Originally Posted by sailusvi
I'll step in here, I do my own home inspections (and commercial property), have for many years. The last home was a high 6 figure home. I feel way more comfortable with my own skills than that a total stranger. As for a boat, it depends on the boat and deal being made. Then again I am a risk taker, always have been...........flame on
No flamethrower from me sail, only a regurgitation of the fact repeated many times in this thread . . . for significant vessel transactions, a survey from a certified surveyor is required by the lender and insurance carrier. Therefore, unless you're a member of SAMs, NAMS, ABYC or the like, you have no choice.