Examples of catamarans that Fieldhouse Yacht Surveys have undertaken are shown on this page. Click here for links to a few sample reports. These reports will give you a good idea of what to expect from a typical pre-purchase or insurance survey. Of course, the scope of the survey and the content of the reports can be tailored to your specific requirements.
If a suitable drying facility is available, we are quite happy to perform the out-of-water part of the inspection whilst the vessel is dried out on a slipway or on a shingle foreshore. The hulls will still need to be power-washed prior to inspection, but this method of survey is much more economical that paying for a crane or lifting hoist. Suitable locations along the South Coast of England include the public slipway at Itchenor, Chichester. The concrete slipway at Hill Head Sailing Club, Fareham is also suitable, but due to limited access, would only be suitable for very small yachts.
As with all types of marine survey, whether sailing yachts, motor yachts or houseboats, it is usual for the Owner or Buyer to arrange and pay for the lift-out fees. In most cases, a power-wash of the hulls should also be booked, in order to clean the hulls and submerged equipment. This will enable the marine surveyor to perform the best possible inspection of the exposed surfaces.