Cetec Marine Ltd

Boat surveyors and consultants based in surrey.

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What you need to know when buying a boat

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What you need to know when buying a boat

Are you buying a boat? Now would be an excellent time to get the Pre-Purchase marine survey. This survey will inform you about any problems the ship might have, giving you the best start, to make a well-informed decision (see the Pre-Purchase marine survey). A skilled marine surveyor is going to provide you with a detailed report of the hull's condition and the boat systems. This report will help you with the final decision of buying the boat,...

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What is a Hull Survey

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What is a Hull Survey

The Hull Survey is used to evaluate the hull's condition. It is vital when you are considering to purchase a boat, and it covers the hull's integrity, against the probability of sinking. This type of survey is useful when you only need to know the hull's condition, if any repairs are required, or solely out of curiosity. The hull survey consists of the external (out of water) hull inspection; the hull is checked for osmosis and...

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Out of the Water Pre-Purchase Survey

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Out of the Water Pre-Purchase Survey

An out of the water pre-purchase survey covers everything that the pre-purchase survey does, but also an additional and detailed hull examination. Depending on the accessibility, can also provide information about the original thickness of the plate, used in hull construction. While a pre-purchase survey includes the analysis of the installation standard and a visual inspection of the engine, it does not give the surveyor a chance to see how...

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The Scope of a Pre-Purchase Survey

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The Scope of a Pre-Purchase Survey

Purchasing a ship, yacht, boat or other vessel involves investing a large amount of money. Hence it is recommended that the buyer hires a surveyor to inspect the boat so that an accurate and comprehensive information on the condition of the vessel is obtained. The internal fit-out, equipment, hull and other parts of the vessel determine the build of the boat, and this depends to a great extent on where the ship was built, the experience,...

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What is a Marine Surveyor

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What is a Marine Surveyor

A marine surveyor can carry out a range of surveys according to your requirements. If you are buying or selling a boat, looking to insure it or checking the condition for annual maintenance, then there are different surveys available. They can survey and appraise, smaller to larger boats and everything in between. Marine surveyors ensure vessels are ready to go to the sea, lake or river, without any significant problems which are crucial for...

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Do I need a Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

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Do I need a Pre-Purchase Marine Survey

A marine survey will offer you confidence and alert you to problems when buying a new boat. A boat is one of the most valuable belongings you will ever own. It also could be a capital investment second only to your house. It is, therefore, advisable to have the boat evaluated by a skilled and seasoned marine surveyor prior to buying it.  A marine surveyor will supply a comprehensive record on the hull structure and the systems onboard...

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What to expect from a Marine Surveyor

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What to expect from a Marine Surveyor

If you are purchasing a boat of any size, you should get a survey. This is to ensure that you know about any defects. Using this information, you can make informed choices.  Whether you're purchasing a sailing boat, motorboat, narrow boat or any boat for use on lakes, rivers, inland waterways or the sea. Marine surveyor offers a fact-finding service. They are hired to inspect the boat with a fine-tooth comb. The surveyor will find out which...

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Considering A Pre Purchase Inspection

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Considering A Pre Purchase Inspection

Purchasing a boat not only requires the right amount of money. If you are the buyer, you should make the decision of having a pre-purchase boat inspection.  This will ensure that you do not have difficulties in terms of owning and using the boat. A boat owner who complies with the inspection would guarantee to have the assurance worry free in obeying boat regulations.  The boat inspection would lessen the cause of delay or...

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What are Tonnage and EAT measurement and certifica

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What are Tonnage and EAT measurement and certifica

If you want to effectively use your boat, the tonnage and EAT measurement and certification is required. This will ensure with no hassles or problems while you are using it in the UK or abroad.  In this process, the measurement of you boat is calculated. This determines the size and weight. We will assist you when it comes to the inspection and the measurement of your boat. We assure you that all the requirements are complete.  We...

