Marine Survey Checklist


  • Survey permission from boat owner, and date and time of survey confirmed with owner.
  • Date and time scheduled and confirmed with Ocean Ireland.
  • Owner or representative at the boat, to operate systems.
  • Marina or boatyard notified of survey date and time and\or haulout.
  • All keys available for the engine, the cabin, and all cabinets and storage lockers.
  • If the boat is stored at a private residence, make sure the owner of the property is aware of the survey. Any locked fence gates need to be unlocked.
  • Have all ship’s papers — registration, documentation, manuals, and owner’s guides — on board and readily available.
  • Details of any repairs should also be made available.
  • Batteries charged and ready.
  • AC shore power available.
  • Fuel in fuel tanks.
  • Engines tested and ready, keys available.
  • Water in water tanks, water system tested.
  • Heads checked and ready for inspection.
  • Bilges cleaned and dried.
  • Personal gear removed.
  • Lazarettes, storage lockers, and all other storage areas emptied.
  • Navigation lights, compass, electrical systems tested and ready.
  • Required safety gear on board and tested, including PFDs, sound signaling devices, visual distress signals, and fire extinguishers.
  • Bilge pumps tested and ready.
  • Anchor and rode on board and ready for use.
  • Payment arrangements confirmed with Ocean Ireland.

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