We offer professional marine surveys with a personal service. This includes:

  • Insurance Surveys
  • Bottom Inspection Surveys
  • Pre Purchase Surveys
  • Damage Assessments
  • Corrosion Analysis Reports
  • Appraisal & Valuation Surveys
  • Off-shore Consultancy & Set-ups 

Marine Surveys can save prospective buyers thousands of dollars by advising them of a vessels true condition, possible defects and an accurate appraisal of the “Fair Market Value.” All prospective vessel buyers; whether a first time owner, a weekend cruiser or a seasoned yachtie should get a survey before purchasing a vessel.
Marine surveys are not just restricted to the purchasing of new vessels. At Master Shipwrights Marine Survey we customise our surveys to meet the needs of all boat owners.

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 Insurance Surveys        Bottom Inspection survey  

This is an inspection performed so that the insurance company and underwriter can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk.
They are interested in the intended use of the vessel, the structural integrity, the market value and the safety for its intended use.
This survey is often requested periodically by your insurance company if the vessel is over 10 years old. The survey is performed to the same standard as a pre-purchase survey, but concentrates on the risk to the insurance company. You should never accept a sellers insurance survey as a pre-purchase survey.

       This is often a good idea when having your boat slipped or antifouled. It will check the condition of the hull, rudder, keel, skin fitting, skeg, shaft and trim tabs etc. This inspection along with a good log of maintenance receipts, will be accepted by most insurance companies.  
 Survey Agreement Forms        Pre Purchase  

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 This is a comprehensive type of inspection we recommend when purchasing a new or used vessel. The overall condition of the vessel will be examined. Coverage includes:

  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Safety for the intended use
  • Structural integrity
  • Propulsion 
  • Machinery
  • Plumbing
  • Pumps
  • Rigging (at deck level)
  • Out of water inspection

A pre purchase survey is often required by most financial companies before financing a vessel.