I had 2 surveys performed this summer. The first vessel, a Gulf32 failed. The second passed. I purchased the 2nd vessel. Boat US does not require a survey if the vessel is less then 10 years old, but my lending institution did. In my humble opinion, new boat or used makes no difference, they need surveying before purchase is considered. I have bought both new and used and post from experience. Estimated value of the vessel is given by the surveyor. Each survey was about $500.00. I will be glad to let you review either of my surveys performed this year.
The image provided is the day before the survey and sea trial. This Pacific Seacraft is a 1997 32' Pilothouse. Not to many made, not to many for sale, but it is exactly what I was looking for to extend the sailing seasons in this northern climate.
Last edited by RickBowman; 04-16-2007 at 12:33 PM.