extent of boat survey
With all the houses I''ve bought, I''ve never been satisfied...with my boat I was deeply disappointed. Your surveyer should be someone you really trust and you should take a look at their process, their checklist, how long they expect to spend, and discuss your expectations.
That said, it generally happens within 6-8 hours and much of the inspections is simply visual.
My advise is to get the best person you can find and work very closely with them. Drive them nuts and ask a million questions. You''ll learn a lot about your new vessel.