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An ultrasonic hull thickness measurement of your (future) vessel
Are you thinking of purchasing a new vessel or are you interested in the state of your current boat? We recommend carrying out a hull thickness measurement. Although the ship may have a nice appearance, it may still be affected by electrolysis or corrosion. Naturally, it is important to be fully aware of the vessel's condition in advance.
Moreover, many insurance providers require an independent inspection report before covering a vessel with insurance.
What is a hull thickness measurement?
During a hull thickness measurement, the ship is visually inspected, focusing on risk areas on the inside of the hull. For example, areas with lots of water or concrete/iron (lead) supports intended to create ballast. Any risky or difficult to reach areas are inspected with an endoscopic camera.
The visual inspection is complemented by a study using advanced measuring equipment. This study will determine the overall state of your vessel, yacht or boat, without having to 'scrub' at paint or other conservation We will determine if there are any weak spots in the hull, making you fully aware of the current condition of your boat.
You can also optionally include a hull thickness measurement with your general boat inspection, or you may choose to have us conduct it separately.
In order to conduct a thorough hull thickness measurement, the ship must stand ashore and the hull must be free from any fouling and easily accessible. Thick layers of anti-fouling may influence the hull thickness measurement. Therefore, the anti-fouling layer may have to be removed in certain spots (in consultation with the owner). The underlying paint layer can remain intact. Except for vessels with thick and irregular coal tar, it may be necessary to grind clean certain spots.
Want to (grit) blast your boat? Be careful!
If you want to (grit) blast your boat, we recommend you first to conduct a hull thickness measurement. You can then show the blasting company the measurement results, allowing them to adequately adjust their blasting gradation. This prevents unintended damage to your vessel.