Services

PRE-PURCHASE / CONDITION SURVEYS

These are usually the most comprehensive type of surveys and are strongly advised to clients when purchasing a new or, more especially, a used vessel.  The prospective owner requires the surveyor to thoroughly inspect the vessel, her machinery, rig, service systems and equipment, to find, as far as practical, her condition, quality and any faults.  These surveys should include, where possible, a full out of water inspection, to assess the structural integrity and water tightness of the hull, rudder and 
stern gear.  This will also include the condition of the cathodic protection, and an examination of  the machinery (non-invasive), propulsion, fuel, electrical, gas, sewage, water and other service systems.  A sea trial may be conducted, where practical.  The nautical items,  appearance,  and an assessment of the overall level of maintenance, general condition, structural and mechanical integrity of the vessel will be considered.

VALUATION / SUPERFICIAL EXAMINATION

This type of inspection is often carried out at the same time as a Pre-Purchase survey and is used to determine the fair market value of the vessel which is normally required for insurance, mortgage or other financing.  When a valuation is carried out separately,  it will be clearly stated in the surveyor’s report that  this type of survey does not constitute a Pre-Purchase survey and it should not be regarded as such.

DAMAGE INSPECTIONS

Damage surveys are usually required by an insurance company to assess the extent of damage to a vessel resulting from an accident / incident.  The surveyor will carry out a thorough examination and report on the resulting condition of the vessel, the probable cause of the damage, recommended repairs, and an estimate of the cost of such repairs. This will require liaising with the client, boat yards or repairers, and transportation specialists.  It should be noted that insurance companies expect immediate reporting of accidents / incidents, and speedy damage assessment and reporting by a surveyor.  Best effort should also be made to minimise further damage or deterioration of the vessel following the accident / incident.

FISHING VESSELS

Pre-Purchase / Condition surveys for fishing vessels are thorough and
comprehensive examinations of the vessel, her machinery, rig, service systems and equipment, to find, as far as practical, her condition, quality,  and any faults, and are strongly advised to clients when purchasing a new or, more especially, a used vessel.  These surveys should include, where possible, a full out of water inspection, to assess the structural integrity and water tightness of the hull, rudder and stern gear.  This will also include the condition of the cathodic protection, and an examination of the machinery and deck equipment (non-invasive), gallows, poles and rigging, propulsion, fuel, electrical, gas, sewage, water and other service systems.  General condition of the fishing gear may also be included where required.  A sea trial may be conducted, where practical.   A Valuation / Superficial Examination is often carried out at the same time as a Pre-Purchase survey and is used to determine the fair market value of the vessel
which is normally required for insurance, mortgage or other financing. When a valuation is carried out separately, it will be clearly stated in the surveyor’s report that this type of survey does not constitute a Pre-Purchase survey and it should not be regarded as such.

COMMERCIAL CRAFT

Small commercially operated vessels, up to 24 metres load line length, and
carrying no more than 12 passengers, are legally required to comply with the relevant Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Sailing and Motor vessels.  Similarly, small
commercial work boats also have to comply with the relevant   Codes of Practice.   Presently all of these Codes of Practice are in the process of being superceded by a single harmonised Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Boat Code, and guidance is given in the MCA MGN 280(M) note. 
Pegasus Marine Surveys is authorised by the IIMS and Mecal Certifying Authorities to 
undertake examinations on behalf of the MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels,  Stability Tests and Tonnage Measurements.  MCA Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration and Inspection examinations are carried out through Seafish Marine Services.

CONSULTANCY, TROUBLESHOOTING AND INVESTIGATIONS

Pegasus Marine Surveys has extensive experience and knowledge in the mechanical, marine and surveying industries, not only with sailing and motor vessels but also with fish farms, mussel farms and mooring installations.  Troubleshooting, investigations and design consultancy services can be offered – contact us to discuss your requirements and solve your problems.

OIL ANALYSIS SERVICES

Pegasus Marine Surveys can provide Oil Analysis Services, available for engine and gearbox oils which give an indication of the suitability of the lubricants for continued use of the machinery, and provide important information about the condition of the components within the machines. Early detection of emerging mechanical problems using chemical and physical examinations of the lubricant by oil analysis can be an effective diagnostic tool, which can allow remedial maintenance to be planned and carried out before a serious and costly failure occurs.  A single sample at time of survey could give indications of the condition of the machinery prior to purchase, and regular sampling during service could be an effective monitoring programme providing real savings by increasing machinery availability and reliability while reducing the costs associated with unplanned repairs and downtime.

TONNAGE MEASUREMENTS

Pegasus Marine Surveys is a tonnage measurer appointed by the International Institute of Marine Surveying and Mecal, and is authorised to carry out measurements on vessels under 24 metres in length overall on behalf of the MCA for Registration on Part 1 of the British Registry.  The tonnage measurements for vessels, other than fishing vessels, are in accordance with MS (Tonnage) Regulations, 1997, Part 3, as defined in Part 1 of the Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations, 1997.

Registration on Part 1 of the British Registry gives entitlement to the following:

  • Proof of title to the vessel
  • Provision of internationally acceptable documentation for passage to foreign ports
  • Allows registration of a marine mortgage
  • Services of British Consuls and protection by the Royal Navy
  • Proof of date of build with respect to the EU Recreational Craft Directive
  • Ensures that the vessel’s name is unique on Part 1 of the British Registry
  • May enhance the resale of the vessel

BOAT DELIVERY

Pegasus Marine Surveys carries out boat deliveries around the UK,  Europe  and Scandinavia with an experienced and dedicated professional skipper and crew.

SHIP’S SUPERINTENDENT

Pegasus Marine Surveys can provide the services, advice and support of a Ship’s Superintendent experienced in ship repair, modifications, trouble shooting,  and Lloyd’s Register Classification compliance.