Professional boat surveys

If you’re looking for efficient boat surveys carried out by a Marine Surveyor and Consultant, look no further than John Cherry Yacht Surveys. Call me today.

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Pre-Purchase and Insurance Renewal Survey Sail Boat

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, keel, rudder, stern gear and hull fittings. Machinery and electronics will be examined visually and run up to make sure they are working. Firefighting and safety equipment will be inspected. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Pre-Purchase and Insurance Renewal Survey for Motor Boats

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, keel, rudder, stern gear and through hull fittings. The anchor and chain are inspected as presented and seen. Machinery and electronics are examined visually. Firefighting and safety equipment will be inspected. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Pre-Purchase Survey Multi-hull

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, keel, rudder, stern gear and through hull fittings. Particular attention will be paid to the deck beams between the outer hull and the main hull. Sails are not laid out for inspection as the amount of space available to do this on-board is limited. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Pre-Purchase Survey Multi-hull

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, keel, rudder, stern gear and through hull fittings. Particular attention will be paid to the deck beams between the outer hull and the main hull. Sails are not laid out for inspection as the amount of space available to do this on-board is limited. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Hull and Deck Structural Survey for Sail Boats

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, keel, rudder, stern gear and through hull fittings. Deck to Hull joint, Hull stiffening, chainplate installations, keel fastenings, rudder tube installation, are also inspected. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Hull and Deck Structural Survey for Motor Boats

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, rudder/s, stern gear and through hull fittings. The anchor and chain are inspected as presented and seen. The windlass, steering gear and hand-operated bilge pump are examined and tested where possible. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Hull and Deck Structural Survey for Motor Boats

The vessel has to be slipped or hauled for examination of the hull, below and above the waterline, rudder/s, stern gear and through hull fittings. The anchor and chain are inspected as presented and seen. The windlass, steering gear and hand-operated bilge pump are examined and tested where possible. On completion, a written report with photographs is produced.

Hull Inspection or Osmosis Check

Moisture meter readings are taken using the Sovereign Quantum Marine (Moisture Meter), which will take both shallow and deep readings. The hull is then tapped over at random with a small hammer to check for any serious delamination.

Valuation

When carrying out a valuation, the condition of the vessel and its equipment is taken into account. The following parts are inspected:

Hull Moulding below the waterline
Hull Moulding above the waterline
Deck Moulding
Deck Fittings
Keel
Steering
Stern Gear
Cathodic Protection and much more

Valuation

When carrying out a valuation, the condition of the vessel and its equipment is taken into account. The following parts are inspected:

Hull Moulding below the waterline
Hull Moulding above the waterline
Deck Moulding
Deck Fittings
Keel
Steering
Stern Gear
Cathodic Protection and much more

New Boat Inspection

To help eliminate most of those teething problems, it is a good idea to have a surveyor carry out a Pre-Delivery Inspection. The vessel will undergo a thorough quality check to ensure that the operating systems work as they should. It will also confirm that the boat conforms to the Recreational Craft Directive, the standard to which all boats in the EU have to be built.

Spars and Rigging Inspection

Check all structural parts for:

Cracks
Deformation
Wear/play
Fastening
Corrosion
Plastic ageing
The general condition of boom must be also be examined.

Spars and Rigging Inspection

Check all structural parts for:

Cracks
Deformation
Wear/play
Fastening
Corrosion
Plastic ageing
The general condition of boom must be also be examined.

Damage Reports

Damage Reports provide an accurate report on the damage sustained by storms, boat yards, other vessels or personal accidents. These tests are carried out under instruction by either the insurer or the owner and provide a factual report of the damage to the vessel. The repairs can then be overseen to keep a check on the work in progress and to ensure that payment is not authorised until they have been completed to a satisfactory standard.

Fluid Analysis

I have set up an account with one of the country’s foremost fluid analysis teams at Finning’s laboratories. Having access to a team of consummate professional technicians who specialise in providing detailed evaluations for oil, fuel and coolants for all types of equipment, I am able to provide you with a detailed analysis of any particular sample.

Fluid Analysis

I have set up an account with one of the country’s foremost fluid analysis teams at Finning’s laboratories. Having access to a team of consummate professional technicians who specialise in providing detailed evaluations for oil, fuel and coolants for all types of equipment, I am able to provide you with a detailed analysis of any particular sample.

Project Management

From supervising the installation of a holding tank to managing the build of a new boat, this is a service offered to eliminate the stress for busy owners. I will obtain quotes for the owner and after the agreement, place the orders on behalf of the owner with their preferred supplier. When the work has been completed, the installations and work will be checked for quality and the equipment checked for operation.

Benefits of Tonnage Measurement - Part 1 Registration

Enables you to prove the title to your boat
Provides internationally acceptable documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
Allows you to register a marine mortgage
Can enhance the resale value of your vessel and much more

Benefits of Tonnage Measurement - Part 1 Registration

Enables you to prove the title to your boat
Provides internationally acceptable documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
Allows you to register a marine mortgage
Can enhance the resale value of your vessel and much more

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