While I didn't really need a(n official) survey to buy my boat, now I find BoatUS will require one for insurance purposes. I truly understand the need for one by the Company... just that I didn't *need* ta pay for one.
At near to 10% of the price paid, it's a bit of a bitter pill to swallow. At only 3% of the insured/established value...not so bad.
There's only a few items I need to sort before survey. Since it's still on the hard, it should be easier/faster/cheaper ?!?!
The biggest question I have is; will a springy foredeck down-check a survey for insurance?