Re: new boat
I bought a 37 through AYS fall of 2012 and did not have it surveyed. We found a couple of punch list items during commissioning and a couple more during this past summer. AYS took care of them promptly and pleasantly. Never thought of having the hull sounded, could be a good idea I guess. I think Beneteau does really nice glass work (if not fancy interior joinery). The 2008 boat I did sea trials on didn't have a single spider or stress crack in the gel coat and she was used a lot.
Cranes Creek, VA