Yacht Surveyor Jim Pritchard carries out a number of different types of surveys –
A pre-purchase survey by Jim Pritchard will establish the structural and
working condition of the yacht and its equipment, and in his report he will
provide detailed recommendations for remedial work that may be required.
Following the survey, Jim Pritchard will be available to provide guidance and
advice to the Purchaser, to enable him to negotiate fair concessions from the
owner that take into account the findings of the survey.
Surveys for insurance renewal, damage repair and the condition of specific
aspects of a yacht or its equipment are also provided.
AREAS OF OPERATION
Although most yacht and boat marine surveys are carried out on the South Coast of England surveying frequently in Hamble, Southampton, Lymington, Portsmouth, Chichester, Gosport, Poole, Brighton and the Isle of Wight, Jim Pritchard also often flies to the Mediterranean and other overseas destinations.
Jim Pritchard works with other specialists within the industry and may call on
their services to provide additional specialist advice.
TONNAGE SURVEY &
EUROPEAN UNION RCD
Jim Pritchard is authorised to carry out MCA Code of Practice surveys for the
certification of charter and other commercial vessels. He also provides advice
with regard to the European Union Recreational Craft Directive, whose
application is required when privately selling a yacht that has been imported
from outside the EU. Jim Pritchard carries out Tonnage Measurement Surveys that
are required when registering a yacht.
Jim Pritchard oversees and monitors the construction of high value yachts from
conception to handover, representing the Owner’s interests to ensure a
workable contract, to advise on the suitability of the contract specification,
report on progress and quality, manage and advise on contract additions and
verify the achievement of payment stages.
Jim Pritchard provides expert witness advice for both civil and criminal legal
actions. His reports are accepted as a reliable authority, based on a wealth of
practical and professional experience, gathered while working in the marine
leisure industry since 1975. He also provides expert advice for other specific
Jim Pritchard will carry out an inspection and gather the information and
experience that is required to arrive at a market valuation for a yacht.
Valuations are carried out to satisfy the requirements of marine mortgage
lending, guidance to purchasers, insurance cover, settlement of disputes and
commercial studies for banks with regard to the security and structure of their
marine mortgage portfolios.