voilier bois


Voilier bois


Description Expertise

Wooden sailboat


General course of the expertise

Duration: between half a day and a full day depending on the size.

Survey of the vessel if possible afloat and then ashore.

Control, depending on the size, from 120 to 150 points with, if possible or significant :


  • Sea trial
  • Survey ashore at least 2 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.


Immerged parts :

  • hull inspection
  • base plate or shaft line, propeller, chair, hydrolube bushing
  • sterns and rudders
  • through-hulls and strainers
  • ballast
  • hull / ballast connection

Hull and deck :

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

Sails and rigging :

  • Overall review
  • Ascent to the top of the mast
  • Visual inspection of the sheaves, sheaves, lights and wiring.

Drive unit :

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

Indoor networks

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


  • testing of all equipment

Comfort equipment

  • testing of all devices

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.