Pre purchase boat inspections/surveys

We do many pre purchase inspections every year in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Please call to discuss your requirements.

  • GRP(fibreglass)/lightweight carbon/composites, wood
  • Insurance/certification

Independent yacht, launch and boat surveys (inspections) and consulting for timber and composite vessels. Our boat survey reports are clear, succinct and communicate the status of vessels using tables and images.

We use visual observation, percussion (tap) testing, and electronic analysis tools to determine structural condition.

I have built and repaired most variations of glued timber, glued timber composite, high modulus composite and production GRP/fibreglass and traditional planked timber vessels. This includes hands on experience of balsa cores, coremat, closed cell PVC, nomex cores; polyester, epoxy, vinylester resins and the various extenders; carbon, multiaxial and plain chopped strand mats and woven rovings reinforcements. It also includes use of many timbers, plywoods, metal compositions and observation of their deterioration in the real world.

Paul Stock

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