Sea trials are always recommended whenever possible especially for power vessels where the engines make up a large proportion of its value and their performance and reliability is critical. Having inspected the engine for any patent defects the engines are run under load in working conditions over a period of time. This will ensure all components are operating correctly within their design specification.
Should there be any defects within the engines or transmission, this is likely to make itself evident during sea trials.
We can arrange for a marine engineer to be aboard if the surveyor or purchaser has any doubts over the condition of the powertrain.
All hull fittings, steering gear, rigging and instruments will be tested for functionality and serviceability.
Electronic equipment will also be tested for accuracy where possible.
We also offer a service whereby we carry out a pre-launch check on the boat, which can often serve to pick up potential problems before they arise.
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