Originally Posted by bg9208
Before I buy my motor
sailer in the UK, Iwould like to get a survey and as I will probably look at a number of boats, the question arises of roughly how much is a survey likely to cost. The boats I will be looking at will be between 37 and 45 feet and either GRP, Ferro
. I realise that the answer may be 'as long as a bit of string' but if any UK owner can give me a ball park figure then I can arrange my contingency budget
Sep 2005 just under £400 from David Hopkins - for a 30 footer - Not the cheapest quote I got, but he did come highly recommended by someone I know in person who is in the Marine
The survey was done without me present, but I had previously "self surveyed" her and the Survey was really only belt & braces (plus to wave at an insurance
company!)......although I told him areas I wanted him to specifically look at, I did not do the Survey for him! and he spotted everything I had and his conclusions were much as I had made.......and a couple of years later I still have no complaints about anything missed or over / under stated - my boat was 35 years old and GRP, and I specifically picked her knowing she had various things not 100% - so not an "easy" 2 year old Beneteau
to survey - yer actually need to now stuff about boats!
Plus he was very proffesional to deal with - although we never met in person - and the report was quick to appear.
No, he is not my cousin
- just that I figure someone who does a good job deserves a good mention. I would 100% use him again.
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