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Re: Average cost of a survey
I am in Seattle: $8-$12/foot plus the cost of the quick haul (around $300 for haul/powerwash/environment fee). So about $600 on a 30' boat.
On most boats it more than pays for itself in smaller issues that are found. A surveyor's written sheet is often worth more than you finding and mentioning items to the seller.
I bought one boat without a survey or quick haul, but don't think I would do it again. There is a lot to be learned from seeing the bottom.
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