Boat Inspection Checklist

Make sure the boat you want to buy passes this checklist. Take a notebook, pen, flashlight, inspection mirror and camera. Check for wear, cracks, corrosion, damage, and dampness. Once you think this might be the one hire a qualified surveyor to find the things you missed before you make an offer.

Exterior:

Deck:

Engine:

Sailboat:

Interior:

Safety equipment required for 30-ft. boat with fuel-stove:

Once you have done your own checks, ask your boat insurer for a list of qualified marine surveyors in your area. It's money well-spent to have a professional check the condition of a boat, engine and equipment before you make an offer! Marine surveyors are accredited by SAMSŪ Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and ABYC American Boat and Yacht Standards.

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