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Pre Purchase Vessel Inspection

Buying a new boat is exciting, even if it’s not your first vessel purchase. Among all things that you need to do before buying a vessel, the most important thing is a pre-purchase vessel inspection. With so many specialised components in a boat, it’s crucial to perform a thorough inspection of the boat before buying it.

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Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

A pre-purchase marine survey includes the inspection of engines, electrical units, the hull, and a complete sea trial. You can scroll down to find a checklist where we mention everything that needs to be inspected before buying a vessel.

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Pre purchase vessel inspection
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Why is Pre-Purchase Vessel Inspection Necessary?

Buying a boat is a dream for many, and boats do not happen to be commonplace like cars. That makes it harder to repair a boat when something goes wrong with its parts. You can potentially save thousands of dollars on boat repair by simply performing a thorough inspection. It gives you a detailed report of the things you need to fix immediately and in the short run.

When buying a boat, you may need to do various repairs and modifications before it’s operable. The price you are paying for the vessel is likely to be less than the actual amount in making the boat functional again. With a pre-purchase vessel inspection, you can get a fair estimate of how much you’ll have to spend in the long and short run.

Vessel Pre Purchase Inspection Checklist

Here’s a checklist of all the things covered in a vessel pre-purchase inspection report:

Boat:

  • Hull Structual Condition
  • Details (HIN / Registration)
  • Windscreen
  • Transom / Flooring
  • Safety Equipment
  • Upholstery Condition

Instruments / Electrical

Engines:

  • Compression
  • Gearbox Oil
  • Engine Oil
  • Trim System
  • Steering System
  • Engine Mounts
  • Corrosion
  • Exhaust System
  • Water & Oil Leaks
  • Sea Trialing

Electrics:

  • Navigation Lights
  • Cabin & Cockpit Lighting
  • Depth Sounders
  • Navigation Electronics
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Lighting
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerators
  • Live Bait Tanks
  • Fishing Equipment

Trailer:

  • Tires
  • Corrosion
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Winch Operation
  • Rollers & Skids
  • Safety Chain & Coupling
  • Lights
  • Trailer VIN

Vessel Pre Purchase Inspection Report

At ABCO, we take great care in providing detailed and quick reports of your pre-purchase vessel inspection. We ensure that the report is delivered in the shortest time possible without doing due diligence. Our reports are detailed and comprehensive, but understandable for anyone who is acquainted with the mechanics of vessels. With ABCO vessel pre-purchase inspection, you can be assured of covering every necessary thing that needs to be checked.

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In Water vessel inspection report

Getting an in water vessel inspection report will prove to be cost-effective in the long run, since you can potentially save thousands of dollars on last-minute emergency repairs. You also get a comprehensive report of the components in your vessel that might require repairing and maintenance in the near future.

A marine survey report is the first thing that you should do before committing to buying a boat. The report will tell you what’s the real cost of buying the boat, and not just its selling price. There are multiple benefits of getting an in water vessel inspection report.

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