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09-25-2009 10:36 AM
RobGallagher Here is the deal I made in New England in November '01
Boat would be surveyed the day the boat was hauled for the winter.
If I purchased the boat I would pay for winter storage that included the haul out and mast removal.
If I did not purchase the boat I would simply walk away and the owner was responsible for all yard fees.

The key is the timing. The yard pulled the mast the day before and left the boat in the water. Next morning the surveyor and I did a short sea trial to check out the engine. We got as much of the inspection done while the boat was at the dock waiting for the travel lift. Below the water line was inspected after the boat was hauled. Mast was inspected last as that was already on the rack.

Worked out great and the surveyor found a couple of things that needed to be replaced. Cost of these items more or less balanced out the cost of the survey so I figure it was a "free" survey

I followed the surveyor and took lots of notes. This in itself was worth the money as surveyor took his time and made sure I understood everything he was telling me.

One more thing about this surveyor; I contacted him BEFORE I found a boat. He explained to me that I should call him after I looked at a boat if I was interested. First couple of times I called him with "good deals" I had found he asked me a few questions about the boat and then told me to walk away and keep looking. One of the good guys IMHO.

Anyone needs a good survey in CT? Message me for his contact info.
09-24-2009 09:41 AM
Originally Posted by kootenay View Post
Normal amount of time between offer and closing? Pretty short I imagine.
Depends on how amenable the negotiations are to reach an agreed price, the availability of a surveyor and/or haul out facilities, and then how much renegotiation is required post survey.

In our experience that's rarely exceeded a couple of weeks once the wheels started turning.
09-24-2009 08:16 AM
Originally Posted by kootenay View Post
Normal amount of time between offer and closing? Pretty short I imagine.
You want to make sure you have enough time for the survey and the report from the survey. There may be additional negotiations that result from the survey. We chose about 5 weeks but that had to due with my travel schedule. Right now, surveyors are not as busy so it is easier to make a timely appointment.
09-24-2009 01:35 AM
kootenay Normal amount of time between offer and closing? Pretty short I imagine.
09-22-2009 11:09 PM
Allanbc Tanley,

Good luck on your offer. We are a bit further along in the buying process. We just had our prospective boat surveyed yesterday. BTW, we paid for the haul out. I should have the survey report tomorrow and then we will set the closing date!
09-22-2009 09:24 PM
roline Buyer has the vested interest in surveyor, haul out and sea-trial. The results of which are up to the buyer to compare to the selling price for further negotiations. All three usually will result in items for repair/ replacement negotiations or making the original offer contingent on successful passing an opportunity to back out should you not like any or all of the three.
09-22-2009 04:51 PM
Tanley Thanks, sending in a P&S as we speak (type)
09-22-2009 04:47 PM

normally. But, like anything, it can be negotiated. I would say 95/100 times the buyer picks up the tab. Rarely have I heard the seller paying the fee or splitting the haul out.

If your the buyer, don't expect the seller to pay a dime.

09-22-2009 04:44 PM
SeanRW You mean it's not covered by the TARP programme ? I was sure that my rider was still attached to that bill

Kidding....I'm pretty sure it's the buyer, at least my experience here in Canada.
09-22-2009 04:44 PM
Paul_L Buyer.

Paul L
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