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Even if no water got in, a severe thrashing can still wind up transmitting shock loads all over a boat. Bulkhead tabbing may shift, engine mounts may move, someone really needs to crawl through the boat from bow to stern and examine everything for collateral damage.
That would be the best surveyor you can find, and you want to be present for the survey so he can tell you what he's seeing and not seeing, and you can make sure he really does look into everything.
The reputation of the yard that did the repairs, and the insurance damage survey that was done as the basis for the repairs, are also things to look at.
Most surveyors only do a general/hull survey, you might also want a rigger to check the mast and rigging, and a diesel mechanic to check over the engine (or set aside escrow to cover those surveys and problems, if any, after the sale.)