What Boats We Inspect
Due to the condition of aging boats and issues, there are certain boats we generally don’t inspect:
- Riveted Aluminum Hulls (DeHavilland hulls)
- Aluminium or Fibreglass hulls that have had non-marine waterproofing products applied
- Fibreglass Hulls older than 20 years*
- Outboard Motors older than 30 years*
- Inboard & Stern Drive motors older than 20 years*
- Moored Vessels over 20 years*
- Sailing Vessels
* Except low hour, low use boats that appear well presented and maintained.
What’s involved in our pre-purchase inspections:
- Motor General Condition & Compression Test
- Motor Operational Test
- Hull Structure – excludes moisture testing on fibreglass hulls.
- Electrical Systems & Electronics (wiring, batteries, sounders, GPS units, radar, stereo, lights etc.)
- Trailer General Condition (excluding bearings)
- Basic Trailer Bearing Inspection (does not involve removing wheel and disassembling bearings) – Additional Cost
- Sea Trial (Water Testing) – Additional Cost
Reports are available upon request by the prospective buyer and must be advised prior to the inspection. Most prospective buyers are only after a second set of eyes to have a general look over the boat and compression test the motor. We offer the option for those who don’t need a report to keep costs down and we give our opinions and findings over the phone. Inspection Reports are comprehensive and time consuming and thus the extra costs are to cover the preparation of the report. Reports are generally advised for high value boats or buying unseen.