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January 17, 2019

In summary, pay to maintain your vessel and machinery now, or pay more later. Sounds harsh? Well the reality is, boats and the equipment fitted to them live in a very harsh environment and in the long term cutting corners will cost more.

So the often heard statement, "I...

June 20, 2018

Not all services are the same, not all service providers are the same. True professionals discuss clients needs and work to establish a plan to meet those.

Recently a customer engaged us to conduct inspections on a large Motoryacht as part of a pre-purchase assessment....

April 4, 2018

Many vessels are fitted with what's commonly referred to as a fixed fire system. In this particular example this Riviera M400 is fitted with a "Sea Fire" brand FM 200 automatic system.

During a Pre-Purchase inspection on this vessel, two items were noted relat...

September 2, 2017

Every petrol engined, stern drive boat I survey during the sale process, the topic of "Risers and Manifolds" is often a "hot" topic, yes irony intended... I will give you some insight into the reasons and hopefully a better understanding why here.

All petrol sterndrive...

April 29, 2017

I was recently asked for some guidance on what to carry for extended cruising on board a 47’  Flybridge cruiser. The below list is directed towards boats of a similar size and use. Whilst you can’t necessarily prepare for every eventuality, having nothing gives you lit...

February 1, 2017

Here are some observations, gathered from watching countless, buyers, sellers and brokers work through the sales process on a variety of types of boats. Whilst no two boats or deals are the same, here are a few consistent items I’ve noticed along the way from my perspe...

September 30, 2016

Occasionally people ask me is it worth the cost to have a pre-purchase inspection done on the boat they are considering. My answer to them is that usually there will be a number of issues identified, and quite often the cost of repairs required is 10 or more times the...

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