COVID-19

Wainui Marine – Level 3/2 COVID -19 inspection procedures

The following process for pre purchase and insurance inspections is only marginally different to our normal mode of operation and will ensure that we all stay safe.

Consulting and commercial surveys are also available as normal but contactless.

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Client meeting

Report

Inspection stages

Inspection locations

Arrangements for inspection

Covid-19 L3 general requirements

Client meeting

We can meet with you (virtually if level 3) prior or during the inspection or not at all, depending on your schedule and interest in being involved. In all cases we discuss by phone or email as part of the normal engagement process so you can advise any specific requirements you may have.

Report

The report is usually ready within two days after inspection. It includes digital pics of any identified issues and is comprehensive in a table format so the individual aspects can be referenced.

We recommend that clients wait till they have the report before finalising any purchase. We welcome another discussion if required. The report is an emailed PDF file (typically 10-12 pages) with accompanying images.

You can use the report for communication and negotiation as required with broker, buyer, owner, insurers and financiers as you require. We retain copyright in the report in order to control potential future use because boats can quickly deteriorate. It is only for use by the client who commissioned the report and isn’t transferable unless otherwise agreed.

We can do different reports for different situations:

  • Walk through – approx. 1 hr pre inspection to help you decide if you want to make an offer
  • Pre purchase – most common commissioned by the buyer
  • Pre sale – same as pre purchase but commisioned by the seller
  • Insurance – condition report using insurer’s template – typically vero, is a lighter version of the pre purchase and pre sale with a simpler report and global photos for the insurer. This report costs less. Pre sale and pre purchase reports are both also accepted by insurers.

Inspection stages

The inspection is usually done in two stages:

  1. Out of water hull exterior: Lift or haul to inspect the hull exterior – (ranges from 1-2 hour duration depending on boat size). Mechanism may be a travel lift, cradle on a slip or trolley, floating dock, or tidal grid. Includes: Hull above and below waterline, shaft and bearings, propeller, anodes, rudder and bearing, skin fittings, antifouling, hull finish, keel, belting, boarding platform.
  2. In water: At the marina; includes: Internal structure/deck/interior/seacocks/glazing/hatches/deck gear/rig to gooseneck level/plumbing/glands/engine exterior.

We can also do the whole boat while out of the water if the vessel is on the hardstand for more than a few hours.

Inspection locations

We are an Auckland based company, we can inspect/survey vessels in Auckland, or anywhere in New Zealand.

Arrangements for inspection

Client (with broker if involved) facilitate haul out arrangements and access for in water parts of the inspection. Haul out typically ranges from 1-2 hour duration depending on boat size).

Covid-19 L3 general requirements

  • Physical distancing to be maintained when doing out of water inspections (distancing from travel lift operators, owners etc.) Special attention to be paid to wind direction and carry of droplets.
  • Names of owner and people operating travel lift etc to be kept
  • Hand washing/surface wiping procedures to be followed according to level 2 recommendations