Our expertise in sailboats

Discover the organisation of a sailboat survey led by our teams. Sea trials, complete examination and detailed report.
For any further information, please contact us directly.


General course of the expertise

Duration: Depending on size, from 6 hours to 2 days beyond 50′.

Examination of the vessel if possible afloat and then ashore.
Control, depending on size, of 120 to 150 points with, if possible or significant :

  • Sea trials
  • Drying out for at least 1/2 hour
  • Oil sample for analysis (if the oil has been in operation for more than 20 hours)


Ship documentation :

    • Ship’s papers / NIC
    • Technical documents
    • Maintenance invoices

Submerged parts :

    • Base or shaft line, propeller, chair, hydrolube ring
    • Sterns and rudders
    • Ballast
    • Hull / ballast connection
    • Hull passage and strainers
    • Polyester vessels: Osmosis control (SOVEREIGN tester)
    • Steel / Aluminium vessels: Corrosion control by ultrasonic hull thickness measurement (SOFRANEL tester)

Hull and deck :

    • Hull / deck connection
    • Search for cracks and delaminations / comodated areas
    • Fittings and deck equipment
    • Windlass and mooring
    • Internal structure

Electronics :

    • Testing of all equipment

Sails and rigging :

    • Examination of the whole
    • Climb to the top of the mast
    • Visual inspection of the capes, sheaves, lights and wiring

Power unit / Generator :

    • Test
    • Search for leaks
    • Visual and auditory check
    • Hot spot testing with laser thermometer
    • Oil samples for analysis (if requested)

Internal networks :

    • Valves / Pumps
    • 12 or 24 V electrical circuit
    • 220 V electrical circuit
    • Fresh water circuit
    • Gas circuit

Comfort equipment :

    • Test of all appliances (air conditioning / water maker)


Available in French or English on request.

Approximately 50 to 70 pages with a conclusion:

    • Main recommendations
    • Estimate of the market value

A bound edition, on paper ou a CD can be provided on request.

In case of absence of the applicant during the expertise, pre-report possible by video-conference on Skype (1 to 2 hours, about 100 photos with our comments).

General conditions of the expertise

A few days before the expertise, an Expertise Mandate is sent by e-mail confirming the particular conditions (amount, date, place, time of the appointment…) and all the general conditions for final agreement. The above description is a proposal that can be modified according to the technical and/or safety conditions encountered during the examination and considered as fixed by the applicant.