Yacht Inspections Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Greater London
The market for luxury sailing and motor yachts is growing as more and more money is funnelled into the pockets of the super-rich and high net worth individuals. Yacht tourism is also an increasingly popular sector of the travel and tourism industry, with more people chartering private yachts for tours on their holidays.
However, as yachts become more popular, professional yacht inspections become a more important part of yacht management. Yachts are usually categorised by size segment, meaning your yacht will be classed as small, medium or large.
Additionally, your yacht will not be categorised similarly to other maritime vessels, given that yachts are designed with luxury and quality in mind.
Most other maritime craft are built for practicality, so, as you can imagine, having your yacht inspected is very different to having your fishing boat inspected.
Understanding a Boat Condition Report
When you request a boat survey from professional services, such as those Cetec Marine Ltd offers, you aren't simply getting the subjective opinions of the marine surveyor. When you read a boat condition report, the analysis carried out follows strict guidelines when judging the condition of your craft, looking at specific elements of your vessel to make an overall determination.
Following official regulations, our boat surveys cover all aspects of your boat, from the smallest safety equipment and systems to navigation systems, lighting, sanitation, engine condition and electrical systems. Professional regulators have determined these elements to be the most crucial to the safe use of yachts and boats.
Our marine surveyors will assess them in detail to give you the most accurate boat condition reports possible. Cetec Marine Ltd yacht surveyors adhere to boat inspection standards maintained by professional associations such as the Royal Yacht Association (RYA) and Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA).
These professional bodies provide comprehensive survey recommendations about the design, construction and inspection of luxury yachts to ensure consistent quality and fire safety standards.
What to Expect From a Yacht Survey Report
Yacht survey reports are written summaries generated by our professional team of yacht surveyors.
Whether you are in the pre-purchase stage of owning a yacht or want a thorough update about the condition of a yacht you own, yacht survey reports are invaluable to yacht management.
They will include a full description of the yacht in question and an evaluation of its onboard systems.
Alongside appraisals on the yacht's condition, we will also include recommendations, listed in order of importance, about improving or properly maintaining the vessel's condition.
Our detailed reports also provide accurate valuations for the yacht and the items found within it, providing a fair market price for the sale.
It is usually best for yacht owners to be present during an evaluation to see the condition of the craft and items for themselves so we can explain the important elements of yacht management.
What's Included in Yacht Surveys for Sailing Boats
Yachts are primarily used for pleasure cruising or racing and are often kept in harbours, marinas or waterways. Again, yachts are not like sailing boats used for practical, working purposes. Therefore their fittings and materials are usually higher in quality than other craft.
This includes the hulls, which for smaller yachts are typically constructed from glass reinforced plastics (GRPs) or fibre reinforced plastics (FRPs), with larger yachts being constructed from aluminium. They vary in length from 30 feet upwards. Our marine surveys are conducted with these facts in mind.
Yachts are luxury pleasure vehicles, and their materials, items and condition are all pointed toward this purpose.
Therefore, a yacht inspection will usually consist of the following:
Yacht Survey Checklist
How to Choose a Yacht Surveyor
There are two main points to choosing the right surveyor for your yacht.
The first is to ensure they have the appropriate experience and qualifications to survey the style, size and construction of the particular yacht you have in mind.
The second is to ensure they will produce clear insurance survey reports that are easy to understand.
These written reports will contain an honest summary of the findings and details you need to know regarding your yacht, whether you are negotiating a purchase price or looking for coverage from insurance companies.
Besides these considerations, you may also want to ensure your chosen surveyor is a member of an accredited standards association, such as the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association or the International Institute of Marine Surveying.
If you can't find a good surveyor yourself, a professional body, such as these organisations, has lists of accredited members in different countries and locations to find the right one.
If you require a yacht inspection in Surrey or the surrounding areas get in contact today. Call 01784 464 899 for yacht inspections in Surrey, Greater London, Berkshire, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.