This is a thorough investigation into every aspect of the vessel using the latest non-destructive testing techniques with the vessel ashore. A detailed report is presented within 48 hours of the survey which includes practical recommendations for correcting items found that affect seaworthiness and insurability, as well as further suggestions for improving vessel condition.
This is commissioned separately by the seller to the same scope and format as the Pre-Purchase survey. The purpose is to identify defects and give the seller the opportunity to either remedy or disclose them to the buyer. This can help avoid costly price reductions as a result of the buyer's survey. The survey requires the vessel to be ashore.
The MCA requires all small vessels (up to 24 m) operating commercially to comply with the Small Commercial Vessel Code. This is known as MCA Coding and must be carried out by an authorised surveyor on behalf of a Certifying Authority. UK Yacht Surveyors is authorised by the YDSA and MECAL Certifying Authorities to conduct these surveys.
These are designed to assess the structural integrity of the vessel including the hull and deck, keel, steering system , stern gear, skin fittings and sea valves. It should be noted that this does not include on board systems and is less thorough than a Pre-Purchase survey.