Condition report

Our Condition report

A condition survey conducted by our surveyors takes place directly at the berth of the used boat or yacht. We at E/M/S are on site for you nationally and internationally. Rarely is such a condition survey commissioned by the seller. Usually the buyer orders it. A condition report should be as up-to-date as possible and not older than six months.


Test points of the condition report


Similar to a value survey, the survey for a condition report can be carried out both on the boat standing on land and on the yacht lying in the water. In a report, the general condition and any easily recognizable defects are recorded. The report, which will be handed over to you later, will also include photos of the defects that have been noticed. The inspection of the watercraft is carried out on the basis of a detailed inspection catalog.


Inspection, on land or in the water?


For a condition assessment it is not necessarily decisive that the assessment is carried out on land. A condition assessment can be carried out just as easily for a yacht or boat that is in the water. For an exact assessment of the condition of the underwater hull, it would be advantageous if the used boat or yacht were on land, but in practice it rarely results in significantly different findings. In practice such an survey often takes place with a watercraft which is in the water, whereby the condition of the underwater hull is also evaluated on the basis of simple observation.


Costs of a condition survey


The exact costs of a condition survey can be calculated quite accurately in advance due to the agreed scope. This gives you a clear statement about the expected costs. Our surveyors are required to place the execution of the order before considering the time required for this. This also assures you of a clear cost calculation in the event that our expert would need more time for the execution of your order than was originally assumed.


Is a condition survey worthwhile?


A pure survey of condition is worthwhile above all if you as the buyer and the seller agree on the purchase price.

A condition report gives you a clear overview of the condition of the used boat and all nautical equipment and components. The report gives you information about recognizable defects as well as signs of wear and specifies a rough cost calculation for the repair or overhaul. On the basis of the condition report you can make a good estimate of the renewal and maintenance work you will have to do in the near future.


When should a condition survey be commissioned?


The expert network of the European Institute for Maritime Services, E/M/S for short, covers the whole of Europe. Surveyors and experts in the vicinity of almost every European marina are registered and listed with us. This gives you direct access to a suitable surveyor or expert in the immediate vicinity of your selected used boat or your preferred pre-owned yacht.

You should therefore order a condition report if our boat check recommends it or if you are otherwise sure to buy the selected boat or yacht.

Caution is advised if the seller submits a condition report or wants to commission one for you.