For marine enthusiast, purchasing a boat is a tough decision to make and choosing a boat making tis decision even tougher. As a naïve, person cannot access the true condition of boat by only looking or toucan it. The condition of the boat is not only dependent on its body or hull condition. But many other tins need s t be observes before making tis decision. As all the parameters should be account for wile making the decision. As it can save the money but in case of buying damaged boats can cause treat to life also. Some of these steps are the part of Pre Purchase inspection of Boats
Hiring a Surveyor
Even, if your seasoned boat owner. You are confident that you can be better judge of boat’s conditions and its market value. It’s often a sensible approach to hire a professional surveyor for the job. As these surveyors also have the knowledge about the history of boats in the region. They have better contacts with boat clubs or boat yards which helps them to get critical insight. Not only buyer of boat can ire surveyor, even seller can also ore surveyor to get information about the condition of its boat and its make easy for them to estimate selling price. With in- hand information, they can have better bargaining position.
Inspection should always be done in presence of surveyor, current owner of the boat, buyer and broker. As tis can keep the process more transparent and any questions will be answered on site. All parties will be on same page about the report of inspection. Tis will avoid any surprises afterwards for buyer or seller
Complete examination of boat should be done by surveyor at first after its examination surveyor should be accompanied by buyer and seller for the complete brief about the condition of boat. All the parts of boat like hull, deck, electrical wiring, and hatches must be inspected in details. Any repair or upgradation from Bay Marine Maintenance suggestion should be given to buyer or seller before making the final transaction.
This is same as buying a car. You cannot buy or decide a car by getting its test drive. Same is a case here; all participants should take out boat in open waters for trail. It’s performance will be measured as per provided parameters by buyer. Any discrepancies must be noted and have to be addressed prior to final transaction.
Comprehensive report will be submitted by surveyor. Report will be consisting of feedback and recommendations, about the condition of boat. Surveyor is entitling to gives its own feedback one the basis of experience and expertise. Report should be read out with patience and in complete detail by buyer. Any ambitious point can be consulted with surveyor for clarification. Copy of report must be kept in record for any future reference or reselling purpose. Surveyor also gives an opinion about the value of boat on the basis of its condition and in comparison of other bats in same category.