My opinion is that a lot of what you do prior to purchase regarding inspections depends on your intent. Let me explain.
I sell homes for a living. I also invest. If I were buying
a home with intention to remodel the entire home, I don't pay for an inspector to do an inspection.
I just bought my Cal
27. I did not survey. The purchase price along with my intentions did not warrant the expense. For example. I don't care about plumbing
, running rigging
, sails and many other things. We are going to be doing a total refit
of all systems and sails once out in oct. My intention was to get a sound hull
and dry core
. That's it.
What are you paying for the boat. That also has a lot to do with it. Does it look well maintained? Do you see signs of neglect (needs further eval by a professional). If standing rigging
are sound and your intention is to refit
, and your purchase price is low. make the call on how thorough you want to inspect.
I see people purchasing
homes in investment areas for 20k that need total remodel. Sell for 100k. They should plan on replacing everything in the property at that price.
I paid like 3k for my boat. Did not survey. Already dropped like 5-10k into the boat. Will be doing another 5-8 by the time I'm done.
Well, after telling a few details about my decisions, the main question that I have is.....
What is the purchase price? (are you paying for a perfect boat or one that you intend to totally refit?)