Hull Surveys give a great insight into the strength, integrity and condition of a hull and its apertures, be that a sail yacht hull, fishing or sports boat hull, canal boat or houseboat hull.
A Hull Survey includes the hull, its stiffening and supporting structures, its keel(s), rudder(s), skeg(s), hull to deck join, deck, coachroof, superstructure and through hull fittings. In most cases comment will also be made on associated parts such as chainplates, and how they are connected to the hull.
Hull Surveys are important if it is suspected that a vessel has been damaged in heavy weather, during transport or in a collision, or if osmosis, corrosion or and/or rot is suspected. Not all hull problems are as easy to spot as they are in the photos below.
If the vessel is a project, and requires full restorative work, it is important for a yacht and craft surveyor to thoroughly inspect a hull to know the structure is sound before commencing that work, as the bulkhead tabbing, floors, stringers, frames and belly pans are difficult to access once the fit out has begun.
Get in touch for a marine hull survey quote and to discuss your requirements, I will be happy to assist you.