Perfectly reasonable to ask for a prior survey
. If a thorough condition and valuation survey
was done for the current
company it could tell you quite a bit about the boat
Good to read through it well before hand and then note what the surveyors recommendations were at the time of the survey. Then check to see if they had been complied with or rectified afterwards.
A client of mine did this about a year ago for a boat
they were interested in. The previous survey had noted some items, including keel
boats that needed attention. None of the recommendations from the previous survey had been complied with. When I surveyed the boat I discovered what amounted to a progression over time of what the previous surveyor
had identified as items to be addressed. Everything was repairable but at a cost in material and labor. My client ended up purchasing
the boat at a reduced price
and had the work
done after taking delivery
Long story short get as much information as you can, make informed choices and then when you have picked a boat that you are serious about hire a surveyor
do do a complete pre-purchase condition and valuation survey. And lastly don't be afraid to walk away from something, there are always more boats out there.
Best of luck in your boat search.