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Insurance Surveys 

An insurance survey will concentrate on those items which are most likely to cause or mitigate insurance claims: the general structural condition of the hull, seacocks, engines and fuel systems, steering, gas systems, as well as masts, rig, sails and safety equipment.


This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on boats older than 20 years. They will also want to know the vessel’s fair market value.


As with a pre-purchase survey, the vessel will need to be out of the water.  As moisture readings are not usually taken for this type of survey (unless a full osmosis assessment is specifically requested), GRP vessels will only need to be out of the water for the period of inspection, and do not require drying-out time beforehand.



Key Features

Full structural inspection of the hull, deck and superstructure

Full inspection of bottom and stern gear

Visual inspection of all equipment 

Insurance report  with pictures