Pre Purchase Condition Inspection

A pre-purchase survey is an in-depth, through evaluation of all the vessel's systems. When conditions permit, the inspection includes operational testing of all equipment. The vessel must be hauled out of the water for hull inspection. A sea trial is also highly recommended and is generally included in the cost of the survey when conditions permit and the sea trial is conducted on the same day as the inspection. Other inspections include rigging, machinery and electrical systems. Given today’s complicated vessel system, specialists should be consulted when circumstances dictate such as with large diesel powered machinery and complicated electronic systems.

A Pre-purchase Survey report is designed to assist you in post survey negotiations, scheduling required repairs, completing routine and preventive maintenance as well as making decisions for upgrades in the near and distant future.

The information generated is very important for anyone who has the intention of purchasing a vessel, equipment or piece because the condition the item is in, can be known before the purchase takes place.

This service consists of a technical report based on a thorough inspection of the vessel, equipment or parts.

The service offered in this area is complete, independent, objective, and is designed to satisfy the buyer’s need. Nonetheless, you can add specific instructions, which will be looked at by our inspectors.

Our standard report (for vessels) covers the following

General and descriptive information, measurements, capacities, tonnages, inspection findings, necessary certificates and documents, the propulsion’s motor’s condition (maintenance specification and information), condition of the auxiliary engines, electric equipment, boilers, propellers, tailshafts, steering gear, reduction gears, clutches, treatment plants, separators, purifiers, discharge monitors, heaters, compressors, air bottles, air conditioners, lockers, spare parts, ship seachests and discharges, transverse propellers, pumps and pipes. It will also include the consumption to different situations, latest loads, tank coating conditions, storage areas, deck, engine room, arrangements, deck equipment, mooring equipment, safety equipment, fire-fighting equipment, thickness measurement reports, etc.

The reports include a valuation of each element's condition. They are scales from one to ten. One (1) being "scrap and useless", and ten (10) being "New, as when it was delivered after manufacturing". We also give final conclusions and technical warnings.

Image is one of the most important parts of our reports. Each important element is photographed and included in its corresponding section inside the report.