Marine Acceptance Survey

Our marine surveyors are often requested by owners to carry out an inspection of their yacht prior to their acceptance. The objective of this marine acceptance survey is to establish that the vessel they are buying is acceptable, whilst bearing in mind that often the owner may not have bought a vessel before.

We comprehensively review the new vessel, the standard of finish and the fixtures and fittings highlighting what we deem as acceptable and what should be reviewed. We also usually take the vessel out on sea trials.

At the end of the survey the marine surveyor will prepare a report based on the structure (in the table below) at the end of the report are our recommendations and conclusions.

Hull, Deck and Structure

  • Details of Subject Vessel
    (General Description, Dimensions, Registration)
  • Keel
  • Hull below Waterline
  • Topsides above Waterline incl Rubbing Strake.
  • Deck Moulding
  • Coachroof
  • Cockpit
  • Hull/Deck Join
  • Bulkheads/Structural Stiffening /Internal Mouldings

Steering, Stern Gear, and Skin Fittings etc.

  • Rudder and Steering
  • Stern Gear
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Skin Fittings and other through Hull Apertures

Accommodation and On Board Systems

  • Accommodation General
  • Gas Installation
  • Fresh Water Tanks and Delivery
  • Heads
  • Electrical Installation
  • Electronic and Navigation Equipment
  • Heating and refrigeration

On Deck

  • Main Companionway and other Accesses to Accommodation
  • Ports Windows etc
  • Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines & Jackstays
  • Rigging Attachment Points
  • Ground Tackle and Mooring Arrangements
  • Other Deck Gear and Fittings
  • Davits and Boarding Ladders


  • Spars.
  • Standing Rigging
  • Running Rigging
  • Sails and Covers etc.


  • Navigation Lights
  • Bilge Pumping Arrangements
  • Firefighting Equipment
  • Lifesaving and Emergency Equipment


  • Engine and Installation
  • Fuel System

Inspection cost