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Sea Trials

Yacht Appraisal Marine Survey Essex

Sea trials may be requested following a pre-purchase survey report, where the surveyor requests, or the client desires, to trial and test the vessel in its marine environment.

There are several elements of any vessel that cannot be tested while the vessel is out of the water. Sea trials focus on testing the vessel under working conditions. This includes the;

  • Engine's functionality and operation

  • Stern gear and packing gland function

  • Steerage under load

  • Water tightness of seacocks and valves

  • Inspection of sail shape and balance

  • Testing of furling equipment

  • Security and tightness of standing rigging

  • Usability of running rigging, and all associated blocks

  • Integrity/ stiffness of the hull.

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