Inspection of the hull below the waterline on osmosis

Moisture level of laminate on hull below the waterline by Protimeter

Moisture measurement of laminate on hull below the waterline

Dros Nauticinspection company
  small yachts

Pre-purchase inspection

Why a pre-purchase inspection?

In accordance with the Product Liability Act sellers are obliged to report any hidden defects. Buyers, conversely, are obliged to have their boat examined or inspected. Pre-inspections minimise the risk of unforeseen problems or legal disputes arising between the buyer and the seller following the definite purchase of a ship, house-boat or yacht.

What does the inspection imply?

Pre-purchase inspections consist of an extensive condition survey What will be inspected?in which all ship components are assessed on defects, condition, safety, overdue and future maintenance. The norms and standards governing condition surveys are laid down in the Hiswa purchasing and selling guidelines, Surveyors & Loss Adjustment department. Inspections additionally include a sea trial, assessing the engine and on-board instruments. If engine defects are suspected, an oil analysis can be carried out or an engine compression test can be advised. A condition survey takes approximately three to four hours, i.e. half a day, to complete.


All pre-purchase and pre-sale inspections are concluded with a personal discussion immediately after the inspection and a standard report in accordance with Hiswa Qualified Yacht Surveyor Spec. The report will be sent by e-mail.

The extensive report of the inspection of your boat contains:

Would you like a pre-purchase inspection?

For an independent, extensive pre-purchase inspection of a boat you intend on buying, call Rob D. Dros at +31 6 22 48 04 32.