This is how you do a pre-purchase boat survey | Boat Alert Blog
This is how you do a pre-purchase boat survey
pre purchase boat survey
When buying or selling a boat you will need to go through many steps. We cover some of those on the Boat-Alert blog. On such step
requires a Survey. When choosing a Marine Surveyors plan to understand the surveyors themselves, and thus the big choice of boat
surveys they’re doing – noting the importance of matching the surveyor to the precise boat. Now, let’s look specifically at pre-purchase
surveys, and therefore understand it from the perspective of a buyer or a seller.
What is a Boat survey?
The pre-purchase boat survey can make or break a deal, so it is in everyone’s interest to understand what is going on.
Say you’ve found the right boat and made a suggestion contingent upon a survey and you already looked up the HIN Report at boat-
alert.com; Or you’re selling your boat and eventually found a buyer at the right price. Now you will be dreading the survey. No matter
which side of the negotiation you’re on, it helps to understand the overall situation.
MARINE SURVEYOR’S PERSPECTIVE
For the surveyor, it can be tough because of the parties involved and the pending sale. Be understanding. The surveyor is hired by, and
works for, the buyer. But the broker and owner have an interest in getting the transaction to succeed and get paid for the used boat
sale. Furthermore, the broker might refer clients to the surveyor every so often, and thus the vendor might be a possible customer for
the surveyor when he or she buys their next boat. All of this looks like a conflict of interest brewing and abuses can happen (especially
if a broker asking buyers to hire a specific surveyor). The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and National Association of
Marine Surveyors (NAMS) organizations are cognizant of this, and both have clear codes of ethics established for their members to