Pre purchase surveys are an essential aspect of the purchase of ships and boats, particularly in the second hand market.
Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants can provide pre-purchase surveys of all vessels from small private boats to the very largest sea going ships including LPG Carriers, VLCC and Bulk Carriers etc.
Pre-purchase surveys performed by Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants include a full survey of all accessible areas of the subject ship and, very importantly, specific areas of known recurring problems on various ship types and designs.
By performing a pre-purchase survey of ships, the buyer can reduce the risks of unexpected additional repair costs, unexpected operational down time and damage to their reputation which can occur when a ship is unexpectedly removed from service – particularity following a high profile or publicised purchase.
There are very few, if any, ships in operation in the world which are problem or defect free. Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants can identify such defects prior to the purchase agreement being completed and this information can be used in the purchase decision or price negotiation.