Limited survey to cover specific areas of the vessel or as defined in the survey contract. e.g. hull survey, electrical wiring survey etc.
This is a comprehensive inspection of a new vessel carried out on behalf of the eventual owner and usually involves sea trails.
This is not a survey but a limited inspection based on strictly defined assumptions to provide a value. Usually a market valuation, but could be a 'distress' valuation where the owner needs to sell the vessel immediately.
This is not a survey but an approved surveyor is required to complete what is essentially a basic measure of the vessels internal volume - a requirement for British part 1 registration.
Boat Safety Scheme Inspection
An inspection for craft using the inland waterways in order to obtain a licence to cruise. It last for 4 years. http://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/
This is a survey commissioned by the owner of the vessel when the insurer has requested a survey prior to renewing a policy. Typically, these are required when the vessel is 20 yrs old and every 5 years after that. NB Insurers criteria for insurance surveys may vary.
This is a survey commissioned by the insurance company when a vessel insured by them has suffered damage or loss. The survey criteria will vary according to what information insurer needs in dealing with any claim.
Code of Practice Survey
This is an inspection to determine whether a vessel complies with various mandatory MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) codes of practice. the inspection will typically be commissioned by the owner or agent where the vessel is being used commercially - for charter etc. Most surveying organisations (YDSA), IIMS etc. are approved by the MCA to carry out this work. They then nominate suitably experienced surveyors to complete the inspection.
A comprehensive survey commissioned by a potential buyer prior to purchase. The survey report will also be used for insuring the vessel after purchase and for any finance company involved in the purchase.
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