The condition survey report is normally based on a days inspection of the boat and will give details of the identity of the boat, name, type, construction, year of build, registration number if applicable and will outline the extent or limitation of the inspection. This is followed by a detailed description, in itemised form of the condition of the vessel whether good or poor and includes the defects together with recommendations for remedial action under the following main headings.
Hull below the waterline – includes inspection for Osmosis on GRP vessels.
Deck and coachroof or superstructure.
Hull internal – linings, furnishings, structure - mast support and rig anchoring points in sailing vessels.
Bilge – structure and keel attachment Bilge pumping
Hatches and doors Windows and port lights
Heads (toilet) Machinery
Skin fittings and seacocks Deck fittings
Mast, Boom and rig
Cooking installation - gas installation
Electrical Installation Anchoring and mooring
Fire fighting Sails
The inspection can be followed up by a brief verbal report usually made in person by phone on the same day. The written report is available within 3 working days of the inspection and will contain recommendations classified as:
a. Immediate or prior to use.
b. Within the current season or layup.
c. Within the next 2-3 years.