By March 21, 2015 Comments Off

Is a marine survey needed for the purchase of a new boat?

Buyers who commission the construction of a custom boat often retain a professional marine surveyor to monitor the construction process and provide professional insight into the quality of the construction procedures and their compliance with recommended and required guidelines and regulations. Less commonly, buyers may hire a surveyor to perform a survey prior to closing on the boat purchase — but since any defects in the boat will generally be covered under the new boat warranty, and there’s no possibility of damage from previous usage, buyers are far less concerned with surveying a new sailboat and generally forego the expense. Some boat owners, who buy a new boat like to use their new boat for a season, then have it professionally surveyed before the warranty expires.