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Pre-Purchase Boat Survey

Pre Purchase Boat Inspections –
Comprehensive electronic report, same day turnaround

About Us

How Much Does A
Pre-Purchase Inspection Cost?

Inspections From $440 – Including Sea Trial

All prices inclusive of GST

Vessel Size









60ft Plus

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Additional Information

We don’t claim to be experts in everything, so Vessel Check will carry out a visual inspection of the engine room noting any visible issues. If you would like a more thorough examination of the engines including compression checks, oil samples and the like, please contact us or your selling broker to organise a specialist in this field.

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What’s Included In My Pre-Puchase Inspection


  • Exterior for surface damage, impact damage repairs

  • Plumbing, fittings, seacocks, bilge pumps, outlets

  • Structurally for cracks, delaminating, potential issues

  • Underwater running gear, through hull fittings, evidence of osmosis and impact damage

  • Check systems on board, entertainment, kitchen appliances

  • Out of water inspection

  • Safety requirements, extinguishers, built in systems, lifejackets, flares compliance

  • Inventory and equipment list

  • Tenders, outboards, watermakers


  • Visual inspections of cooling systems, fuel systems, oil systems

  • Engine mounts

  • Sea trial to check RPM limits, vibrations, performance

  • Check for leaks, corrosion, potential future issues

  • Condition of drives, props, anodes

  • Controls and gauges


  • Individual check of electrical systems, lights, power points

  • Bonding

  • Electronics and navigation

  • 240v equipment

  • Battery condition

Our Happy Customers

Vessel Check were great to deal with, we had a few boats we were looking at and they helped us nail it down and then guided us through the process of getting everything checked and approved – really happy

Kathrine Tessa

When you are spending the dollars on a nice boat, you want to make sure it’s safe. Matt was so patient with us and kept us up dated every step of the way.

Bruce Wayne

The team at Vessel Check were very thorough when it came to checking the boat, they picked up on a lot more than we were origionally told by the owner. When the results came back Matt told us about another boat and we ended up changing…so happy we did!

Jessica Jones

Additional Marine Survey Reports

Boat Damage Survey Reports

Has your vessel suffered damage? A damage report is usually required by insurance companies to determine the cause and extent of repairs required to a vessel as a result of severe damage.

Insurance/ Valuation Report

These reports are to assess the vessel to reassure underwriters that a boat is in a condition that warrants the vessel being considered for insurance and the current market value.

How Can We Help You?

Get prompt responses from our friendly, professional and knowledgeable survey report team.

I have questions about a boat I want to purchase

If you are considering buying a boat you may be buying privately or through a broker/dealer. As a broker, I always recommend an independent inspection is carried out on the vessel. Not only will this report highlight any future issues you may have but it will also help to get insurance should you proceed with the sale.

My boat was damaged, what do I need to do?

If your boat is damaged contact your insurer straight away and start the claims process. Generally they will contact a surveyor/assessor to inspect the damage on their behalf however, If you would prefer to obtain an independent assessment of the circumstances and damage to your boat then please give us a call.

My Insurance company is asking for a vessel report

Ask the insurance company to send you a copy of the report they require and then contact us. We can walk you through the process and costs involved and then book a time to get access to the boat.

We don’t consider ourselves to be mechanical experts but we know plenty of people who are. Our report will include an engine room inspection but if you would like a full mechanical report please let us or your broker know in your booking notes.

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