Frequent Questions

We understand that requesting marine survey or boat inspection can sometimes be overwhelming when dealing with marine technical data etc. We have done our best to list some of the most common questions and answers below.

  • How long does a marine survey take?

    To carrying out a survey or inspection, there are a few steps involved which include: + Pre-inspection vessel, research, history and review. + Confirmation of vessel location and lift out etc. + Travel to and from vessel location + Physical vessel inspection + Sea Trial (if requested) + Report preparation and writing. On average, a survey will take 6-8 hours to complete. This can be higher or lower depending the on the vessels size and location. The actual physical inspection typically takes between 2-4 hours depending on the vessels size and the number of engines.

  • Can I request a copy a sample survey?

    Of course! We have various different sample surveys on file so that you understand how they a written and the information that is reported. Please contact us suggesting the type of vessel surveyed, so that we can send a report that best suits your requirements.

  • How much does a survey cost?

    The cost of a boat inspection or survey varies depending on the type of survey required. Please refer to our list of services or contact us to confirm the survey fee. Standard boat inspections are our basic service for trailer boats and generally start at $330.00 while our comprehensive marine surveys range on average between $660.00 - $1,200.00.

  • Are you a qualified marine surveyor?

    Principal surveyor - Josh Deacon is a trade qualified boat/builder/shipwright with tertiary qualifications in Marine Surveying while accredited with industry peak body Australian Institue of Marine Surveyors.

  • What areas do you service?

    Our main service area covers all suburbs of Greater Melbourne which includes Geelong and both Penisulsa's all-around Port Phillip Bay as well as all Yacht Clubs and Marinas. That said, we are prepared to travel wherever the vessel is located across the state of Victoria, Australia or around the globe.

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