Boat Surveys - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2001
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dangler is on a distinguished road
Boat Surveys

I''m going to buy my first used sailboat this spring and I wondering whose responsibility is normally to have the survey done. Is it mine as a prospective buyer (after I submit a conditional offer) or does the owner pay for it. I''m interested in three similar boats none of which have current surveys.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 04-08-2001
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
walt123 is on a distinguished road
Boat Surveys

Dangler, If I were purchasing a boat I would hire a surveyer to do the survey for me. The surveyer then works for you and there is no question of where his loyality lies. Also in finding a surveyor check with the insurance company that you intend to use to see if they have a preference and I would also check with the lender if the boat is going to be financed. Donot user a surveyer recommended by the seller sorry if that sounds rude but it isn''t in your best interest. And remember that boats are holes in the water that we owners throw money in. That said Good luck and fair winds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 04-09-2001
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,798
Thanks: 5
Thanked 126 Times in 100 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Boat Surveys

It is absolutely the Buyers responsibility to hire a surveyor and pay for the survey. It only makes sense in that you want the surveyor working for you and free to talk openly about what is found. Many ethical brokers will not recommend a surveyor because they want the buyer to make an impartial decision on who to use. I strongly recommend using a NAMS or SAMS certified surveyor. Anybody, regardless of credentials, can call themselves a ''mraine surveyor''. The only way to tell if a surveyor has the necessary skills to to hire one certified by either NAMS or SAMS. There is a site with a list of Naval Architects and Marine Surveyors (NAMS) members organized by states.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-naming the boat pirateofcapeann General Discussion (sailing related) 130 01-07-2014 11:14 AM
New name (I know, I know) owlmtn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 12-13-2009 07:46 PM
help with lifes dream kimby Boat Review and Purchase Forum 37 12-02-2009 11:32 PM
What can you tell from the numbers? brazilnut Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 07-01-2009 04:09 PM
buying first boat jerrycooper14 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-23-2002 02:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.