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Pre-Purchase Boat Survey

Before you invest time and money into a boat, schedule a pre-purchase boat survey. A pre-purchase survey will determine the boat’s condition and overall value. People often schedule a pre-purchase boat survey to obtain a bank loan, lower their future insurance costs, and ensure that the boat is a worthwhile investment. There are many benefits a pre-purchase marine survey provides, including a better deal, lower insurance costs, and the identification of issues before they become major problems.

So how does a boat pre-purchase inspection work? The surveyor you hire will inspect the boat both out of and in the water, test its systems and equipment, and conduct a sea trial to ensure that everything functions properly. After conducting the survey, the surveyor will report the vessel’s condition to you or whoever schedules the pre-purchase survey—not the seller. With this accurate information, you'll know whether or not the boat is a good investment. If there are any minor issues, you can choose a different boat or negotiate with the seller to lower the price. If it's in great condition, you know that purchasing the boat will be a long-lasting and worthwhile investment.

The key to obtaining an accurate pre-purchase boat survey is to find a qualified and experienced surveyor. Your surveyor needs to have the experience and qualifications to conduct an accurate survey. Mark Bevans is a professional marine surveyor with all the right qualifications. He's a graduate of the Chapman School of Seamanship, a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and he has decades of valuable experience. To schedule a pre-purchase survey here at A-Drift Marine Surveyors, visit our "Contact Us" page or give us a call at 832-577-7998.  

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