Pre Purchase Survey
A Pre Purchase condition and valuation or CVS survey is generally the most comprehensive type of inspection where the services of the Marine Surveyor are secured by the perspective buyer. A CVS includes an inspection of the craft, machinery, rig, all systems and equipment. A CVS usually includes a full out of water inspection of the hull, running gear and fittings. A sea trial may also be performed. A fair market value and replacement value will also be provided. If a seller offers to provide a survey or surveyor politely turn it down. Get your own. A common mistake we witness time and again by many buyers, but especially buyers relatively new to boating, is to choose a boat, cut a deal with a seller or salesman and then call a surveyor and announce that he or she just needs a quick look to make the deal happen with the bank and underwriters.