International Institute of Marine Surveying
RMS

Pre-Purchase Survey Yacht - Inspection List

Typically includes a 18 to 26 page written report on a subset of the following:

1. Yacht ID. (Visual, Registry, SSR, Hull ID, CE Marked etc)
2. Hull below the Waterline
3. Moisture Readings
4. Keels
5. Hull Support Structure
6. Deck, Coachroof & Cockpit
7. Rudder & Steering System
8. Engine Installation & Cooling System
9. Stern Gear / Stern Gland & Cathodic Protection
10. Fuel System including Tank(s)
11. Openings, Seacocks, Skin Fittings & Pipework
12. Heads Installation
13. Chainplates & Mast Support
14. Mast, Spars & Rigging
15. Sails & Canvas Work
16. Portlights, Hatches & Doors
17. Fresh Water System
18. D.C. Electrical System
19. A.C. Electrical System
20. Navigation Equipment
21. Saftey Equipment
22. Anchor Systems & Ground Tackle
23. Bilge Pumping Arrangements
24. Ventilation
25. Fire Fighting Equipment
26. Gas Installation
27. Domestic Appliances
28. Interior Obesrvations (Varnishwork, Covers and linings)

Recommendations will be prioritized at the end of each section and a recommended schedule of work will also be included.

A verbal  report is often given at the end of the survey. The report when delivered can be discussed at length over the phone.

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