Vedette < 60'


Vedette moins de 60'


Descriptive Expertise Motor Vessels Less than 60′

General course of the expertise

Duration: between 1/2 and full day depending on size.
Examination of the vessel if possible afloat and then ashore.


  • Sea trial
  • Survey ashore at least 3/4 hour
  • Oil sampling for analysis (if the oil has more than 20 hours of operation)

It is preferable for the Applicant to be present throughout the entire duration of the expertise, as this is a privileged moment to get acquainted with the vessel and possibly resolve any problems discovered.

Review of the ship’s technical documentation and debriefing: ½ day


Immerged parts :

  • Polyester hulls: osmosis control (Sovereign tester)
  • Metal hulls: ultrasonic thickness control by probing
  • bases or lines of shafts, propellers, chairs, hydrolubic rings
  • sterns and rudders
  • Hull grommets and strainers

Hull and deck:

  • hull / deck connection
  • delamination research
  • deck fittings and equipment, watertightness of portholes
  • Windlass and anchor

Propulsion unit :

  • test
  • leak detection
  • visual and auditory inspection
  • hot spot search with laser thermometer
  • oil samples for analysis

Indoor networks

  • valves
  • electrical circuitry
  • freshwater circuit
  • gas circuit


  • testing of all equipment

Comfort equipment

  • Testing of all equipment

About 40 to 60 pages with a conclusion:

  • Main recommendations
  • Estimation of market value

Printable edition sent by e-mail (.pdf files) and by post (a CD is sent to your address).
A hardcover, paperback edition can be provided upon request.

If the claimant is absent during the expertise, pre-reporting is possible by video-conference on Skype (1 to 2 hours, about 100 photos with our comments).

General terms and conditions of the expertise
A few days before the expertise, a Mandate of Expertise 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.