Depending on the age, condition and type of vessel being surveyed and for what reason, survey times vary. It generally can be done in one day but could take longer depending on the type of survey, this will be advised at initial inspection.
Our prices are not excessive and depending on the type of survey required initial prices vary from €65 and €75 per metre for pre-purchase condition surveys. The minimum charge for power boats is €300 and for sailing boats is €450.
All out of pocket expenses such as accommodation and flights at economy rates are charged at cost with prior agreement with the client. Depending on location, size and survey required surveys may take longer than one day to complete. All other incidental expenses such as transport at location, shipyard expenses and labour costs are at the clients cost.
Your first priority is to contain and limit the damage and attain a secure mooring or berth. Once this has been done you must contact your insurance company ASAP. They will then appoint their own Surveyors to ascertain their own position. Should you wish, you can then seek your own Surveyor to protect your interest?
If you are having the boat purposely built it is in your interest to appoint a Qualified Surveyor during the build to protect your interests. If you are buying a ‘’new boat’’ you may wish to appoint a Qualified Surveyor to ensure that the boat was built satisfactorily to existing regulations and also that the boat complies with the regulations in force in the area you wish to sail in.
An Executive Report soon after completion of the survey which enables you to anticipate the final findings. A written report, with photographs, within 7 days on completion of the survey. The assurance that your survey has been carried out in a professional manner with your interest at heart. Finally, advice on rectifying any deficiencies found.