Mackay Marine Surveyors

Yacht & Small Craft Surveyors
Covering Scotland, UK, Europe & Beyond
Forth Marine Surveyors

Owners Check List for Preparation of a Survey

This checklist provides as a minimum a list of items that will help the surveyor to undertake an unhampered survey:-

1. The owner or his representative has given MMS written permission for the survey
2. Date, time, location of survey to be agreed with the Marine Surveyor.
3. Marina / Yard to be notified of surveyor's name, and the time of visit.
4. The broker's listing has been made available from the broker.
5. Owner's manuals and service records are aboard the vessel.
6. Registration documentation is current and is aboard (if applicable).
7. An inventory of equipment is made available, including safety equipment.
8. Keys of the locks and the engine ignition keys are available.
10.Batteries are charged and connected.
11.AC power is available from shore supplies (if the vessel is alongside).
13.Water tanks are sufficiently filled to test all water systems.
14.Toilets are clean and ready for use.
15.Bilges are dry and clean and bilge pumps are operational.
16. Suitable access is available and all lockers are free from stowage and other equipment .
17.The owner/broker has been requested not to hose down the vessel on the day of the survey as this precludes reliable moisture meter readings.
18.If lifting and launching are required appropriate arrangements have been made in advance with the marina / boat yard.
19. Written approval from the owner / client to remove parts of the vessel, i.e linings etc. This will only be requested if serious defects are suspected.
19.'If a Sea Trial is required, appropriate arrangements have to be made, see below for details:-

The vessel must be operated by the owner or his/her representative The owner has the vessel adequately insured;
Sufficient fuel is on board to operate the vessel for at least two (2) hours. The engines are ready and the fluid levels have been checked; and
Sufficient crew is available to handle the vessel and marina ropes/lines without involving the Surveyor.
Mackay Marine Surveyors

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