Pre-Purchase Marine Surveys Sydney
Are you about to purchase a used boat and looking for an independent pre-purchase survey report in the Sydney region? We can provide you with a detailed, accurate and informative report before you purchase a boat.
We are a highly experienced team of dual-certified Marine Surveyors and Engineers, and strive to provide you with the most comprehensive report possible. Throughout the inspection, we cover the hull, engines, electrical and complete a sea trial. You will receive your report in a timely manner, so you're not left waiting for the results of your survey. We're always available for advice before and after the purchase, so we can give you a professional, unbiased opinion and walk you through the results of your survey.
If you want to tick every box, our comprehensive inspections can also include oil sampling and computer diagnostic reports for most makes and models.
- Sydney Wide Service
- Fast & Efficient Reporting
- Unlimited Follow Up Advice
- Friendly Service
- Detailed Easy To Read Reports
- Sea Trial & Testing Under Load
- Interstate Purchase Advice
- High Quality Photo Gallery Of Vessel
- Easy Online Booking
- Accepted By All Major Insurers
- Dual Certified Marine Surveyors & Engineers
What do we inspect?
Our only criteria is that the vessel has at least one engine. We specialise in power boat surveys, and do not survey sailing yachts. Listed below is a brief overview of what we check on our pre-purchase condition reports. Each inspection is tailored specifically to the make, model and options fitted to the vessel to ensure we check everything we possibly can onboard. We can also provide additional services such as oil sampling and engine diagnostic read outs on most engines.
Looking for more information? Click below for a sample report.
- Navigation Lights
- Cabin & Cockpit Lighting
- Underwater Lighting
- Navigation Equiptment
- Depth Sounders
- Air Conditioning
- Battery Chargers
- Refrigeration & Icemakers
- Underwater Lighting
- AND MORE
- Hull Identification Numbers
- Skin Fittings
- Sea Cocks
- Running Gear
- AND MORE
- Compression (Petrol Only)
- Gearbox Oil
- Engine Oil
- Trim Systems
- Steering System
- Engine Mounts
- Cooling System
- Exhaust System
- Oil, Water & Coolant Leaks
- AND MORE
- Full Throttle RPM
- Oil Pressures
- AND MORE
How much do our surveys cost?
|Vessel size||Pre-Purchase Marine Survey and Mechanical Report|
|0-22ft or 0-6.7m||View our Boat Inspections page|
|23-30ft or 6.8m-9.1m||$745 + $175 per additional engine inspected|
|31-40ft or 9.2m-12.2m||$920 + $175 per additional engine inspected|
|41-50ft or 12.3m-15.2m||$1150 + $175 per additional engine inspected|
|51-60ft or 15.3m-18.3m||$1379 + $175 per additional engine inspected|
|61ft or 18.4m and larger||Contact us for a quote|
|Generators||$175 per additional generator|
|Oil Samples||$250 for the first, $100 each additional sample|
|Diagnostic Computer History||$99 per engine (Mercury & Volvo petrol engines only)|
PLEASE NOTE: OUR PRICING DOES NOT INCLUDE SLIPPING
Ask a Question
Request a Sample Survey Report
We are proud of our work, and happy to provide a sample survey report upon request. Fill in the form, including details of the type of vessel you’re looking to purchase and we will send a comparable sample report.
Ask our Opinion
Looking at listings can be confusing, and we understand it may not make complete sense. Leverage our experience by sending us a couple of listings that you’re interested in, and we will provide you with independent purchasing advised based on the information provided in the listing.
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Read what our previous customers are saying:
Aaron and Dom have assisted us with surveys in Sydney for some time now. I’ve always found their mechanical knowledge and advise excellent and surveys both professional and prompt allowing us to assist the buyer with real time information.With the changing times and closed borders their services have become even... read moreMark Smith
Contacted the team at BoatBuy to arrange an interstate inspection for me. Don was very responsive, clearly articulated the expectations and costs and referred me to book on-line. Process was simple and inspection arranged. Report was very comprehensive with plenty of pics and provided same day of inspection. Followed up... read more
- Martin Thorn
I have had the pleasure of dealing with this company as a buyer and a seller and found them to be highly reliable, professional, knowledgeable, informative and above all, honest. I particularly experienced when buying a boat, they were happy for me to attend the inspection and provide on the... read more
- Stephen Nash
My wife and I organised a Survey through BoatBuy, on a boat we wanted to purchase.... What an amazing experience and thorough service!We cannot thank Brendan enough for what he did. He did an absolutely professional job and worked SO hard. I could not believe he went out of his... read moreGlenn Watson
Awesome service!! This is going to sound like a paid add but I couldn’t be happier!! Brendan and Aaron were awesome to deal with and an amazing insurance policy!!! Originally wasn’t going to get a check done as I was that confident ? but deciding to get it professionally... read more
- Steven Shorten
I had Brendan and Don come do a thorough Pre Purchase Inspection on my Haines Signature before I bought it.The boys were great and answered all my learner questions and gave me some great general info and tips as well as the report on the boat/motor/trailer.Highly recommended
- Tyrone Stewart
I found Aaron to be contactable and easy to talk with,although Sydney's prices of inspection is double than Queensland it was money well spent when Sellers think their boat is in good condition. Aaron was my eyes as I live in Brisbane and when you are spending $40k... read more
- Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd
I have been using BoatBuy for over 5 years, in the which I have purchased 5 boats for my fleet of charter boats from 30 to 105ft. Some of the best customer service I have experienced, with thorough and useful reports. All of the inspections conducted were Marine Survey and... read more
