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Standard Survey Contract
To : Jonathan Graham Marine Surveys
I/We, having obtained permission from the owners, hereby request that you carry out a Condition / Insurance / Valuation Survey, subject to your normal terms of survey (overleaf) and to any special instructions listed below, on the vessel :
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Length Construction Material .. Date of Build
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I/We hereby agree to pay the survey fee of £ (no Vat payable) and a travelling cost of 35p per mile between Torpoint and the place of survey and back.
I/We hereby understand that I am/we are responsible for all charges for boat movements, slipping and docking, arising in preparation for and process of the survey.
It is understood and agreed that the surveyors report will be a factual statement of the examination carried out within the stated limitations and with the opinions given in good faith as far as seen and accessible at the time of the survey. It carries with it no guarantee against faulty design or latent defects or suitability of the vessel for any particular purpose, nor any guarantee of compliance with any particular national or international rule, requirement, regulation, law, standard or code unless specifically requested as a special instruction on this form and confirmed in the text of the report. Liability for the report is solely to the instructing client and to no other third party unless otherwise specified and agreed.
I/We acknowledge that this survey contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and that any dispute arising hereunder shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
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Signed . Address Daytime telephone .. Evening telephone ..
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Terms of Survey
A condition survey provides an opinion on the structural condition of all visible and significant aspects of the structure of the vessel as presented for the survey, with particular reference to hull condition.
Machinery, masts, spars, rig and sails, ancillary equipment, gas, electrical, electronic, pumping and plumbing equipment, sewage treatment plant, refrigeration equipment, air conditioning, navigation aids, other sundry services and tankage are inspected only for visual appearance and installation standards, without dismantling or specific test. Where a mast is stepped, only those parts of the mast and rig up to head height are inspected in detail.
Hull condition is assessed by general non-destructive examination and by assessment of the condition of sample areas where coatings are removed. Where hulls carry heavy layers of paint, pitch or epoxy finishes the condition of all areas of the substrate cannot be guaranteed and condition can only be estimated on the basis of evidence gleaned from sample areas scraped clean. The survey does not provide an opinion on condition of areas not presented visible, for example behind linings, beneath fixed flooring etc. unless these are accessible through visible portable traps, and should not be taken to preclude completely the existence of isolated damage or deterioration concealed by paint, fillers or other means.
The engine and generator installations are inspected visually, and (where possible if presented in commission,) the engine is run to assess its general running characteristics, vibration levels etc. No dismantling of the engine or associated equipment is carried out within the scope of a condition survey so no detailed comment upon the condition of internal parts is possible without separate full strip down and mechanical survey.
Electrical, plumbing, heating and other services are inspected where visible but not operated unless presented in commission. Electrical wiring is inspected visually (only) in all cases.
The portable gas installation is inspected visually only and pressure tests are not undertaken within the scope of the survey. All gas systems should be regularly tested as part of a normal preventative maintenance routine.
Tanks are inspected where visible but not internally, and are not pressure tested. Windows, hatches and external doors are not tested for water tightness. Hull fastenings and skin fittings are not withdrawn for inspection.
Any estimate of valuation provided is based on known average retail values achieved by craft of similar type and condition in the same location and should therefore not be confused with replacement value, which may be substantially higher, particularly in the case of rare or unusual boats.
Particulars such as registration number, tonnage, build year and dimensions are normally stated as advised or as exhibited aboard the ship, and are not authenticated. Dimensions, if checked, are by means of steel tape measure and should not be relied upon as to total accuracy. This survey does not seek to establish that clear title to the vessel exists or that it is being offered for sale free from all debts and encumbrances. Unless specifically instructed to the contrary the inspection, and any comments made relative to design, performance or suitability of the vessel, are based on the assumption that the vessel will be used as a private pleasure boat in the waters for which it was designed. Unless specifically stated to the contrary this inspection and report does not seek to address compliance with any national or international codes, standards or regulations.
This report is prepared solely for the benefit of the client to whom it is addressed and by whom it was commissioned and no responsibility is accepted to any third party to whom the report may be passed or sold. This survey contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising hereunder shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. No responsibility is accepted for any consequential losses arising, including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of use or business interruption.
Member of Royal Institute of Naval Architects
Affiliate Member of Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association
MECAL, MCA Approved, Code Compliance Examiner
MECAL, MCA Approved, Stability Consultant
Commercial Yachtmaster Instructor