Boat inspection: purchase or sales inspection
As you may well know, in the Netherlands we have the legally required General Periodic Inspection (similar to the British MOT test) for cars. For ships, there are no such (legal) requirements. Strangely, we believe - as do many of our customers. After all, your ship should also be completely safe for travels, and a periodic inspection of your vessel helps you identify potential (safety) problems in advance, preventing any unpleasant surprises.
Included in the inspection of your boat, yacht or ship:
- Deck / superstructure and cockpit: drainage, corrosion and delamination.
- Hull and below the waterline: rudder construction, propeller shaft, anchor chain box, bow thruster and keel structure
- Rigging / deck fittings: attachments, chain plates, mast sagging and rigging condition
- Any sails: sprayhoods, cockpit tents, etc. are also assessed
- Steering system fastening: cylinder, end stops and wear
- Motor and drive: noise, leakage and temperates
- Interior: leakage, constructions, loose panels and moisture (non-destructive))
- Fuel system: tank, hoses and filters
- Drinking water system: tank, pipes and (water) pumps
- Waste water system: tank, hoses and deck drainage
- Gas equipment: bun, pipe, hoses, emergency valves and the like. This concerns a visual inspection (excl. certificate).
- Electrical equipment: operation, fuses, colour coding, lashings
- Navigation and communication equipment: on/off features will be assessed + clearly visible defects
- Other technical components: anchor winch, propeller shaft sealing, heating
- Safety equipment
- Osmosis/humidity measurement
- Hull thickness-measurement
For polyester vessels we recommend our osmosis / moisture inspection. On the basis of this moisture measurement, you will quickly learn more about the condition of your vessel.
For older ships it is recommend (due to a decrease in steel thickness) to regularly perform ahull thickness-measurement. With a hull thickness-measurement, you are always informed about the state of your ship, even in areas that cannot be inspected by the naked eye.