Jade Boat Loans
Boat Inspection Before You Buy
boat inspection or marine surveyor

There are a lot of good used Boats for sale. A lot of them are in good condition as the owners might have sold it because they would be moving or want to upsize or what not. Other times in Riviera boat sales, the boats might have been sold because they have some defect in them. Unfortunately, we mere mortals are not omniscient. We would have to really investigate what goes on or what has happened in these Boats for sale. Any of the Boats for sale that you would be really interested in buying should go though some inspection by you. Even though a lot of these boat sales are used boats, the cost is still relatively expensive and it would be better to put this money to some other use instead of wasting it on a bad boat. Thus, it would be every economical and very expedient for you in the future to have your any of the Boats for sale that you would want to buy inspected.

Need help organising a boat inspection? Contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 005 233 and our consultants will guide you in the right direction.
For any and all inspections, it is very highly recommended that you scout out a surveyor to do the actual inspection for you. If you have a friend who is a surveyor, then you are lucky enough, otherwise you would have to hunt for an accredited surveyor as anyone can appear like they know everything there is to know about boats if you yourself are not the nautical genius that you would like to be. A surveyor is a perfect and a very efficient way to tell you whether or not you should by the boat. All the surveyors have to do is inspect the Boats for sale and then the final decision is in your hands. Sure there may be instances wherein a surveyor might say that the boat would be good for present usage but is doubtful if it will last long. You can then use situations like these to grab yourself a good discount with the previous owner or the current retailer of the Boats for sale. Sometimes, your insurance company would insist in getting a surveyor to do the inspections, and then you would have no choice. However, if you have a more informal penchant for doing things, and like things to be done the street smart way, a surveyor is still highly recommended. Never, ever rely on any past surveys as a lot of things could have happened in that span of time. This is one crucial mistake that a lot of  boat sales buyers do.
You may not want or need an inspector if you are experienced enough to do the inspection on your own. However, there are times when you just forget to check for some things that usually would not skip your mind. A good place to start would be to decide whether the boat has been treated well or not. There are a lot of obvious and prominent features like the gel coat, the upholstery and the woodwork that will tell you right up whether to continue or stop in your tracks and look for other Boats for sale. If these obvious features have not been well taken care of, what more the other parts of the boat? Check if there are any parts on the exterior of the boat in which the paint jobs do not match. This is a usual indication that the boat has met with an accident in the past. It is also very important to check the interior as well as the wooden decking for any of those malicious soft spots. Other good things to check for on Boats for sale are water lines on the engine or inside the boat. If there are any, there is a very good chance that the boat has flooded in the past. The control cables needed for the throttle and steering have to be in good condition as the transmission and the steering have to move freely. You can manually open and close the hatches as well as the sea cocks to make sure that they are still good to go. Any water marks inside one of the hatches of the Boats for sale would indicate that one of the Boats for sale is not watertight anymore, and this might spell disaster in the future.
Take the time to check that the entirety of the hardware is still firmly attached and that the electrical components are rust-free. Also check all the systems like the air-con, the generator, the stove and other parts and appliances inside the Boats for sale just to make sure that they are still in good condition. Doing these tests on whichever of the Boats for sale that you want to buy would help ensure that you would not suffer any inconvenience or problems in the future. A little always goes a long way, even in boat sales.

Here is a government website that maybe of assistance when looking for a marine surveyor

https://www.amsa.gov.au/domestic/vessels-operations-surveys/certificates-of-survey/attested-marine-surveyors/