Simplified pre-insurance visit report


Conditions and general course of the expertise
  • The present expertise cannot be assimilated to a complete pre-purchase expertise. There is no systematic examination of the lively works, the rigging and the sails (for sailing boats). The engine(s) are checked by a simple starting test. Instruments and equipment are simply listed but not systematically tested.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

The expertise of your vessel is a privileged moment to make a really complete control of the hull and equipment. It can therefore be useful to choose a complete “pre-purchase” type of expertise. (Polyester sailboat expertise)
In this case there will be an exhaustive check of all the equipment, a climb to the top of the mast (for sailboats) and a complete check-up of the engine(s).


Deck :

  • hull / deck connection
  • search for cracks and delamination
  • deck fittings and equipment
  • windlass and anchor

Rigging :

  • Examination of the mast foot assembly

Drive unit :

  • Test of correct operation at start-up.

Réseaux intérieurs :

  • valves
  • 12 or 24 V electrical circuit
  • electric circuit 220 V
  • freshwater circuit
  • gas circuit

Electronics :

  • inventory of all equipment

Comfort equipment :

  • inventory of all devices



About 20 to 30 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.