Survey necessary? Please Advise.
I can''t agree with Jeff enough; my surveyor was not certified and missed many plainly obvious things. Call several people and ask plenty of questions. You don''t want someone who is such an old salt that he doesn''t poke around in the bildge and the engine compartment, etc. If possible, be there when he does the survey. If you have any questions on either the rig or the engine separate surveys by experts in each respectively can also be scheduled. Be prepared for the surveyor to find between a handful and many problems/deficiencies with the vessel. If he doesn''t find anything, he hasn''t done his job properly. If he finds major things like delamination, blisters, etc. you may want to either reconsider buying the boat or renegotiating the price.