

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What Maintenance Is Required On A Narrow Boat

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What Maintenance Is Required On A Narrow Boat

Have you considered what maintenance is required on a narrow boat? Find out more about what's included in narrowboat maintenance and the daily maintenance checks you should do for a narrow boat.  Cetec Marine Ltd provide narrow boat inspections throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Read more about our narrowboat maintenance tips. If you want to keep your narrowboat in good condition, regular...

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What Is The Lifespan Of A Boat

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What Is The Lifespan Of A Boat

This question asks: what is the lifespan of a boat? Discover the factors influencing the lifespan of boats. Learn about boat construction, maintenance, and usage patterns that impact how long a boat can last.  Cetec Marine Ltd is a trusted marine surveyor working throughout Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Get insights into preserving boat value and extending its longevity. Make informed decisions about boat ownership...

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Can You Buy A Boat Without A Survey

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Can You Buy A Boat Without A Survey

Considering a boat purchase? Are you asking: can you buy a boat without a survey? Learn about the necessity of surveys. Explore the advantages and potential risks of buying a boat without a survey.  Cetec Marine Ltd is a trusted marine surveyor working throughout Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Get expert advice on making informed decisions when acquiring a vessel, ensuring your investment is sound and your boating...

Posted by:Admin on:2023-06-26 12:12:18 Read More

How Long Do Boats Hold Their Value

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How Long Do Boats Hold Their Value

Are you asking: How long do boats hold their value? Explore factors influencing boat depreciation and resale worth. Learn about maintenance, market trends, and expert insights on how different types of boats retain their value over time. Cetec Marine Ltd is a trusted marine surveyor working throughout Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. Make informed decisions when buying or selling a boat with this comprehensive guide. Boats...

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How Often Does A Boat Need To Be Surveyed

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How Often Does A Boat Need To Be Surveyed

Are you asking: how often does a boat need to be surveyed? Cetec Marine Ltd provide marine surveys throughout Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Greater London. We look at types of boat surveys, what kind of boat needs a survey and when you need a survey on a boat. You might think that only large or expensive boats require surveys. But this isn't the case. There's no limit on the value or size of a boat to have it surveyed...

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Should I Buy A New Or Used Boat

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Should I Buy A New Or Used Boat

Should I buy a new or used boat? If you considering a purchase of a boat, you may be considering the benefits of buying a new or used vessel. Find out what you need to know. Buying your first boat is a thrilling experience. All would-be boat owners dream of the day their brand-new boat slips into the water.  Popping the hatch and breathing that fresh styrene smell before heading out onto the open water. However, there's more...

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Is Owning A Boat Expensive

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Is Owning A Boat Expensive

Have you considered: is owning a boat expensive? We look at how to calculate annual expenditure for boat ownership so you can decide if the cost of owning a marine vehicle is affordable for you. Knowing how much it costs to run a boat, let alone purchase one, is fundamental for budgeting and avoiding heavy repair fees due to lack of maintenance.  The operating costs depend on different factors, for example, what you use the boat...

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What Is The Importance Of Hull Inspection

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What Is The Importance Of Hull Inspection

What is the importance of hull inspection? We look at why hull inspections are important and the methods of hull inspection. In the past, inspectors and cleaners had to be strong swimmers to view the barnacles and seaweed that found itself attached to the hull of a ship.  Now that ships and technology have become more sophisticated, we can undergo safer and more underwater ship hull inspections. Ship hull inspections have become...

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How Much Maintenance Does A Yacht Require

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How Much Maintenance Does A Yacht Require

How much maintenance does a yacht require? We look at why it is important to have regular maintenance carried out on your yacht and what is included in the survey. Part of yacht operation and ownership is seeing maintenance as a crucial step to preserving your vessel for years to come.  Yachts are substantial investments, so just like with any asset, make sure to keep your yacht maintained and protected to preserve its value. Keeping...

Posted by:Admin on:2022-07-25 14:42:10 Read More

What Should I Look For In A Yacht Survey

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What Should I Look For In A Yacht Survey

What should I look for in a yacht survey? This article looks at what's included in a used yacht survey and also shows the limitations of yacht surveys. When it comes to yacht surveys, you should always look for the right surveyor. There is no point in hiring the help of a marine surveyor that specialises in modern boating if you have a traditional model. Despite how expensive a good surveyor may seem, they could end up saving you much...

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What Is A Marine Survey For A Boat

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What Is A Marine Survey For A Boat

This article looks at what a marine survey is for a boat. Find out about why you need a marine survey and what it includes. Find out if your boat requires a marine survey. Fundamentally, a boat or yacht survey is an exhaustive inspection of the water vessel, including the exterior, interior and all mechanic systems. Officially these checks must be completed by a qualified surveyor with mechanical knowledge and experience to ensure...

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How Often Should Your Boat Be Inspected

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How Often Should Your Boat Be Inspected

Do you want to know how often your boat should be inspected? This article discuses all you need to know about boat inspections and looks at why they are so important. Good boat maintenance is a lot of work at regular intervals, making most people hesitant to do most maintenance tasks. Boat owners should regularly assess their electrical systems, safety equipment, and boat engine, but how often should boat maintenance be done? Who...

