Tips to prepare for the survey:

  •  Make the necessary preparations for haulout if necessary. Know that the cost is normally paid by the perspective buyer. The inspection of the exterior does not typically take a long time therefore inspections are commonly done in the slings. The bottom must be clean which is done by pressure washing it.

  •  Check all safety equipment to include fire extinguishers, visual distress signals, life jackets etc.

  •  Provide easy access to all areas of the vessel.

  •  Make sure that shore power is available to test both AC and DC systems.

  •  Have fresh water tanks filled to prove both hot and cold water systems.

  •  Have all electronics aboard and installed.

  •  Have the heads clean and operational.

  •  Have the ships papers aboard.

RT Marine Surveying LLC

Nick Everse, Surveyors Associate

616-403-8370

Top quality marine surveys in Michigan