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Insurance Companies require a Survey to put a vessel on risk and susbsequently every five years if the vessel is over 20 years old. The Insurance Survey is designed specifically for this purpose and to provide a condition report for the Insurance Company.

Survey Details
The Insurance Survey is designed to show the overall safety and condition of the vessel taking it through 25 -35 core non destructive tests, as listed below, dependant upon the type of vessel.
Hull, Deck and Structure
1.Details of vessel (Description, dimensions, registration etc.)
2.Keel
3.Hull below waterline
4.Topsides above waterline including rubbing strake
5.Deck moulding
6.Coach Roof
7.Cockpit
8.Hull/Deck Join
9.Bulkheads and Structural Stiffening including Internal Mouldings
Steering, Stern Gear and Skin Fittings
10.Rudder and Steering
11.Stern Gear
12.Cathodic Protection
13.Skin Fittings and other through hull apertures
On Deck
14.Main Companionway and other Access to Accommodation
15.Ports, Windows
16.Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines and Jackstays
17.Rigging Attachment Points
18.Ground Tackle and Mooring Arrangements
19.Other Deck Gear and Fittings
20.Davits and Boarding Ladders
Rig
21.Spars
22.Standing Rigging
23.Running Rigging
24.Sails and Covers
Safety
25.Navigation Lights
26.Bilge Pumping Arrangements
27.Fire Fighting Equipment
28.Lifesaving and Emergency Equipment
Engine
29.Engine and Installation
30.Fuel System
Accommodation and on board systems
31.Gas Installation
32.Fresh Water Tanks and Delivery
33.Heads
34.Electrical Installation
35.Electronic and Navigation Systems

Every system on board the vessel will be tested from the integrity of the hull to checking the helm seat supports. Engines would need to be seen running by a Marine Engineer. The survey report is followed by a list of 'Essential' and 'Non-Essential' recommendations, my conclusions and a valuation.
It needs to be either ashore on blocks or in slings so that the hull can be inspected. The systems on the vessel are checked for safety and working order and a full 15 to 20 page condition report is presented to you via email and a printed version is sent via 1st class post.