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Old 22 May 2012, 03:48   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Morecambe
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Length: 10m +
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[QUOTE=Ruari 29;463496]Hello guys need to ask as just had my first survey.
I went for a 5yr full survey instead of change of ownership, Was charged 850 + 200 for travel.
The surveyor had to travel 2hrs each way so 200 fair enough.
But what about the cost 850 from certifying auth, seems a bit steep?

I would like to know which certifying body this was, I think you will find that YBDSA (for example) will only be charging 120 for their part of the process, assuming this was a straight forward survey, i.e. no added stability survey etc.
200 for travel, I see that you are in Stonehaven so the surveyor won't have been using motorways, so lets assume he was travelling at a constant 50mph that's a generous 100 miles each way, 1 a mile good going really, going rate is about 50p per mile.
By my reckoning, that's 830 per day for the surveyor, nice work if you can get it!!!
ps my last 5 year (Mar 2012) cost me under 500 all in, including roughly 2 hours each way travelling.

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Old 23 May 2012, 16:47   #12
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Town: Stonehaven
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Its a 10 mtr boat, no stability test done straight forward survey, all my kit was laid out for them etc etc.
Company name M_c_l

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