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How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A Boat Per Year

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How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A Boat Per Year

This article looks at how much it costs to maintain a boat per year. Find out more about maintenance, servicing and inspections for your boat. If you are thinking of purchasing a new boat or craft, the costs involved will be a key factor in your consideration, whether it will determine what type of craft you buy or whether you buy at all.  However, you will find that boating or sailing is one of the best value-for-money experiences...

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Types of Marine Surveys

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Types of Marine Surveys

With more than 40 years experience, our team has all the knowledge and expertise to assist you with a variety of service and inspections. Although we are based in Surrey, we can travel to your location. Cetec Marine Ltd offer various types of marine surveys available, and they include: Pre-Purchase Surveys Valuation Surveys Tonnage Measurements We have years of experience when it...

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Is a Boat Valuation Survey a good idea

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Is a Boat Valuation Survey a good idea

Cetec Marine Ltd can conduct valuation surveys for boats across the UK. This is typically carried out at the same time as pre-purchase survey or surveys for insurance coverage requirements. Assessment is made according to the age, condition and type of boat. Market patterns are also considered to give a guideline appraisal for the boat in an 'as seen' condition. Marine valuations are needed for a number of purposes. The most typical...

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Who requires a Boat Insurance Survey

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Who requires a Boat Insurance Survey

It is a good idea to arrange a boat insurance survey to have a used boat inspected prior to buying it. There will be situations when an insurer will ask to view a survey report prior to consenting to give cover on some vessels. These include vessels over a specific age, home constructed and renovated boats. The objective of a boat insurance survey is to reassure non-experts that a yacht/boat is in good condition. This is required for the vessel...

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How does Ultrasonic Boat Testing Work

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How does Ultrasonic Boat Testing Work

An ultrasonic thickness gauge is utilised to determine the plate thickness and the integrity of steel. iron and aluminium vessels. This is a multiple echo instrument that can detect the thickness of the plating through the protective coatings. Our Non Destructive Testing (NDT) service is readily available for all marine crafts and structures. This includes carbon fibre, fibreglass, aluminium and steel boats. The Ultrasonic Thickness Report...

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What is the Pre-purchase Boat Survey

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What is the Pre-purchase Boat Survey

When you're in the process of purchasing a boat, you need to consider how to keep expenses within budget. Spending money on a survey may appear to be an avoidable expense, but it can save you money in the long run. A survey is vital in both supplying peace of mind and protection when buying a boat. Whether new or previously owned, a survey is crucial. It is the best way to guarantee no vital components are missed in the vessel's long-term...

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Why choose a qualified Marine Surveyor

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Why choose a qualified Marine Surveyor

Cetec Marine Ltd boat surveyors supply an extensive series of surveys and inspections to boat owners in the UK. We have completed inspections on several of the UK's most valuable vessels. As a small family-run business, we can respond at short notice to fulfil your requirements. As one of the leading boat inspection companies in the UK, our expertise and understanding of marine vessels is second to none. We acknowledge the importance of...

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Insurance Surveys for boats and Yachts

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Insurance Surveys for boats and Yachts

Whether you are an owner of a yacht or a boat, an insurance survey will be required by your insurance provider during ownership. Cetec Marine Ltd insurance surveys are accepted by all major UK insurance companies. Our surveyor is qualified and highly experienced for marine surveying. We are also members of professional UK surveying organisations; IIMS - the International Institute of Marine surveying. When the insurance company asks for you to provide...

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Do I Need A Boat Damage Report

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Do I Need A Boat Damage Report

Are you looking for a boat damage report? We could help you write an independent damage report if your boat was involved in an accident. We represent your interests in the best way possible. A private surveyor working with the insurance company will only work to represent their interests. We have very little control over boat accidents. From collisions with other boats to hitting obstacles or getting damaged due to vandalism or inadequate maintenance...

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Who Can Provide Boat Valuation Surveys

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Who Can Provide Boat Valuation Surveys

For the boat valuation survey process to be successful, the surveyor should conduct an accurate assessment of the boat to ascertain its precise market value. The market value of a boat usually varies and is generally quoted as per the time of the survey. Insurance and financial companies typically require boat valuation survey information. Financial companies need this information so that they can determine the amount of money to lend you and insurance...

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Boat Structural Inspections

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Boat Structural Inspections

Boat Structural Inspections refers to a survey undertaken by narrowboat and yacht owners that wish to understand the condition and performance of their boat. This inspection is done with your boat outside of the water and can take up to half a day. During the process, inspectors will employ specialised ultrasonic testing-equipment to check your boat's structural condition. Other areas that are likely to be inspected include pit depths, corrosion,...

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Who Needs Pre-purchase Survey for Boats

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Who Needs Pre-purchase Survey for Boats

Are you looking to buy or sell a boat? The first course of action is to ensure a Full Condition Survey/Pre-purchase survey is carried out. It's primarily focused on all the critical aspects of the vessel. These may include; the cosmetic details, the boat's structural integrity and safety of its systems. A pre-purchase survey will outline both the good and bad aspects of the boat to inform you of any potential problems that may require attention After...

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