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Understanding Ultrasonic Testing

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Ultrasonic Testing is the process of presenting a high-frequency sound wave. This is applied to one exterior side of a material. Then by reproducing the sound wave from the interior surface it can generate an exact measurement of wall thickness. Such waves could be directed at materials to sense flaws. This can identify problems  potentially invisible to the human eye.  The whole process works through using the directional nature...

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The Benefit of Getting A Boat Valuation

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The Benefit of Getting A Boat Valuation

No one likes to overpay for a boat. So how could you get a good idea of its value? For second hand boats, you will find several places which can help, and we are one of them. Whether you have a luxurious motor boat, power boat or flybridge, getting a boat valuation is a simple task you enlist with our help. You will find different reasons you would like to opt for our boat valuation before sale or purchase. Maybe you are planning...

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Do I Need a Hull Inspection

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Do I Need a Hull Inspection

If you own a ship or boat, proper care and maintenance is required. This important for it in order to provide the assurance of safety and reliability. Alongside regular maintenance, a hull inspection is required for your boat.  Why is it essential to make the inspection? Well security and safety is the major concern. Therefore, your boat needs to be in top shape before you use it. The...

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Steel treatment for narrow boats and barges

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Steel treatment for narrow boats and barges

Steel has always been a popular material to use to build narrow boats, barges, motor cruisers and yachts. The benefit of steel is that it can be cheaper than other materials. If it is treated right, it can out last many other materials. It can be a hardy material that offers many benefits over other materials. However, steel must be treated properly from the start to make sure that the benefits it provides last. The interior of the boat...

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Do You Need a Yacht Survey

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Do You Need a Yacht Survey

There are many reasons why you might want to have a yacht survey done. Let's take a look at why you should have a survey done and how you can benefit from it. A yacht survey already boat survey is usually done when you want to have your vessel inspected for quality. Alternatively, you can also have a survey done if you are planning to secure finance for the purchase of the vessel. There are different types of yacht surveys...

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What Types of Boat Surveys Are Available

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What Types of Boat Surveys Are Available

Boat surveys can be very important to do, for many reasons. Let’s take a look at the different types of boat surveys that are available, and what the benefits are. If you need to do a boat survey, it’s important to know what type of survey you need specifically. This will give you the results you need so that you can get the survey you need. One of the main reasons why you should do the survey is safety. You need to know that your...

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Why to Get a Boat Survey

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Why to Get a Boat Survey

There are many reasons why you can consider having a boat survey. Let’s take a look at some of the most important reasons and how you can benefit from it. There may be some times where an insurer needs a survey to be done on one of your vessels. Specifically, those vessels that are over a certain age, or those that are home-built and refitted. First of all, find the right person for the job. They need to be knowledgeable in their...

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What to consider during the Marine Survey

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What to consider during the Marine Survey

Marine inspections are important. But it’s also important that you know how to prepare and make a success out of your survey. Here are a few important tips. One of the most important things is to always be available and properly informed for the inspection. This will allow you to know what is coming, how to handle it and what to have ready. Apart from being available in person, you should always be available via telephone...

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Understanding the Marine Survey

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Understanding the Marine Survey

Marine surveyors have a specific job to do. It's a closer look at what the Marine survey is why it is important to get one. Most people in the boating industry are familiar with the Marine survey. The survey is quite important and they have specific benefits to offer. There are specific things that you should consider before you get your next survey done, to ensure you get the best results possible. First,...

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Benefits of a Boat Valuation

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Benefits of a Boat Valuation

Most of the types of surveys and inspections that need to be carried out on a boat will involve looking at its condition and seaworthiness. These reports are often in depth and look at both the internal and external components needed in order to have a functioning boat. There are also surveys that can be carried out from time to time during the ownership of your boat. Often these are not as in depth as the initial checks, yet are...

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The Importance of Insurance surveys

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The Importance of Insurance surveys

Once you have owned a boat for a certain length of time it is likely that you will need to arrange for an insurance survey. These types of surveys are often requested by insurance companies when your boat reaches a certain age. This is often around the 20 year mark; followed by 5 yearly checks thereafter. The survey itself will often come in two parts; the out of water structural survey and the valuation. Both aspects are equally...

