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About Vessel Inspection Services

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Catch a problem before it catches you.

Have some peace of mind on your next trip knowing that your systems are working correctly.


These inspections cover the basic safety features and performance of a vessel, from the required safety equipment to the hull condition and engine condition.

15-Point Check for Vessels

Basic Visual Inspection

Approximately 6-8 hours.
  • Horn is functioning correctly

  • Nav and anchor lights – working correctly
  • Electric windlass and anchor roller – check all functions are operating correctly with all safety extras
  • Exhaust hose and water lines – check for wear and cracking
  • Hose clamps – Check for aging and rusting
  • Coast Guard safety equipment – check needed gear quantities and expiry dates
  • Check all through hulls – visual condition with no leaking

  • Inspect shaft seals and rudder seal – for age and wearing
  • Inspect cutlass bearings – age and wearing
  • Zinc – check condition
  • Bilge pumps – check that all are functioning correctly
  • Props and thruster blade check – dings and missing blades
  • Hull condition – blisters, chunking paint

  • Glendinning and shore cable inspection if present
  • VHF radio testing – check all installed VHF radios for send and receive

5-Point Check for Vessels

More In-depth Inspection

Approximately 4-8 hours.
  • Dial indicate shafts – if possible, dial the shafts for any noticeable bend
  • Test all batteries onboard – Get a battery report for all batteries
  • Engines and generator systems visual – fuel, air, water, fluid levels
  • Check all through hulls – check that can be operated and smoothly and safely
  • Emergency Engine shut off check

Contact Gulf Marine Yachtworks today to learn more about Vessel Inspections.

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