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Checkout Pre-purchase Surveys Watch Video

Don’t dive into buying a boat without talking to us first.

Contact Andaman Maritime Services (AMS) today to discuss your survey requirements for buying a used boat and we will customize our services for you.

Our Pre-purchase Surveying Services include:
General Condition Assessments (GCA)
Pre-purchase Surveys
Condition & Value Surveys
Follow up Surveys.

Q How is a Pre-purchase Survey conducted?

Ideally a Pre-purchase Survey includes an in-water inspection, sea trial and a haulout inspection to survey underwater hull surfaces, steering and drive gear.

During a standard Pre-purchase or Insurance (condition) Survey the following will be inspected and the condition reported on:

Hull, deck & superstructure
Electronics & navigation aids
Electrical systems
Propulsion systems
Steering systems
Tankage & plumbing
Spars, rigging & sails (inspected from deck level)
Anchoring equipment
Safety and firefighting equipment
Auxiliary equipment

Q How long does it take to complete a Pre-purchase Survey?

It really depends on the size, type and complexity of the vessel. On average a Pre-purchase Survey of a 12 meter monohull including survey inspection, sea trial and report writing would take approximately 28 hours to complete.

Q What’s included in the Survey Report?

Our reports with embedded photographs vary in length from 30 to 60 pages and describe the construction and condition of the vessel, its components and systems at the time of inspection.

Q Can the Pre-purchase Survey Report be used for Insurance purposes?

An AMS Pre-purchase Survey Report is more than adequate for Insurance purposes.

Q What does a Pre-purchase Survey cost?

The price of a survey varies depending on the vessel’s Length overall (LOA) and whether it is a mono or multihull.
Contact anthony@ams-sea.com today for a competitive quotation.

Q As the client how can I get the most out of a Pre-purchase Survey?

Let the surveyor know about any deficiency that would absolutely disqualify the boat in your mind and advise of any special requirements so that the surveyor can check these items first.

We also welcome clients to be present during the survey inspection and if so we will discuss our findings with them as the survey progresses.

The survey inspection might be the best and only introduction you get to the vessel and it's systems.

Q How should a vessel be prepared for a survey and sea trial?

A Pre-purchase Survey is an in depth examination of a yacht. Adequate preparation of the vessel for survey will reduce the possible number of items identified in a Pre-purchase Survey.

This will assist the sales process and may prevent delays in closing the sale.

With this in mind AMS have prepared a checklist on how the vessel should be prepared for survey & sea trial.

The checklist is available for download at: ww.ams-sea.com

Q How can I contact you to book a Pre-purchase Survey?

Anthony Gates
Marine Surveyor
Andaman Maritime Services
+66 (0)81 893 9985