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The Benefits of Ultrasonic Testing

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The Benefits of Ultrasonic Testing

There are a variety of different inspections that you can carry out on your boat. Most of which rely on a keen attention to detail from your surveyors. However, with advancements in technology there have been great improvements on the ways that checks can be carried out on boats. One of these is Ultrasonic testing. Also known as UT, ultrasonic testing is a non-destructive method of finding some of the hidden flaws of your boat. It...

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Why Arrange for a Pre Purchase Survey

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Why Arrange for a Pre Purchase Survey

Making the decision to buy a new boat is one that should never be taken lightly. After all, a boat can often be a costly investment to make. In fact, depending on the size of the boat you could see a price that is only second to your house. With this in mind it is key that you carry out all the required checks on the boat before you take the plunge and make that exciting new purchase. During these initial stages, one of the most vital...

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What Happens During a Structural Inspection

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What Happens During a Structural Inspection

When you own a boat you are likely to find that there are a variety of important checks to carry out. These come in a variety of forms, one of which is a structural inspection. Structural inspections are carried out on the hull and outer structure of the vessel. This is instead of a full inspection that may also look at some of the machinery and internal systems of the boat. There are times when a full survey of your boat is not required...

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Antifouling

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Antifouling

In the age of sailing around the world the vessels suffered badly from barnacles and weeds on the hull. This was known as fouling. Thin sheets of copper or Munz metal were nailed onto the hull in an attempt to try and prevent the problem but to no avail. This marine growth affected the performance of the boats of the time in many ways and so something needed to be done. In the modern day we use anti-fouling paint or bottom paint. This is a specialised...

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Blistering and Osmosis on GRP Craft

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Blistering and Osmosis on GRP Craft

The problem of blistering due to osmosis on GRP or Glass Reinforced Plastic bottomed craft goes back some years now. The appearance of this problem is large blisters on the bottom of the boat that is caused by water absorption. It is a common problem among GRP craft and over the history of the problem many products have been said to be the cure. However, research into the problem is still being done. New products are still lining the shelves...

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How to Buy a Boat

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How to Buy a Boat

Well the age old question, how do you buy a boat? It is a question that has many different answers and always many questions leading from it. Do you buy a used boat or a new boat? Do you buy a boat with the future in mind or what you would like for the present? There are many questions and many things to consider when buying a boat. But ultimately it is up to you to decide what you would like your boat to do for you. When...

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Towing a Boat

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Towing a Boat

Towing a boat can be a very stressful thing. Much like towing a caravan you are towing a valuable item of property with you. And we are pretty sure that you would like your boat to remain in the condition that it left in when you arrive at your destination. Here are our top picks for the do's and don'ts of towing a boat. Firstly, do make sure that your tow vehicle is in top shape. It is going to have be a work horse on the day...

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Varnishing

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Varnishing

Over time the varnishing process can become like second nature. If you do something enough times you will become aware of things to do and things not to do. Some methods can save you time and still leave a good job and you will need to learn the things that you must do to make sure of a good job. Once you have all of this knowledge varnishing can actually be quite a pleasant experience rather than, stressful work. The reason we varnish...

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Why Black a Bottom Plate

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Why Black a Bottom Plate

When you buy a steel boat there are a number of things that you have to do to make sure that it is safe to set sail. One of these processes is of course getting the bottom plate blacked. This is one reason why we offer surveys for finding out the work needed to get a boat ship shape before you buy it. Pre-purchase surveys can save you a lot of money. Why is this process important? Well it means that the boat is protected from corrosion...

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Boat Insurance Survey Schedules

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Boat Insurance Survey Schedules

The insurance survey is often referred to as a Condition and Value Survey. It is a survey used by the insurer for evaluating whether or not they wish to guarantee a certain vessel. An insurance survey is a minimal type of survey that is carried out to aid insurance coverage experts in making underwriting choices. The survey has two primary purposes:  To determine the vessel, its condition and basic value To identify...

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