Inspection propeller

Engine assessment

Keel / hull inspection

Keel / hull inspection

Measuring instrument

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Content pre-purchase inspection

Parts of a condition inspection

A standard inspection of the condition of a boat consists of an inspection on the following parts.

Hull below the waterline
Keel / hull, rudder / rudderstock, propeller / propeller shaft, osmosis examination GRP, moisture measurement GRP / wood, delamination GRP, thickness measurement steel, conservation of system
Hull above the waterline
Coating, damages, conservation, deck / hull joint, moisture measurement GRP / wood, delamination GRP
Deck / superstructure / cockpit
Coating, damages, conservation, delamination GRP, stiffness constructions (sandwich), moisture measurement GRP / wood, deformation, windows / hatches / hardware, anchor gear
Rigging (sailing ships)
Mast - boom - spinnaker boom, conservation, standing rigging, running rigging, sails / covers, winches / hardware
Hull inside
Coating, conservation, construction keel - mast - plates - bulkheads, hullpipes / seacocks, hoses / hose clamps, chainplates, hull - deck joint
Boarding, conservation / varnishing, moisture measurement / leakage, lining, windows / hatches
Technical installations
Fresh water system, hot water system, black water system, toilet / shower, pumps (among which bilge pump), fridge / cool box, cookery, heating, hoses / clamps / lines, valves
Liquefied installation
Cylinder locking, gas lines, gas hoses / gas regulator, valves, flame couple, ISO standards / certification
Electrical installation
Switches, security, wiring, batteries, generator / dynamo engine, interior lights, navigation lights, shore power installation, inverter / battery charger
Compass, VHF, radio, Navtex, GPS / plotter, log / depth / wind set, radar, autopilot
Steering gear
Rudderstock, rudder stop, mechanical / hydraulic, cables / lines
Engine / external
Sea trial / functioning, heat measuring block (infra-red), type, fuel system, cooling system / hoses / lines, oil and water levels, alarm systems / meters, wiring / electrical system, exhaust system, vibration dampers, transmission, propulsion installation, bow and stern thruster, saildrive / rubber seal, dynamo / starting engine
Safety / emergency equipment
Fire extinguishers, life raft, rescue line, emergency signals, emergency steering arrangement, VHF (channel 16)


Some insurance companies will give you a discount when effecting an insurance when you send them our inspection report.