- Yvette Collins
This is the second time we have used Aaron from BoatBuy and the second time he's saved us.He is the most honest, transparent and knowledgeable expert in his field that we have ever worked with, period.Aaron literally lost money today as he provided us with very clear 'do not purchase'... read more
- Gus Allouche
When our neighbours were selling their boat to downsize, they told us Aaron from BoatBuy surveyed their boat for the purchasers and said he was incredibly thorough. So when we found the boat we liked, we contacted Aaron and true to form he went over the boat & identified things... read moreJulian C
Some of the best customer service I have experienced. Very prompt, responsive and keen to help in any way they can. Aaron and Don are extremely knowledgeable and provided a very comprehensive report. They are also just all round great guys. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
- Alan Chang
I engaged boatbuy after reading about them on the web. Spoke to Aaron a few times about my concerns. I found Aaron to be friendly, matter of fact and systematic. The survey uncovered quite a few problems so I never went ahead with the purchase. The inspection had certainly given... read more
- Executive Property Services
It was a very good professional service being a purchaser from another state with COVID restrictions in place Aaron and Don still made it a very easy journey. From day one before even engaging boatbuy to inspect a boat I was already watching all their videos in YouTube of what... read more
- Eddie Wong
Luckily I found BoatBuy helping me doing the survey for my first boat. As a first boat buyer I know nothing about boat. The survey report provided by them is absolutely comprehensive and professional.They found the critical issue on Transom Assembly which will cost me $100k to repair.I'll definitely ask... read more
- David Gillard
As a Mechanical Engineer I was initially hesitant to engage a third party to do a pre-purchase inspection. Aaron provided excellent service, was highly professional and proved to be very knowledgeable. His expert investigation identified key areas of risk which allowed informed negotiation on price to take place. I... read more
- Mitch Evans
Aaron from Boat Buy has been nothing but exceptional from my first phone call enquiry, to his simple online booking form, through to his extremely thorough boat survey. He also provided detailed post survey information that assisted me making an informed decision on my purchase. I would be the first... read more
- cameron Yates
I can highly recommend BoatBuy. Recently I had Aaron carry out a pre purchase inspection of a boat I was buying in Sydney. With the borders being closed across Australia due to Covid-19 I was unable to fly across and check out things myself so I was really relying on... read more
- Antony Collins
Got to say, Aaron from Boat Buy is fantastic.He showed so much patience dealing with my brother and I on an inspection for a particular boat.We are both novices when it comes to boating but Aaron guided us through the process, explained things so we could understand easily and also... read more
- Colin Gilbert
Aaron was recommended to us as the guy you need when purchasing a boat. He made the process easy and gave us the confidence we needed to proceed with the purchase. Being almost 3000klms away from the boat, it was important to us to receive such a detailed report with... read more
- Tasha Dal Bianco
I have always had a positive experience dealing with Aaron and his team. Extremely professional, knowledgeable and well connected. The attention to detail and customer service far exceeded my expectations and left me overall extremely satisfied with doing business with BoatBuy.
- Constance Attard
Worth every cent. The inspection was extremely thorough, and the report was easy to read and evaluate. I fell in love with a boat, and Aaron's inspection covered all the defects, including a ranking into high, medium and low risk. Seeing the information in black and white, brought me back... read moreAllan Morgan
I found Aaron an absolute gentleman, he couldn't do enough for me. The purchase was successful and Aaron's report (very professional content) allowed me to purchase the boat a lot cheaper although I need to throw a couple of bob on it I was really a good buy. Thanks Aaron... read more
- jan mcbryde
We recently used Aaron to inspect a cruiser we were going to purchase - all good visually and low hours on motors. It was not our first boat purchase either but we were coming from a trailer boat background. His very detailed structural/ electrical/ mechanical survey picked up major problems... read more
- Marcella Merck
I engaged Boatbuy before making a final offer on the boat we did end up buying and Boatbuy has been the best dollars spent so far. They offer both structural and mechanical/electrical survey in one, which is not common. They provided a thorough, honest yet unbiased assessment of the vessel... read moreOwen Donald
Excellent pre-purchase survey - thorough and comprehensive, including all the usual visual inspections in and out of the water but also engine and gearbox functions, electrical components and electronics. Oil testing covered for reasonable cost - so important for assessing engine and gearbox condition. Undertaking a thorough survey is... read more
Why trust us?
Founded in 2015, we are a marine surveying company operating in NSW and QLD. With over 40 years of collective experience in the Marine Industry, we are a team of dual certified Marine Surveyors and Engineers providing independent survey reports.
We do not sell boats, meaning we can provide unbiased professional advice for our clients. We get the opportunity to review hundreds of boats per year, meaning we’re up to date with all the latest issues and relevant problems arising on boats.
We strive to provide the best reports and highest level of customer service in the industry.